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The leading criminal law firm in the Western Suburbs

C . Marshall & Associates is a specialist criminal law firm acting exclusively in criminal defence. Our office is located in the western suburb of Sushine and we appear in all courts throughout Victoria and Australia ready to defend people accused of any crime. We will vigorously defend your rights in any criminal jurisdiction without fear or favour. We are highly skilled lawyers who are passionate about criminal defence. We are available to act on your behalf through private retainer or through Victorian Legal Aid funding if you are eligible. Our firm is on the indictable panel and the summary crime panel through Victorian Legal Aid. Our principal, Cameron Marshall, is an LIV accreddited specialist. Importantly, all of our lawyers are solicitor advocates appearing in court everyday.

Defend your rights

Accused of a crime? Then you have to know your rights and how to defend those rights. We are on call to defend the rights of you and your family.

Get the best advice

It is vital that you receive the best legal advice for your case. We can provide you with expert advice at all stages of your case.

Peace of mind

Every lawyer at our firm is a solicitor advocate. Be secure in the fact that we appear in court everyday vigorously defending the rights of our clients.

On call

If your or a loved one has been arrested our lawyers can provide immediate, correct and expert advice. Phone (03) 9311 8500 (24 hours).

Who we are

C. Marshall & Associates is a specialist law firm practising exclusively in criminal defence. Based out of Sunshine, our criminal lawyers appear in all courts no matter what the allegations are against you or your loved ones. Established in 2003 by Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and Principal Cameron Marshall, the firm has expanded to now comprise five highly motivated and competent lawyers who are passionate about criminal defence. Importantly, all of our criminal lawyers are highly experienced advocates who appear in Court on a daily basis and have had experience in appearing in all jurisdictions. We are happy to act for you in relation to any criminal matter, ranging from minor summary charges to the most serious of charges. We offer our services based on a private retainer. We are also a member of the Victoria Legal Aid panel so we are also in a position to act for you if you meet Victoria Legal Aid's eligibility criteria. Our firm can represent you in relation to matters arising in Victoria as well as interstate jurisdictions. We also offer representation in matters pertaining to applications to the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, Coronial Inquests and Intervention Orders.

Our Team

We have dedicated criminal lawyers willing to assist you at all stages of your case. Although we are proudly based out of Sunshine our solicitor advocates and barristers can appear in all courts and in all jurisidictions and our friendly adminstrative staff are here to help you. C. Marshall & Associates prides itself on the fact that all our criminal lawyers personally appear in court every day ensuring quality advocacy on your behalf. We can assist you with summary charges, indictable charges, bail application and appeals to any court in Australia. No case is too hard or too complex. Feel free to organise a conference with any one of our team.


Cameron Marshall founded C. Marshall & Associates in January 2003. He was recognised as a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law in 2006. Cameron graduated with degrees in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University in 1997 and has practised exclusively in criminal law ever since. He is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Supreme Court of Western Australia and in the High Court of Australia.

Felix Ralph joined C. Marshall & Associates in 2014. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) and Bachelor of Law at Monash University where he won prizes for Criminal Investigation Law & Procedure and also in Elements of Forensic Medicine. He attended the College of Law under full scholarship. Felix is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court and High Court of Australia. He is a focussed and dedicated criminal lawyer who appears regularly in all Victorian courts.

Daniela Jovanovska graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Laws from Monash University in 1998 and a degree in Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University in 1996. Recognised as an Accredited Specialist in 2006 whilst working at a criminal defence firm, Daniela continued her specialisation until 2010 after being in the employ at the O.P.P. Given her wealth of experience in both defence and prosecution, Daniela has a detailed understanding of how to defend against complex prosecutions. Daniela is fluent in Macedonian and conversant in Serbian and Croatian.

Sarah De Paoli joined C. Marshall & Associates in 2015. Sarah graduated from Deakin University in 2013 with degrees in Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Criminology. Sarah completed her Traineeship in 2014 and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 2015. Sarah appears regularly in all criminal jurisdictions, in particular in the Magistrates' Court.
Carmelo De Francesco joined C. Marshall & Associates in 2015. Carmelo graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Laws from La Trobe University in 2013, and was admitted to practise in 2014 in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia. He has also attained a Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Leo Cussen Institute, and is currently undertaking a Master of Laws at Monash University. Carmelo can speak fluent Italian.
Vivian Nguyen is our senior paralegal & practice manager and joined C. Marshall & Associates in 2009 after completing an Advanced Diploma in Legal Practice as well as a Bachelor of Criminal Justice. Vivian is highly experienced in the efficient running of a busy criminal law firm and dedicated to assisting in the preparation and defence of your case. Vivian speaks fluent Vietnamese and basic Cantonese.

Magistrates' Court

We appear in all suburban Magistrates' Courts and all Magistrates' Courts and Tribunals in Victoria. Including:
Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court
Dandenong Magistrates' Court
Frankston Magistrates' Court
Heidelberg Magistrates' Court
Melbourne Magistrates' Court
Moorabbin Justice Centre
Neighbourhood Justice Centre
Ringwood Magistrates' Court
Sunshine Magistrates' Court
Werribee Magistrates' Court
Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)

Trial Courts, Appeals & Tribunals

High Court of Australia
Court of Appeal
Supreme Court of Victoria
County Court of Victoria
Children’s Court of Victoria
Australian Crime Commission
Coroner’s Court of Victoria

Area's of Practice

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Why choose us?

"As the principal of C. Marshall & Associates I have built my reputation upon correct advice and strong advocacy. I will vigorously defend your rights in court and present your side of the story."

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"Being charged with a crime is highly stressful but you can be assured that you will receive the best possible representation before the courts."

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"I believe that accusation is not proof and that everyone deserves the right to a clear-eyed and vigorous defence because you are innocent until proven guilty."

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Contact us

If you need legal advice feel free to contact us for a free initial consultation.

(ph:) (03) 9311 8500

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