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Emma Fogerty – Criminal Lawyer

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“It is my privilege to be able to help clients through, what is for most, a very difficult period of their life. I see it as my role to help clients fully understand what is happening, to carefully explore all their options, to negotiate for them effectively and in the end to fight for them in court.”

Emma approaches her clients with compassion, their legal issues as a sharp and strategic adviser and the courtroom as a fearless advocate.

Emma completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University.  The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice has proven to be invaluable within the specialty of criminal defence by providing a deeper understanding of a range of issues affecting people that come into contact with the criminal justice system.  She has undertaken voluntary work for the Logan Youth Legal Services where she has helped vulnerable members of society.

Emma held an appointment as an Associate to a District Court Judge, before working at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in North Queensland.  Emma has a unique skill set and a wealth of experience, having worked for all sides in the justice criminal justice system.  Emma resolved that criminal defence was her preferred end of the bar table and has worked exclusively in the area of private client criminal defence since 2011.

Since joining the Potts Lawyers team she has led the defence on some of the firm’s major criminal cases. Emma prides herself on her discretion, which she believes is one reason for her strong practice based on word of mouth referrals.

Emma is recognised as an expert in offences of a sexual nature and manages both complex police investigations and trials.

Emma’s Testimonials

“I’m very satisfied with your firm and the two staff in particular I had the pleasure of dealing with, Miss Emma Fogerty and assistant Jacqui Hespe who made the whole process easy. Your firm will be highly recommended by us both.”

“Thank you again for your time with my matter Emma. I can’t put words to the amount of relief you have given me over the past few weeks. You are obviously extremely good at what you do. Hopefully bump into you again”

“Hi Emma, thank you for all you did for me during my recent court case. We can now move on with our lives. Best wishes for the future.”

“I would like to thank Potts Lawyers for all the help I have received over the last few months. It’s has been a pleasure dealing with Emma and yourself. A VERY PROFESSIONALL TEAM.”

“Hi Emma,

Thank you so much for how you handled my case in court today, for the time and research you put in and especially for accepting it in the first place. I’m obviously so happy with the result but sincerely grateful for what you did and how well you did it. You’re such an affable and genuine women, so glad I met you and had you representing me Emma. I know you must deal with some tough and demanding cases so thanks again for taking the time to look after mine. Nailed it!”

“Hi Emma,

I just wanted to send you a message to thank you for being exceptional at what you do. I am so grateful to have found you and have you represent us in our matter. You were so thorough, professional, personable, confident and calculated. I feel as if I can finally move on to grater things! I admire your style and would absolutely recommend you to anyone we know (although I would never wish this upon anyone). 🙂 Should our paths ever cross again (may they be in other circumstances LOL!) I’d be proud to say that I have worked with you and have absolute faith in your work and who you are as a person.

Thank you again from my heart.”

“Hi Emma, thank you for all you did for me during my recent court case. We can now move on with our lives. Best wishes for the future.”

“If you require legal advice or the services of a criminal lawyer, I urge you to speak with Emma Fogerty.

When a legal matter appears it is most often unexpected, this is when one can be at risk of a rushed, panic, and emotional decision of whom to engage, it can be very costly, stressful and greatly affect the outcome of the result.

We were told that only barrister would be able to handle the case, how wrong that proved to be.
After being given shabby legal advice and representation from an expensive solicitor and his recommended barrister, costs were mounting up, I felt there must be a better alternative for our 18 year old son and our finances. Upon much research I discovered the profile of Emma Fogerty from Potts Lawyers.

Having a high profile criminal lawyer such as Emma advise that in fact we only required a Barrister if things proceeded further and at the final stages of the proceedings was such a relief.

I am confident that my son would have been wrongly convicted of a serious crime he did not commit if we did not have Emma acting for us. Despite already engaging and paying for the bungled services of a different solicitor and Barrister in the early stages of the case it was well worth changing representation on many levels.

My son and our entire family so grateful we entrusted Emma to take care of the case.

Emma displayed an outstanding level of legal knowledge, empathy and most importantly showed
leadership and strength when dealing with the different personalities of our family became too emotional and may have otherwise caused further stress.

We were also very happy with Emma’s recommended choice of Mr Tony Kimmons. They worked together extremely well. Together with the strong case they presented upon investigating and gathering evidence, the matter did not go to trial and was worked out via mediation. A rare situation considering the initial seriousness of the allegations.

Today my son has no conviction recorded against him. We managed to avoid a costly, lengthy trial
by listening and being guided by Emma. I have every confidence in her ability, she is simply the best.”

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