MEET DONNA SMITH
Donna is our Managing Lawyer based in our Maitland office. Donna is available to travel to all courts and takes instructions in all legal matters. She understands that each criminal law client is facing a difficult situation. She is passionate about helping them understand the situation they find themselves in and aims to assist them in moving forward as quickly and sensibly as possible. Prior to completing her Law Degree Donna worked within the NSW Police Force for over 20 years.
Currently, Secretary of a local Woman’s Refuge, Donna has also recently completed her tenure as a board member of Path to Change – which assists young people with employment and accommodation opportunities.
Proficient with matters in both the local and district court, Donna’s criminal law work includes mentions, bail applications, DV offences, ADVO defence, sentence matters, hearings and trial and appeals (both privately funded and legally aided).
She is also practised at handling child sexual assault and abuse matters against Catholic Church and Catholic schools.
Donna has a strong working relationship with both junior and senior barristers and other experts relevant to matters such as psychologists and forensic psychologist’s.
Outside of work, Donna maintains her dream to own a 67 Mustang one day!
Associations / Memberships
- Law Society of New South Wales
- Newcastle Law Society