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Brisbane Criminal Lawyers - Getting to Know the Team at Guest

With a passion for helping people, our entire team is committed to getting the best possible results for our clients. Learn more about the Brisbane criminal lawyers behind Guest here.

Adam Guest – Director

Adam is the Legal Practice Director of Guest Lawyers, a firm he established in 2008. Adam has practiced in criminal law for the entirety of his career which has seen him appear in all jurisdictions as an advocate in trials, bail applications, sentences and appeals. He has represented people charged in many high profile matters, including the first successful defence of the VLAD laws. Because of his expertise and support for practitioners in the industry he is considered an industry leader among Brisbane criminal lawyers.


Kris Jahnke – Partner

Kris has carved out a successful career in the fields of criminal law, administrative law and litigation since starting in the industry in 2005. He has worked on a number of high profile cases in both criminal law and commercial law. Kris is committed to ensuring clients know where they stand in relation to their legal defence by making himself available at all hours of the day. He has a strong belief that for Brisbane criminal lawyers to properly represent a client they must be easily accessible and willing to talk through any issues the client may have.


Adam Dwyer – Partner

Adam has completed both Bachelor and Masters degrees in law, with postgraduate degrees in Commercial Law and Criminology. He is currently working towards his Doctor or Laws. Adam is well placed by virtue of his qualifications to advise and represent corporate clients and individuals in all white collar crime matters. Adam also has extensive experience investigating major crime in Brisbane and prosecuting in the Magistrates Court, giving him a unique and invaluable combination of skills.


Nick Brown – Solicitor

Nick has successfully represented many clients charged with various criminal offences and is well placed to deal with any offence before the Courts. He has eight years’ experience with personal injury matters at a statutory level and is well equipped to represent and advocate for all cases of personal injury matters. Nick delivers outstanding service and advice with respect to those personal injury matters arising out of motor vehicle accidents, work cover claims and PIPA.


Tanya Gallagher – Office Manager

Tanya has been working at Guest Lawyers for eight years and is employed as the Office Manager. She completed a Certificate II in Business Operations at the Sarina Russo Institute in 1997 and has been working in law since that time. Tanya enjoys the diversity of the criminal defence field and is an integral member of the operations of Guest Lawyers.


Sarah Jowitt – Law Clerk

Sarah has worked for Guest Lawyers since 2015 and is a highly valued member of the firm. She consistently exercises her experience and knowledge of law to support our solicitors in delivering the best results for their clients. She has gained a wealth of experience in appearing before all court jurisdictions in Queensland, including the Magistrates, District and Supreme courts for a range of very serious criminal proceedings. Sarah anticipates to graduate from her degree in a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Justice at QUT in 2017.


Jac Thong – Law Clerk

As a valued law clerk at Guest lawyers, Jac epitomises professionalism and being personable in the work place, with an intense focus towards perfection. Jac has been exposed to and instructed on a range of very serious criminal proceedings, as well as matters concerning administrative law and litigation. He is in his final year of a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business (Finance) degree at QUT.


Lewis Hunter – Law Clerk

Lewis has been a working as a Law Clerk at Guest Lawyers since 2015. He is an integral member of the team, who prides himself on liaising with clients effectively and not leaving any query unanswered. His trademark is intensely immersing himself in any matter so he can problem solve at length with both solicitors and counsel, to help deliver the best result for a client. Lewis is in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Business degree at QUT.


Working with Our Brisbane Criminal Lawyers

The Brisbane criminal lawyers at Guest will act for any person charged with a criminal offence. In addition to representing people all over Queensland, we often travel to other states and territories. Our criminal lawyers are admitted to practice all over Australia. We offer free initial consultations (including in prisons) to assist with a number of criminal matters. Please get in touch with us either via email or by calling (07) 3211 3007. Our team of experienced lawyers will be more than happy to assist you.