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Leanne Warren, top criminal lawyer Melbourne

When only the best criminal defence will do, Melbourne chooses Leanne Warren & Associates. An accredited criminal law specialist for over 23 years, Leanne Warren leads an experienced team of lawyers dedicated to getting the best possible result for clients accused of a wide range of criminal offences.

With extensive experience in sexual offences, drug offences, fraud, traffic charges and crimes of violence, Leanne Warren & Associates are Melbourne’s best legal defence against unjust sentences and wrongful convictions.
For honest, confidential and obligation free advice on how to defend your criminal charges, call the team at Leanne Warren & Associates today.
Leanne Warren, top criminal lawyer Melbourne

The team at Leanne Warren and Associates is dedicated to ensuring that high-quality legal representation and expert legal advice are available to all of our clients. Should you require legal assistance, please contact our office.

Your Premier Choice for Criminal Defence in Victoria

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Dedicated Criminal Lawyers in Melbourne, Leanne Warren & Associates are renowned for their expertise in defending criminal charges from drink driving to murder. With experience in the Children’s, Magistrates’, County Courts, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and High Court, our expert team help you to achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances.

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Assault Offences
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Defence of EPA Prosections
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Drug Offences
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Fraud Offences
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Testimonials

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"Just a short note to say thank you to you and your team for representing me in what was arguably the worst period in my life.

From the start you assured me that everything will work out and quite frankly, l didn’t believe you. l have learnt from you, that even if you make a mistake and ultimately take ownership, not only does it teach you: 1. Not to put yourself in that position again 2. You can be given a second chance 3. With the right Legal representation you can achieve a favourable result.

Thank You for trying to keep me calm throughout this long process. Wish you all the best in the future as mine looks rosy now."

Nic

"Thank you Stacey for assisting and getting a great outcome. We are grateful and very relieved."

Sam

"Thank you very much for your assistance in dealing with my matters. You came into my life when I needed an angel to assist me and thank you for doing what you do. Love your work!"

Grae

"I am extremely happy with the outcome of court it couldn’t have gone any better and It’s all thanks to you and Angela. I cannot express my gratitude enough for what you have done for me and my situation. I also cannot express how much I appreciate everything.

I will forever be grateful for your support and help throughout this whole thing. So again thank you so much! Could you please pass on the message to Angela and tell her how much I appreciate her help as well !"
Tom

"Neil and I would both like to acknowledge the exceptional manner in which you have dealt with our challenging situation. Iva has been terrific to deal with and very patient in difficult circumstances. We are pleased with the outcome today and both feel she did a great job on our behalf.

We would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone and wish you success and prosperity in the future."
Jenny

"Dear Leanne,

As per our discussion this afternoon, I am willing to accept the prosecutors offer of dropping all charges against me. Please pass on my thanks to Matt for his involvement in this matter, and of course a big thanks to yourself also. I’d give you guys a hug if I could for the professionalism and care that you show in your practice.
All the best to you and your team,"
Ben

"Just wanted to thank you again for today. I’m still in awe at how well it went down today and so quickly all without you barely speaking. My daughter was so happy to see me home when she got home from school. You are a true gem. I am truly grateful, you were the only one who showed me an ounce of interest in my hour of need.

Thank you, thank you thank you. With a performance like today you are going very far in your career!"
Serena

"It’s just started to sink in, what happened at court today and I would like to thank you again for your understanding and support. You made it all much easier J. I am driving back home to work my butt off so I can start my life again."

Matt

"Just wanted to thank you for all the work you have done for my case, charges dropped, good result etc. I really appreciate all you have done for me over the years, so thank you."

Craig

"Cannot ask for a more professional Law firm. Kate was very professional and is the best criminal lawyer. Thank you, Leanne Warren, for putting me on to Kate to represent me; she's the best!"

Michael

Defending Your Legal Rights with Excellence

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The lawyers at Leanne Warren & Associates have over 70 years of experience in criminal law combined, to provide clients with the best legal representation in Victoria.

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Leanne Warren

LL.B - Accredited Criminal Law Specialist
Principal

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Ashlea Addamo

JD, LL.B
Principal

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Tracey Gulli

General Manager

Get Answers to Common Questions

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