Emily Ostler

Emily joined the team at Joplin Lawyers in February 2017 and works primarily in the areas of family law, criminal law and care and protection.

Emily previously worked as a family lawyer for two years at a Newcastle law firm. Emily also has experience in the care and protection jurisdiction, having completed a year-long paid Graduate Internship at the Department of Family and Community Services after finishing her university studies.

Emily has extensive advocacy experience and regularly represents clients in Family Court, Federal Circuit Court, Children’s Court and Local Court. She also has experience in alternative dispute resolution and assists clients through the negotiation and mediation process in family law.

Emily is proud of the fact that Joplin Lawyers is committed to making a difference to those most vulnerable in society.

Growing up in a small country town just west of Port Macquarie, Emily understands and is sympathetic to the unique legal issues facing those in rural communities and the difficulties they can face in accessing support and justice. Emily is passionate about the rights and protection of children and victims of domestic violence and works hard to protect those rights and ensure the safety and well-being of those most vulnerable in society. Emily firmly believes that the five long years at university will all have been worth it if she can make a positive difference in just one person’s life.

Outside of work Emily enjoys cooking, never turns down a good coffee and is a big fan of Harry Potter and reality television programs.

Associations / Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales

  • Legal Aid, Family Law, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Care and Protection and Domestic Violence panels

  • Committee member for the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association



  • Bachelor of Arts (Majors in Politics and Psychology) University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Newcastle
  • Admitted Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2014
  • Admitted High Court of Australia in 2015


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May 17, 2019

Why Joplin Lawyers?

Over the past year Joplin Lawyers has been recognised with a number of awards in our local community.  For this recognition we are truly grateful. I have been asked by many people how I have […]