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Gold Coast: (07) 5532 3133
24 Hour Crime Line: 0488 999 980 or 18004POTTS
Santos Place, Level 6, 32 Turbot Street,
Brisbane 4000
(07) 3221 4999
Gold Coast
44 Davenport St,
Southport 4215
(07) 5532 3133
24 Hour Crime Line
0488 999 980 or 18004POTTS







Our Criminal & Litigation Lawyers

Our Criminal and Litigation Lawyers

We are a boutique litigation practice with offices in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. We service clients throughout Queensland and northern NSW and regularly appear in all courts and tribunals. Our criminal and litigation lawyers practice exclusively in criminal law or civil litigation.

Our criminal law department is Queensland’s largest criminal law practice, with more than 150 years of combined legal experience. We have helped many thousands of clients in situations like yours. We have appeared as criminal lawyers in every court from the Magistrates Court to the High Court.

You can trust our advice and have confidence that we will leave no stone unturned to achieve the best possible result for you. We believe in professional values which put our clients’ interests first. Our practice has been sustained by those values since 1928.

We invite you to meet our team of experienced Criminal Lawyers, Litigation Lawyers and Migration Lawyers.

Click on the links below and view their individuals profiles.

Our Criminal Lawyers


Bill Potts

Director - Criminal Lawyer

Our founding director brings to Potts Lawyers a breadth of criminal law experience derived from a successful career spanning more than three decades.


Rob Franklin

Managing Director

Rob Franklin is the Managing Director of Potts Lawyers. Rob has practised for more than three decades, principally in the areas of commercial litigation and law firm management.


Cameron Browne

Director - Criminal Lawyer

Cameron is one of only a small number of Accredited Criminal Law Specialists in Queensland. Director Cameron Browne has practised exclusively in criminal defence for over 15 years, dealing with serious crime, white collar offences and traffic law.

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Mark Williams

Director - Criminal Lawyer

Mark’s Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management major) provide the grounding for a wide variety of criminal and quasi-criminal matters.

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Erin Mitchell

Director - Criminal Lawyer

Erin has established herself as a leading criminal lawyer. She has been recommended by the prestigious Doyle's Guide to the Legal Profession for Queensland Criminal Lawyers and was a finalist in the national Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards for Senior Associate of the Year.

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Andrew Hanlon

Director - Criminal Lawyer

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology and has also completed a Diploma of Legal Practice.

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Danielle Hanson

Senior Associate - Criminal Lawyer

Danielle is a senior criminal lawyer who works across both our Southport and Brisbane offices. She is highly experienced in a wide variety of criminal matters, including domestic violence, violence offences, sex offences, and more.

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Joe Wicking

Senior Associate - Criminal Lawyer

Joe is a senior criminal lawyer who works across both our Southport and Brisbane Offices. He is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law (Qld) and a dedicated and proficient advocate in all aspects of Criminal Law & Traffic Law.

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Sinead Garland

Senior Associate - Criminal Lawyer

Sinead is a criminal lawyer working in the Gold Coast office. She has experience with a wide range of matters and is focused on representing her clients' best interests

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Jack Bendall

Criminal Lawyer

Jack’s interest spans the full spectrum of criminal and traffic law, from murder and manslaughter to dangerous driving, assault, drug and sexual offences. Regardless of the issue, Jack will ensure he works with his clients to obtain the best possible outcome.

Colleen Battersby

Criminal Lawyer

Colleen Battersby is criminal lawyer based in our Brisbane office. She completed her Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in her native Canada at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Upon moving to Australia in 2018, Colleen completed her Juris Doctor degree from Griffith University.

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Billy Gee

Criminal Lawyer

Billy Gee is a criminal lawyer based in our Gold Coast office. He has completed a double degree of Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Griffith University.

Our Litigation & Migration Lawyers


Craig DoRozario

Director - Litigation & Migration Lawyer

Craig’s main area of practice includes commercial litigation, insolvency, employment law, negligence and compensation claims and disciplinary matters.


Jason Papoutsis

Senior Associate - Litigation Lawyer

Jason specialises in civil litigation matters, particularly employment law, disciplinary law, commercial and contractual disputes, construction disputes, administrative appeals, insurance disputes, and equitable remedies.

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Ashleigh DoRozario

Litigation Lawyer

Ashleigh is a litigation lawyer at Potts Lawyers, who has considerable knowledge in dispute resolution with a focus on insurance and compensation law, including significant experience in an array of complex matters

Chris Korbel

Litigation Lawyer

Chris holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Griffith University, and is admitted to the roll of legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

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Tom Foran

Migration Lawyer

Tom welcomes enquiries from other migration advice professionals with particularly complex situations or problems, and of course from people in the community and aspiring migrants.

Our Support Staff

Victoria Fraider

Practice Manager

Victoria has worked in the legal industry most of her professional career. Victoria has a diverse skill set. As Practice manager, she works closely with the Directors and staff of the Potts Lawyers team to drive the strategic direction and operational success of the firm.

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Jacqui Hespe

Personal Assistant

Jacqui has worked in the legal industry for over 30 years, initially in a chamber of barristers. Jacqui has been with Potts Lawyers since 2003 and has been a personal assistant to a number of directors in that time.

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Meg Darbyshire

Criminal Law Secretary

Meg Darbyshire supports a number of lawyers in the criminal law department. She has previously worked in customer service and management experience in retail and she has a diploma in crime and justice studies and is currently studying for a degree in law at Griffith University.

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Ziah-Diaz Meade-Casey

Litigation Law Secretary

Shantelle Wallace

Law Clerk

Shantelle is a Law Clerk at Potts Lawyers and has worked within the criminal law profession since 2017. Shantelle is in the process of finalising her studies, completing a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. Shantelle routinely appears in court and has a thorough knowledge of court processes and procedures at every level. She works closely with our Directors and Senior Associates, assisting with legal research tasks, liaising with the Prosecution and keeping our clients up to date on what is happening with their matters.

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