Professional Experience

Joanna regularly appears in a broad range of criminal and traffic cases, including:

  • Bail applications to the Local, District, and Supreme Courts of New South Wales,
  • Sentencing proceedings in the Local and District Courts of New South Wales,
  • Complex Local Court defended hearing,
  • Domestic violence matters (including apprehended violence orders),
  • Serious sexual violence matters,
  • White collar crimes,
  • Complex drug supply and possession crimes,
  • Applications pursuant to s 14 and 19 of the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 (NSW) (formerly known as s 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990),
  • All manner of appeals, including licence appeals in the Local Court, severity and conviction appeals in the District Court, and
  • Indictable matters.

Throughout her career, Joanna has successfully defended countless clients in a broad range of criminal and traffic cases. Joanna has a proven track record of achieving favourable outcomes for her clients. She is known for her meticulous preparation, attention to detail, and strategic approach to each case she handles. Joanna is a strong believer in honesty and transparency for her clients when providing any legal advice. Because of her passion for criminal defence and justice, she works tirelessly on each of her client’s cases, whilst providing prompt and reliable advice, and fierce representation in the Court.


Joanna understands that being accused of a crime can be one of the most challenging experiences a person can face. She approaches each case with empathy, compassion, and a commitment to her clients. She works closely with her clients to thoroughly investigate their cases, identify legal defences, and develop personalised strategies aimed at achieving the best possible outcome.

She is not just a criminal defence lawyer; she is a dedicated advocate for her clients who is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of her clients. If you are facing criminal charges in New South Wales, you can trust Joanna to provide you with the skilled legal representation and unwavering support you need to navigate the legal process.

Outside Interests

  • Joanna is a multifaceted individual with a wide array of personal interests that reflect her vibrant personality and zest for life.
  • One of her greatest passions is exploring the natural world. She finds solace and rejuvenation in spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking, camping beneath the stars, or embarking on scenic bike rides along winding trails.
  • She is drawn to the transformative power of literature, which allows her to escape into different worlds, gain perspectives, and explore the depths of the human experience.
  • She is also a novice artist. Spending much of her free time with a paintbrush in hand, capturing the beauty of the world around her.