“I jump out of bed in the morning to come in and help people who need us — whether that’s helping them take responsibility for a crime they have committed, or assisting them through a process that can be very daunting for someone who has been wrongfully accused.”
Laura is a highly experienced criminal defence lawyer with a passion for helping people caught up in the criminal justice system. She established her own criminal law firm, Timpano Legal, in 2008.
From minor indiscretions to the most serious and complex cases, Laura is devoted to providing transparent, practical legal advice and excellent client service. She ‘calls’ it as she sees it.
Laura is well regarded and trusted by leading criminal barristers and has developed a network of specialist advisors to support clients beyond their legal issues. Laura has been listed by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer in WA.
Laura is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is admitted to practise in Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.
“As a criminal defence lawyer, my priority is the relationship I have with my client. I want to both hear my client’s story and actually understand it. Being able to see things from a client’s perspective can make all the difference in persuading a Judge to grant bail, or convincing a jury to reach a verdict of not guilty.”
Natalia was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia after completing a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Mass Communications (Public Relations) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University.
Natalia is well versed in Court advocacy, having appeared in many jurisdictions on countless matters involving traffic offences, serious assaults, sexual assaults, dishonesty charges and drug offences. She has experience in conducting bail hearings, sentencing matters and trials.
Natalia was also recently listed by Doyles Guide as an Australian Criminal Law Rising Star for 2018 for her knowledge and expertise in the area of criminal law.
“Criminal law has a greater human element than most other areas of law. Our role as defence lawyers is to fight for a person’s freedom or reputation.”
Nadia joined Timpano Legal as an Administrative Assistant in 2014, working part-time while she completed her Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor at the University of Western Australia.
Nadia graduated in 2018 and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. She also became a full-time member of the team due to her passion for criminal law.
Nadia has also clerked in a number of commercial law firms, for senior criminal barristers and volunteered for Community Legal Centers.