Balance of Justice
Seeking balance is the power of impartiality with which justice is served
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Criminal Defence Law
Professional, expert and strategic legal advice for the best outcome
Balance of Justice
Seeking balance is the power of impartiality with which justice is served

David Barrese & Associates Criminal Lawyers

David Barrese & Associates is a criminal defence law firm in Melbourne, based in the heart of the legal precinct in Melbourne's CBD. We have experience in a broad array of criminal law matters ranging from minor criminal offences to Murder. Our experience includes appearances in all jurisdictions, including the Children’s Court; Coroners Court; Magistrates’ Court; County Court; Supreme Court; Supreme Court of Appeal, and the High Court of Australia.

Because we practice exclusively in Criminal Law, we are able to provide clients with practical legal advice regarding their matter.  We strive to deliver the highest standard in legal representation and we assist our clients in a professional and timely manner in our endeavour to achieve just results.

Our firm is energetic and vibrant, whilst incorporating professionalism and experience. At David Barrese & Associates, we do not take shortcuts. Your matter is carefully prepared by our skilled legal team and Advocates, and our clients are encouraged to actively participate in the legal process to assure the best outcome. We hold excellent rapports with experienced Counsel at the Victorian Bar and also interstate, who will work with us and our clients in preparing and representing the case in Court.

No matter is too minor or too complex. We are passionate and have the drive, knowledge and experience to assist and represent you. As we strongly stand by the notion that all persons are entitled to a defence, our fee structures are and will remain competitive, allowing you to seek professional advice and representation, regardless of your financial means. As a member of the Victoria Legal Aid Indictable and Summary Crime Panels (being exclusive to private criminal law firm panels) we may also be in a position to assist eligible persons who require the assistance of Victoria Legal Aid to fund their matter.

We hold true to our philosophy that all persons are entitled to a defence and to be legally represented by a lawyer of their choosing.

Our Team

David Barrese

Principal Director

LL.B (Hons), B.Com, Grad Dip (Legal Practice)

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24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 9600 0688 OR email us