Michael Finch is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) and holds a Master of Laws, which focused on criminal tribunals, human rights, humanitarian law and public international law.

After his admission in January 2013, Michael quickly commenced practice in the ATSILS office in Mount Isa then later in Charleville, gaining experience across Western Queensland, from Roma and Cunnamulla to Burketown and Mornington Island. Following his work with ATSILS, Michael took on a Senior Prosecutor role in Mount Isa, before returning to ATSILS in Brisbane and handling committal and summary hearing work. 

Michael then moved into private practice with a national firm and spent his time focused on serious crime and handling professional disciplinary matters for union members.

Michael grew up in Cairns and on the Atherton Tablelands and decided to move back in 2018. Since then he has worked primarily in criminal defence, including bail applications, drug importation, complex fraud, domestic violence and extradition matters.


Location   Cairns Office

Call   07 3236 1800

Call   0431 871 560

Email   mfinch@fisherdore.com.au

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Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Master of Laws

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Professional Memberships




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