Our Team

Emma Turnbull

Emma Turnbull is the principal and founding partner of Emma Turnbull Lawyers Pty Ltd. She holds a Bachelor (LLB) and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Monash University. Emma is an accredited criminal law specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria.

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James Gilfillan

James Gilfillan

James joined the team at Emma Turnbull Lawyers in 2021. He completed the Juris Doctor program at the University of Melbourne and earlier completed a Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) from RMIT University.

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Theo Chrisant

Theo joined Emma Turnbull Lawyers in 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting from La Trobe University. Theo is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court.

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Adrian Lewin

Adrian Lewin is a partner in the firm. Adrian has practiced as a lawyer since graduating from Monash University in 2004, obtaining a Bachelor of Law (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts.

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Nikhil Sood

Nikhil joined Emma Turnbull Lawyers as a solicitor in 2020. He appears on a daily basis as an advocate in the Magistrates’ Court for criminal matters, including plea hearings, bail applications, mention and contest mention hearings.

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Brenda Lam

Brenda joined Turnbull Lawyers as a legal assistant during her university studies, where she developed a strong understanding of criminal law practice and procedure in Victoria.

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Manny Brennan

Manny Brennan

Manny Brennan joined the Turnbull Lawyers team in 2015. He completed his legal studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, where he graduated with Honours and excelled particularly in the areas of Criminal and Human Rights Law.

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Roisin Pryor

Roisin was admitted to practice as a Solicitor in 2021, having earlier graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) in 2020. As part of her degree, Roisin was selected to undertake an internship at Monash Law’s ‘Anti-Death Penalty Clinic’ in 2019, where she...

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Georgia Hogg

Georgia joined the team at Emma Turnbull Lawyers in 2022 having commenced her defence career in South Australia. She completed her Bachelor of Laws and International Studies at the University of Adelaide and prior to joining the Turnbull Lawyers team, Georgia practiced...

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Jarred Hofman

Jarred Hofman

Jarred holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Deakin. He is admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria and now specialises in criminal defence advocacy.

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Matt McLellan

Following completion of an arts degree at Monash University, Matt commenced studying law in 2014. At that time he began working and volunteering in some of the countries busiest community legal centres, as well as working as a clerk in a conveyancing office.

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