With over twenty years’ experience in the criminal justice system, Adam is recognised as a leader in the legal profession, with a demonstrated track record of resolving criminal matters for his clients.

His extensive experience as a solicitor advocate has included criminal defence work in all jurisdictions in Queensland including the Magistrates Court, District Court of Queensland, Supreme Court of Queensland, Coroners Court, as well as specialist tribunals including the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) and the Australian Crime Commission (ACC).

Adam is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) and is actively involved in the legal community through the Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Committee and the Criminal Law Accreditation Committee.

Adam believes in sharing his experience and learnings through teaching and mentoring. He is a sessional academic with the Griffith University School of Criminology & Criminal Justice and a teacher and assessor for Practical Legal Training at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Adam provides business and leadership mentoring through the Institute of Managers & Leaders (Qld), and industry mentoring for regional law students at the University of Southern Queensland – School of Law. He has also voluntarily authored criminal law chapters in the Caxton Legal Handbook.

Adam values continuous education to increase his academic qualifications; he is currently a PhD candidate at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) conducting research into Queensland criminal appeals between 2016 and 2020. 

Adam is consistently ranked by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer, has three national awards for public service and received the Griffith University award for academic excellence in 2003.

He has recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and is a board director of the Queensland Cricketers’ Club and The Gap Junior Australian Football (JAF) Club.


Adam Dwyer - Consultant

Call   07 3236 1800

Call   0466 635 163

Email   adwyer@fisherdore.com.au

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Master of Business Administration

Master of Arts (Criminology)

Master of Law (Commercial Law)

Master of Law (Public Law)

Bachelor of Laws

Graduate Certificate in Business (Accounting)

Company Directors Course (AICD)

Chartered Manager (IML)

Professional Memberships


Ranked in Doyle’s Guide, as follows:

  • 2022 Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2022 Leading Traffic & DUI Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2021 Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2021 Leading Traffic & DUI Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2020 Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2019 Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2019 Leading Traffic & DUI Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2018 Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended

Three national awards for public service

Griffith University award for academic excellence (2003) 

From My Desk

Insights into the DNA Inquiry



We cannot thank you enough for the amazing outcome; it was so much better than we could have hoped for. Having a highly skilled professional such as yourself was so beneficial, thank you again.

We are extremely grateful to the entire legal team for its professional approach and dedication to our situation. We are all looking forward to a much brighter future.

Thank you for all the work you & the team are currently undertaking. I'm thankful for everything you are doing.

5 Stars

Adam Dwyer came very highly recommended and we were not disappointed. We found ourselves facing an unfamiliar and difficult situation and throughout this experience he demonstrated great compassion and empathy. In this time we trusted Adam’s knowledge and commitment implicitly which resulted in a positive outcome. We are forever grateful and can not speak highly enough of his character and expertise as a lawyer.

Rhonda M
5 Stars

We had Adam Dwyer as our lawyer, he guided us professionally and honestly through a difficult time and the unfamiliar territories of criminal law, always explaining and taking time to help us weigh our options, and ultimately delivering an outstanding outcome we thought was impossible, I would not hesitate in recommending him, a true dedicated professional you can put your trust in.

Ross F
5 Stars

Adam steered us through the worst period of our lives, with amazing patience and understand. We where not the easiest clients in the world but he was always there for us. He was some how able to achieve a resolution that I am still shocked at. Adam and the team he assembled saved our family, we can never thank him enough.

Trent S



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