Level 11, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne,
Victoria 3000
45 Gheringhap Street, Geelong,
Victoria 3220
62 Kepler Street, Warrnambool,
Victoria 3280
Team2 Scaled E1718770887985

Criminal Lawyers Melbourne

Facing Criminal Charges in Melbourne? We Can Help.

Are you facing criminal charges in Melbourne? This can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. At Gallant Law, our team of experienced and trusted Melbourne criminal lawyers is here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the best possible outcome.

Led by Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Criminal Law Specialist Lauren Cassimatis, our team has over 20 years of experience handling a wide range of criminal and quasi-criminal matters, including:

Here's what sets us apart:

We understand that every case is unique, and we will take the time to understand your specific situation and develop a personalised legal strategy. Our compassionate and dedicated approach ensures you feel supported throughout the entire process.

  • Proven Track Record: We have a history of achieving successful outcomes for our clients.
  • Client-Focused Approach: We prioritise your well-being and future alongside your legal defence.
  • Free Initial Consultation: Discuss your case with an experienced Melbourne criminal lawyer at no cost.
  • We are trained in culturally and socially safe legal representation to properly customise and advocate for clients from all communities to ensure equitable justice.
  • We are founded and led by Lauren Cassimatis, a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.

Don't face this alone!
Contact Gallant Law today and let us help you navigate the legal system and protect your future.

Our initial consultation is free of charge. Please contact us today and find out how we can help you on: (03)90709885 or

Why Us
Our Practice Areas

From criminal to corporate and professional liability, we understand the stress of facing legal proceedings. With our fixed fee service Gallant Law provides simplicity, strength and clarity during this difficult time for you and your family.

Meet Our Team

Gallant Law clients are supported by a full team of experienced and skilled solicitors, barristers, therapists and forensic experts. Our team services all Courts and Tribunals from metropolitan and regional Magistrates’ Courts through to Supreme Courts and the High Court of Australia.



Gallant Law is a well-established law firm that assists clients with a wide array of specialist matters throughout Victoria and Australia. We are some of the best criminal lawyers in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool, always working with compassion and dedication.

Led by one of Victoria’s preeminent criminal lawyers, our entire legal team always puts our clients first and approach each of our clients’ cases with care and attention to detail. If you need further information about our legal services, please book a free consultation now. We are happy to meet face to face or by video.

Defending criminal and corporate liability matters is more than just a courtroom battle. No matter how far down the line you are in the criminal justice system, our team at Gallant Law is ready to provide comprehensive representation to protect you, your family, and your future. We offer expertise and years of experience in a wide range of legal matters, including criminal law, white-collar crime, disciplinary proceedings, department prosecutions, WorkSafe prosecutions and building disputes.

When you face criminal charges, it can be daunting. You struggle with anxiety and uncertainty – fear of a police investigation, making a mistake during the interview, confusion over the legal justice system and stress about the proceedings and outcome. We understand the long-term emotional and practical consequences of a criminal conviction. You’re worried about your job, your family, your reputation, and your future. All these concerns can weigh on you and your family during the process.

Whether you’re at the police station for an interview, have already been interviewed and charged, facing court proceedings or thinking about appealing a conviction or sentence, our criminal lawyers are determined to act in your best interests and achieve the best result for you.

Our team is friendly, approachable, and respectful. We deal with every matter empathetically and nonjudgmentally. We approach each case with an understanding of the cultural and personal circumstances of our clients and their families.

At Gallant Law, just like you, we’re parents or family-focused people. Having dealt with thousands of people just like you, we understand the anxiety of legal proceedings for both you and your family.

If it puts you at ease, we can involve your family in our communications and consultations and draw on their support as much as you are comfortable with.

To ensure you have access to the best support and resources throughout the experience, we can connect you with counsellors, medical professionals, job opportunities and housing support. Through our involvement with these various professionals and organisations, as well as our sincere interest and training in culture, diversity and inclusivity, we provide a service that sets us apart from other firms in our industry.

We have developed an upstanding reputation over the last 20 years with judges, magistrates, and barristers, building strong relationships with all the role players in the criminal justice system to put you in the best possible position throughout the process. This also extends to knowing the best experts who can support your case with evidence or therapeutic support. This means you get the best of expert minds to help build your case and protect your interests.

Gallant Law are Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialists (Criminal Law) and members of:

  • The Law Institute of Victoria
  • Geelong Law Association
  • The Victoria Legal Aid Indictable Crime Panel
  • The Victoria Legal Aid Summary Crime Panel
  • The Victoria Legal Aid Children’s Court (Youth Crime) Panel

What sets us apart? The best results come from persuasive, measured, and respected representation. An aggressive, angry style of representation may impress some clients, but experience tells us it doesn’t get the best results. We work hard and strategically to get the very best result for you.

We have extensive experience in all forms of legal services, including written and court advocacy, negotiations, pleas and trials. We counsel clients through appeals, breach of court order proceedings and bail applications. We always put your case, your interests, and your rights first.

Our team is trained and experienced in dealing with mental impairment cases and clients with complex mental health issues. Our Principal Lawyer is also a fully trained and certified Mental Health First Aid provider.

As a small firm, we believe in a holistic approach to legal representation. We consider your life beyond the case you’re currently facing to provide you with warm, consistent, and clear communication at a time and place that is convenient to you. This can be in person at our office or prison, on the phone or via Zoom.

And if English is not your first language, no problem. We have a multi-lingual team who can give you legal advice in Greek, Italian, Arabic, Ukrainian and Russian. We also have strong working relationships with many interpreters including Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin, on call if needed.

Giving back to the community is important to us. We pride ourselves on our involvement in charities and community events. As a firm, we support women in business, local businesses and sports, and LGBTIQ+, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Island, African and Pasifika communities. We have sponsored several initiatives and events to elevate the success and wellbeing of those seeking support or in need.

Gallant law
We are on the Victoria Legal Aid Panels for:
  • indictable crime
    Indictable Crime
  • summary crime
    Summary Crime
  • youth crime
    Youth Crime

With more than 20 years of experience in criminal law, Gallant Law approach our clients’ legal proceedings with compassion, warmth and a family-first approach.

Untitled Design 2023 05 09t102618.680
Why choose
Gallant Law

For your convenience we provide multiple ways to engage our services and to meet with us, including face to face at one of our many locations and by video. Book your free initial consultation to see how we can help you.

Book Free Consultation
Logo – 1
  • Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

    Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

  • We Are On The Victoria Legal Aid Panel

    We are on the Victoria Legal Aid Panels for youth crime, summary crime and indictable crime.

  • Experience In Major Criminal Trials

    Experience in all major and complex criminal trials

  • We Speak Fluent Greek, Italian And French

    We speak fluent Greek, Italian, Arabic, Ukrainian and Russian

  • Always Available To Assist You

    Our trusted lawyers are always available to assist you.

  • Combined 80 Years Experience

    Our Principal has over 20 years of experience and our Senior Lawyers each have over 10 years of experience in the law

What Our Clients are Saying

Before coming across Lauren. I didn’t know much about the legal system and what to expect. The team at Gallant Law gave substantial amount of support throughout the whole process. Their hard work paid off and gave me the result I was looking for. I would recommend them to anyone.


Principal Director, Lauren Cassimatis, possesses the critical qualities of exemplary professionalism, whilst retaining authenticity. I highly recommend her and Gallant Law.


This law firm was a delight to work with. I would recommend them to everyone! Lauren replied to my initial enquiry very quickly and professionally. She really took the time to understand the issues. She was highly organised and arranged for Sam to represent me. Sam really knows his stuff and I felt comfortable with their representation. They were able to get a fantastic result! If you are looking for a law firm with amazing lawyers, this is the place to go to!


    Enquire Now

    Complete your details below to book your free consultation.

    By Your Side

    For your convenience we provide multiple ways to engage our services. Book your next appointment to see how we can help you.

    Book Free Consultation

    The Best Criminal Lawyers in Melbourne, Always Working with Compassion

    With more than 20 years’ experience in criminal law, Gallant Law is a firm that clients can look to for comprehensive and attentive legal services and insights. Our skilled solicitors approach our clients’ legal proceedings with compassion and warmth, and the same dedication and commitment if it was their own case. At Gallant Law we provide a family-first approach, ensuring that your clients feel respected and supported at all times, and are given the guidance and advice necessary to navigate their respective legal process. It’s just one of the reasons why we are seen as some of the best lawyers in Melbourne and across Victoria.

    Why We’re Recognised as a Leading Criminal Law Firm in Melbourne

    When they want legal assistance and representation from the sought-after criminal lawyers in Melbourne, clients call on the staff here at Gallant Law. It’s not just our years of combined experience in criminal law that sets us apart, it is the attention and support we provide to each and every one of our clients that has made a trusted and respected name in the industry. Our solicitors offer an understanding and supportive service to all clients, no matter the nature of their case or its specific circumstances, and fight in their corner to achieve the best outcome possible.

    How Do the Top Lawyers in Melbourne Work?

    Here at Gallant Law, we work to do things a little different than many other major law firms across the city. We do not treat our clients as just another face in the boardroom, and instead take the time to better understand the finer details of their case and circumstances. That is why, when they want representation from the top lawyers in Melbourne, clients turn to Gallant Law.

    Can We Offer You A Guarantee?

    Yes, we guarantee no stone will be left unturned when preparing your defence. You’re not just getting a legal defence team; you’re getting a support system. And where possible, the same lawyers will always work on your case, ensuring continuity and an understanding of your circumstances and background throughout.

    You’ll have premium legal representation throughout the process, providing you with the skills and experience of a longstanding firm, with our unique, modern approach adding extra value.

    We know you’re probably concerned about your legal fees. That’s why we guarantee an upfront quote and fixed rates per stage of the proceedings, giving you clarity, certainty, and most importantly, peace of mind about your legal fees.

    No matter which stage of the legal process you are currently in, we can help you today. Contact us to find out how we can defend your case and get the best result for you and your family, so you can look forward to a positive future.

    Our initial consultation is free of charge. Please contact us today and find out how we can help you on: (03)90709885 or

    Untitled Design 2023 05 09t102903.191