Michele took to law as a mature aged student and graduated with an Arts/Law Degree from the University of New England in 2007.
Michele completed further studies and graduated with a Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution from Charles Sturt University in 2010.
Michele has recently completed her Masters Degree in Family Law with the College of Law NSW.
Michele’s principle area of practice is family law, wills and estates, Family Dispute Resolution (Mediation) and can help you with other matters if required.
Michele has a passion to help families through the difficult period post separation and helping them move forward. She understands the emotional rollercoaster that some families may experience and her compassion and ability to engage with her clients ensures that she remains child focused and family orientated.
Outside of the firm, Michele has run her own small business, held the position of President of the local Make a Wish Foundation, been the treasurer of several sporting clubs and volunteers with the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service, and is currently the Secretary of her local Country Fire Authority (CFA). Michele believes in supporting the community in which she lives.
Michele’s interests include playing the piano, cooking, wandering the paddock with her beloved horses, listening to jazz and designing and making quilts. Michele has been published in national craft magazines with her designs.
You are in good hands with our Solicitor Dione Garwell.
Having attained a law degree from the University of Sydney, and a Masters of Applied Family Law, Dione has gone on to practise as a Solicitor in private practise and the public service across a number of years.
During this time, Dione has assisted clients to resolve matters without going to Court. She has also appeared extensively in Court on behalf of adults and children in family law, child protection and criminal matters. Her practical knowledge, skill and experience gained from this work merely compliments the legal knowledge and advice Dione provides to all of her clients.
Contact Dione today to discuss your legal needs.