About Us

Josh Smith Legal – Barristers & Solicitors are an experienced law firm based in the Melbourne CBD. We mainly practise in criminal defence law and Victims of Crime Applications (VOCAT). That is where we are most experienced, but we also practise in other areas of law including:

Private criminal law
Family law
Civil law
Wills & Estates
Property law

We are passionate about what we do and we take enormous pride in providing high quality and affordable legal representation to all of our clients. We recognise that all legal situations are stressful and overwhelming for those involved, and what might appear to someone to be a ‘small’ or ‘minor’ legal case can be major and have potentially life-changing consequences to someone who is caught up in it.

Our legal fees are reasonable and we always try to accommodate our individual client’s budget. We hate money to get in the way of a healthy lawyer-client relationship, and unlike a lot of law firms in Melbourne we are prepared to adjust our legal fees to suit a client’s situation. Our staff are always happy to discuss your financial situation to try to reach a mutually beneficial arrangement.

Our office is based at Level 24 of 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne in the heart of the CBD. We are contactable 24/7, every day of the year because we recognise that legal problems can occur at any time of the day or night and people need experienced lawyers they can count on.

We also provide legal services throughout regional Victoria and we even have experience working on legal matters interstate and have appeared in courts interstate before.

No lawyer can guarantee you a certain result, but at Josh Smith Legal we can guarantee you that we will put in 100% effort, dedication, passion and skill to your legal case. We can also guarantee that we will act for you with genuine care and sensitivity and we will never give up fighting for you.

To know more about what we do, please visit our Areas of Law page.

About The Principal, Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Josh Smith is an experienced criminal defence lawyer with a proven track record of outstanding results. He is passionate and driven to achieve the best possible results for his clients, regardless of whether the case is “big” or “small”. Josh knows that all legal matters are critical to someone’s future and therefore only the most skilled, committed and enthusiastic lawyer is suitable.

Josh has worked on thousands of cases over the years, ranging from the most serious of criminal charges such as murder, large scale drug trafficking or importations and serious examples of violence charges, as well as all types of driving matters, petty crime and much more. Josh and his lawyers also have extensive experience briefing some of the most highly regarded and recognised barristers and King’s Counsels in Australia, which has garnered an excellent reputation at the Victorian Bar as one of the best instructing solicitors in the state.

Josh loves what he does, and is driven to improve every day and most importantly, he puts his client’s interests first and always strives to deliver a premium service.

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Why Choose Josh Smith Legal?

Dedicated experienced lawyers

Our lawyers are experienced in all areas of criminal law. We have represented clients in courts throughout Melbourne and Victoria, including in the Magistrates Courts, County Court and Supreme Court, as well as courts interstate.

Over the years, we have developed a well respected reputation with some of the most highly renowned Queen’s Counsels and barristers due to our expert and committed approach.

Josh Smith Legal also has extensive contacts within the criminal law profession, including highly regarded psychologists and psychiatrists, various medical experts, professors and so on whom we can work together with to ensure that the utmost care and effort is being given to a case.


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