Over 50 years of combined experience

Success in Courts Australia-Wide

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LY Lawyers Solicitors and Barristers

Our lawyers are all accomplished court advocates, who all appear in courts throughout NSW and interstate on a daily basis. We are familiar with all the judges and magistrates throughout NSW, and are well known and highly respected by them. One thing that all of our criminal defence lawyers have in common is a fierce determination to protect our clients. All of our lawyers are known to fight hard for every single client they defend.

Our lawyers are chosen for their outstanding court work and fearlessness in representing our clients.

Welcome to our team!

Adam Ly, B. Ec., LL.B.

Managing Director and Principal Lawyer

Adam Ly is the Managing Director and Principal Solicitor of LY Lawyers.

Adam is a well known Criminal Law specialist.

Adam has more than 20 years criminal law industry experience.

He appears daily in the Local Courts, District Courts and the Supreme Court of NSW, and has extensive experience with complex criminal matters in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

Adam is currently involved in the firm’s most serious cases, including defending our clients charged with murder, large commercial drug importation and supply, serious sexual assault and complex fraud matters and serious interstate prosecutions.

Other than in New South Wales, Adam has appeared for our clients in serious criminal cases in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. He has also appeared in District and Supreme Court trials in Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. He has achieved huge success for clients who have been charged with extremely serious criminal offences throughout Australia, including numerous ‘not guilty’ verdicts in long criminal trials.

In NSW, Adam has been representing clients in numerous courts throughout the metropolitan area and country NSW. He continues to strive to protect the rights of those who have been accused of criminal offences.

Adam is highly regarded for his commitment to his work and clients. His dedication to the principles of justice and fairness are what separate him from other criminal law advocates.

Ash Jawas, LL.B

Senior Associate

Ash brings to our team a wealth of criminal law experience both here in Australia and overseas. With more than 15 years experience as a Lawyer, Ash has been tasked with managing our ever-growing Parramatta office. Ash was admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand. During his career he has practiced in all areas of law, though  he has predominantly focused on criminal law for more than a decade. He has represented clients in all jurisdictions throughout NSW including the Childrens, Local, District and Supreme Court as well as the Court of Criminal Appeal. Ash has a passion for criminal law, and aided with his strong work ethic, knowledge of the law and experience, he is able to achieve desired results for those that he represents.

 

Sam Karnib B. Comm, LL.B

Associate

Sam specialises in criminal law and has come to our firm having worked at a boutique criminal law firm in Western Sydney. Over the years Sam has worked closely with Australia’s leading barristers and has reputation for outstanding preparation, hard work and great communication with clients.

Sam has dedicated his career to defending those charged with criminal offences. He is fanatical about the law and is devoted to achieving the best outcome for each client.

Sam appears as a solicitor in the Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeal for various matters, including defended hearings, sentence hearings, bail applications and committal hearings. Sam’s advocacy skills are exceptional and is able and willing to assist any client no matter how big or small the charges are.

Sam recognises that facing criminal charges and appearing in court can be quite daunting on the client and he will stand beside his clients throughout the entire experience. He is approachable and is easily able to connect with clients.

Sam is a meticulous lawyer whose attention to detail ensures that every aspect of your case will be thoroughly investigated.

Andrew Balalas LL.B, B.Sc

Criminal Defence Lawyer

Andrew started his journey in the legal profession in South Australia, gaining invaluable experience shadowing a prominent Barrister in Adelaide in various high profile litigation cases. Following the realisation that he wanted to pursue a career in Criminal Law, Andrew joined a top tier Criminal Law firm in Adelaide where he was involved in some of the most difficult and complex cases the firm had conducted.

Coming to NSW with valuable experience in the criminal law field, Andrew joined another prominent criminal law firm in Parramatta where he conducted summary and complex criminal matters and appearing in all NSW courts on a daily basis.

A well spoken, sharp and meticulous advocate, Andrew is currently involved in some of our firm’s most complex cases including defended Trials in Melbourne, Brisbane and country NSW. Andrew is also currently assisting our Principal with cases involving alleged Murder, attempted murder, large scale drug importation and Cartel offences.

Michael Djurichkovic, B.PsychSt, LL.B

Criminal Defence Lawyer

Michael graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Law and also retains a Bachelor of Psychological Studies. He obtained his graduate diploma of legal practice from the College of Law and commenced his legal career here as a graduate, and now as an important lawyer in our Sydney City Office. During his time here Michael has gained a wealth of experience and has been a great asset to our firm; assisting in an array of complex matters including murder trials, sexual assault and commercial drug supply matters. He has a great passion for law and is always keen to seek further knowledge and experiences.

Michael is a diligent and proactive professional who strives to deliver the highest of quality legal services to our clients. He is dedicated towards ensuring his clients are top priority and fighting for a fair outcome no matter what the situation may be. He understands that being charged with a criminal offence is a stressful time for an individual and their family and is here to help you progress through your matter in a straightforward and uncomplicated manner. Michael is a firm believer that justice should always be obtained and works hard to achieve favourable and successful results for our clients.

Mona Elbaz

Legal Secretary

Mona is the first point of contact for any enquiries or assistance in our Sydney Office. Mona obtained her Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of New South Wales. She is currently studying postgraduate law through Sydney University’s Law Extension Committee. Mona has a passion for crime and justice, and is heavily focused on becoming a Solicitor who specialises in the criminal law. Mona is a highly skilled individual, with the ability to speak three languages. She is a motivated, committed and reliable individual who always strives for the best. Mona aspires to graduate from law soon and join our group of criminal defence lawyers.

Anna Grubisic

Legal Secretary

Anna is the first point of contact for any enquiries or assistance.Anna has extensive experience in administration and accounts departments as well as secretarial and executive assistance positions. She is a point of support for our lawyers and has a keen interest in the criminal law field, consistently seeking to expand her knowledge in this scope. Anna is a driven individual who enjoys a fast-paced work environment and rises to the challenges each new day brings. She is a hardworking individual who is devoted to ensuring we deliver the best possible service to our clients.

Barristers We Brief

“Lawyers” in the Criminal Defence Law profession generally fall into separate and distinct categories, “Solicitors” and “Barristers”. Barristers form a separate part of the legal profession, and work in separate offices to solicitors called “Barrister’s Chambers”. Barristers are generally required to assist solicitors in serious criminal cases, often dealt with in the higher courts of NSW, such as the District Courts, or the Supreme Court of NSW.

Much like Specialist Doctors and GPs in the Medical profession, Barristers are instructed by solicitors to assist with particularly difficult cases that are dealt with in the higher courts, for example Murder or Manslaughter.

At LY Lawyers, we instruct Barristers of the highest calibre and reputation, with a wide range of Junior and Senior Counsel (also known as a “QC” or “SC”) working with us on a regular basis.We have worked and continue to work with Barristers in various Chambers throughout Sydney, including:

  • Forbes Chambers – Philip Boulten SC, Marugan Thangaraj SC, Grant Brady S.C, Troy Edwards and others,
  • Sir Owen Dixon Chambers- Winston Terracini S.C, Bart Vasic
  • Samuel Griffiths Chambers – Anthony Bellanto QC, Nicole Carroll, Adam Williams and others
  • Garfield Barwick Chambers- Greg James QC
  • Tom Percy QC (WA), Phillip Urquhart (WA),
  • Phillip Dunn QC (Vic)
  • Janice Crawford (QLD)

…and many more.

We have been very successful in defending serious criminal charges, working well with the Barristers we brief, both in Sydney and Interstate.

If you would like us to instruct a Barrister in your case, we are happy to introduce you to the various Barristers we brief to help us achieve the best result in your case.

Contact us for your Free initial consultation. Available at our Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Liverpool, Wollongong or Newcastle office.

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Achieving results one case at a time

Highly recommend! Joseph handled my case and got the result he said i would, communication was great and his advice on what to do to help my case was great, dont hesitate to give them a call if you ever need legal help.

Todd Hurring

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:46:32+00:00

Todd Hurring

Highly recommend! Joseph handled my case and got the result he said i would, communication was great and his advice on what to do to help my case was great, dont hesitate to give them a call if you ever need legal help.

Achieving results one case at a time

Want to say a big thanks to Adam and the team, was looking at jail without a doubt, already had 2 other common assaults, a GBH, and a fair few other charges on my record and facing another GBH. Never done jail before and thought this was my time for sure. Great service from them, Adam always answered my calls and step me through everything the whole way. Managed to stay out of jail with a ICO order, big win, thanks again, highly recommend

Breno T.

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:53:27+00:00

Breno T.

Want to say a big thanks to Adam and the team, was looking at jail without a doubt, already had 2 other common assaults, a GBH, and a fair few other charges on my record and facing another GBH. Never done jail before and thought this was my time for sure. Great service from them, Adam always answered my calls and step me through everything the whole way. Managed to stay out of jail with a ICO order, big win, thanks again, highly recommend

Achieving results one case at a time

I just wanted to say a big thank you to LY Lawyers. My husband just got his sentence at Parramatta District Court last week, expecting to be in jail a lot longer. He was charged with supplying commercial drugs. LY Lawyers represented him with great passion and commitment, all of their staff chipping in to get a short sentence. Only a year to go before he gets out!

Kim Smith

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:53:58+00:00

Kim Smith

I just wanted to say a big thank you to LY Lawyers. My husband just got his sentence at Parramatta District Court last week, expecting to be in jail a lot longer. He was charged with supplying commercial drugs. LY Lawyers represented him with great passion and commitment, all of their staff chipping in to get a short sentence. Only a year to go before he gets out!

Achieving results one case at a time

It was a pleasure to work with LY Lawyers. They got me off from my charge. Could not thank them enough!

William Song

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:54:34+00:00

William Song

It was a pleasure to work with LY Lawyers. They got me off from my charge. Could not thank them enough!

Achieving results one case at a time

Joseph was amazing and did a fine job representing me in my case. He got the job done and got me the result I wanted.

Habib Rahman

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:55:09+00:00

Habib Rahman

Joseph was amazing and did a fine job representing me in my case. He got the job done and got me the result I wanted.

Achieving results one case at a time

Joseph you did an amazing job representing me at Sydney District court . My prior lawyer didn't do anything for me in the local court, but u guys were great in the district court. Thanks for being patient with me too.

Josh Tyler

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:56:43+00:00

Josh Tyler

Joseph you did an amazing job representing me at Sydney District court . My prior lawyer didn't do anything for me in the local court, but u guys were great in the district court. Thanks for being patient with me too.

Achieving results one case at a time

I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my case and THANK YOU for the section 10!

Craig H

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-06-25T22:57:53+00:00

Craig H

I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my case and THANK YOU for the section 10!

Achieving results one case at a time

The team at LY Lawyers were great to deal with, after getting charged with a minor offence. The costs were upfront and affordable. Communication was great and I felt like they really cared about me. If I was ever in trouble again they would be my first point of call for help.

Sarah Davies

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-02-01T00:09:03+00:00

Sarah Davies

The team at LY Lawyers were great to deal with, after getting charged with a minor offence. The costs were upfront and affordable. Communication was great and I felt like they really cared about me. If I was ever in trouble again they would be my first point of call for help.

Achieving results one case at a time

What a result from a great team!

Adam handled my case and put everything he had into it. He's a great lawyer at affordable fees. Would highly recommend.

John L.

Ly Lawyers
5.0
2017-02-01T01:38:38+00:00

John L.

What a result from a great team! Adam handled my case and put everything he had into it. He's a great lawyer at affordable fees. Would highly recommend.
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