Michael Purcell has worked in the criminal justice system for his entire working life. He joined Potts Lawyers in 2008 and is one of our leading senior criminal lawyers. His experience informs his gift of being able to explain to clients clearly and simply what is likely to happen next in their matter. Critically, he can map out a path which achieves the best possible outcome… and that is often one which genuinely exceeds client expectations.
Michael was admitted as a barrister in 2003. He also has over two decades experience as a prosecutor in Magistrates Courts throughout the State. He prosecuted extensively throughout Queensland, including service in the Legal Services section of the Department of Natural Resources, Mines & Water Brisbane as a principal lawyer and team leader of their compliance prosecution section. In that role he had responsibility for the carriage of prosecutions, appeals & administrative actions throughout the State. As a consequence Michael has developed excellent negotiation skills with Crown Law and the Director of Public Prosecutions.