Criminal defence lawyers to support you

If you are being questioned by police or have been charged with a criminal offence, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities. Fisher Dore Lawyers provide assistance, advice and representation at every stage of the criminal process.

Our criminal team includes five Accredited Specialists (Criminal Law) Qld – Nick Dore, Terry Fisher, Tom Gardiner, Adam Dwyer and Michael Finch. We are an award-winning criminal defence firm, including ranking as a First Tier Criminal Defence Firm in Queensland for the last five years.

When things go wrong, we are the people you want by your side. A team you can trust, with real experience and results. We will provide expertise, guidance and support. But more importantly, we believe in justice and fairness and will go above and beyond to fight for you.

From initial stages of police questioning and bail applications, to court hearings, trials, sentencing, appeals and parole – we will stand by your side.

Our criminal defence specialties include:

  • Assault and violence
  • Weapons offences
  • Drug offences
  • Appeals
  • Stealing and property offences
  • Parole
  • Sexual offences
  • Professional misconduct
  • Domestic violence
  • Cyber and computer crime
  • Traffic and drink driving offences
  • Customs and commonwealth offences
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Fraud and business crime

Charged with a criminal offence?

If you are charged with a criminal offence, you need a lawyer with expertise, experience and results to help you. Our criminal defence lawyers represent clients charged with criminal offences every day. If you need help understanding your rights, are about to be questioned by police, or have been charged, call us immediately on 1300 557 884 or contact us to book a confidential discussion.


Criminal defence experts you can trust

Nick Dore

Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) - Qld


Terry Fisher

Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) - Qld


Tom Gardiner

Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) - Qld


Adam Dwyer

Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) - Qld


Michael Finch

Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) - Qld



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Our results and notable cases

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I paid you for your knowledge, experience and professional competence. But in addition I got your kindness, compassion and respect. Much appreciated. It helped me a lot. Thanks.


Fisher Dore Lawyers have to be the best criminal lawyers in Queensland.


Great law firm. Technically brilliant, and focused on achieving the outcome that the client wants... and achieving it as quickly as possible.

Josh - Facebook Review

Michael O’Brien is simply the best guy you can have alongside. The team at Fisher Dore is absolutely outstanding!

Ray - Facebook Review
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Excellent representation - solid advice - great outcome.

Michael - Google Review
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Highly recommended. Real people. Respectful.

Sylvia - Google Review
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I’ve prosecuted against Nick Dore and I’m a fan of his work. If I ever needed a Defence solicitor in my corner, I’d choose him... what can I say, the man is brilliant.

Acts1power - Google Review
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Fisher Dore are Brisbane’s best law firm. Honest, genuine and (most importantly) competent lawyers who will help you achieve justice. I give them 10/10.

Moreish Food - Google Review
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Long term professional association. Established credibility and integrity. A pleasure to be involved in multidisciplinary team work in benefitting clients.

Alec - Google Review
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The only law firm I trust!

Kimberley - Google Review
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Friendly and professional. Highly recommend the team. Approachable and non-judgemental with a passion and extensive knowledge of what they do.

Rachael - Google Review
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This firm was so easy to talk to, compassionate, reliable and 100% hardworking. Thanks so much.

Mich - Google Review

We can't express how grateful we are for all your kindness, support and generosity during this difficult time. With sincere thanks.

Thank you Fisher Dore for all you have done to release the burden we have been living with...well done.

Just want to say thank you for all your help and effort you have put in. You go above and beyond. I appreciate everything you and your team have done for me in helping better my life!

Thanks again…for going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. I am so grateful I can now get on the right track and move forward with my life.

Thank-you for all the hard work you have put into my case and your continued support throughout the last few months. I appreciate everything you have done for me.

Thank you for fighting for me and for doing such a great job. Please pass on my gratitude to the team.

Sean Gibbs provided an amazing service at an affordable rate. My matter was a very complex criminal proceeding lasting 16 months. I could not be any happier with the results. I strongly recommend Sean Gibbs from Fisher Dore to anyone facing criminal charges.

I can't tell you how grateful I am for this and how much weight you have taken off of my shoulders.

After talking to Fisher Dore Lawyers, I felt like an enormous weight had been lifted from my shoulders.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work . I truly appreciate everything you have done. I owe my freedom to you. Thank you!

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11/10 These guys go beyond measures to make sure you know the ins and outs of everything. Couldn't thank or recommend enough.

Kyle - Facebook Review

Thank you for your compassion, dedication and hard work throughout this difficult time. This has been life changing for me and I can't imagine how I would have got through this without your support, professionalism and expertise. I'm so grateful for your efforts and the great work you did on my behalf. Thanks again for going above and beyond, and doing everything you could to win my case.

I just wanted to put into writing, just how profoundly grateful I am for the sound advice & skilful representation you provided. The outcome you secured for me was better than I could have dared to wish for. I owe you a debt of gratitude.

I just wanted to say thank you very much for your handling of my case. I am very pleased with the outcome as well as your professionalism in communication and encouragement in my difficult time. Once again, thank you very much.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for us and in particular, the compassion and empathy you showed throughout this entire process. We will never forget the sterling job you did for us from the moment we first engaged with you. It is a credit to you and the team at Fisher Dore to have reached such a positive outcome in such unusual circumstances and one to be commended. I cannot express just how important your legal assistance and guidance has been. Without it, I fear the outcome wouldn’t have been as favourable as it was and for this, I am forever in your debt.

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Strongly recommend if you would like the best chance at freedom.

Alex - Google Review
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Excellent! I would highly recommend Sam, she was amazing.

Emma - Google Review
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Fisher Dore achieved a positive outcome and advised us at every step what was happening and how we should behave or what to do to achieve this outcome. Our criminal lawyer was fantastic and we would recommend both him and Fisher Dore to anyone who needed help. Thanks so very much.

Jo - Google Review
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Exceptional service and justice was served. Thank you!

Martin - Google Review
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I found Michael Finch to be both very personable and professional in every aspect of his work. I felt confident my matter was in the safest of hands, and Michael was pro-active in sorting the matter. Michael has my highest recommendations.

Michael - Google Review
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Thank you to the wonderful and professional team at Fisher Dore Lawyers. The experience you brought to the table was nothing but excellent, achieving an amazing result.

Andrew - Google Review
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They changed my life. Without this firm and their amazing team, I don't know where I'd be!

Dwayne - Google Review
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When you want the best this is the number you call. They do it right the first time. Thanks Nick.

Dale - Google Review
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We had a very positive experience with Sam and would highly recommend her services. She was extremely helpful and personable throughout the process. We felt supported and confident we were in the best possible hands at all times.

Rachel - Google Review

Sam conducted herself extremely professionally, she was exceptional in guiding my case in the right direction, achieved a fantastic result (absolutely discharged) and remained extremely approachable throughout the entire process, addressing all my concerns. I would most certainly recommend Sam.

We could never thank you enough for today. We appreciate all the work and time you spent on the case, you are such an incredible person who really cares and we appreciate you so much. Again thank you so much and you’ll always be remembered by us for years to come.

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.

A special thanks goes out to Sean for his tireless efforts, support and empathy. Sean was truly exceptional and we will never be able to thank him enough. If ever we do need any further assistance you can guarantee that we will be looking you up again!

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Professional but caring! Very informative and assisted in navigating me calmly through a very stressful situation. Very experienced. Highly recommend.

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.

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Since I first had a meeting with Michael he has been very, very professional and listened to what I had to say. Michael’s advice all the way was on the money. For me, the cost didn’t mean anything it was about how we win. I would recommend Michael and Fisher Dore to anyone who needs a great lawyer and firm. Thank you Michael and staff. Thank you to the Barristers Michael recommended. Thank you.

George Z
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Michael is a fighter, and a winner, to say the least. Truly amazing, words cannot express my gratitude. I had a complex situation, he was able to find a way through the puzzle.

James - Google Review

I would like to thank you for handling my matter so professionally and with class. I'm very grateful for the outcome. I see it as a WIN and have since been very positive. So again thank you for your support and due diligence throughout the process.

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Thank you very much for your hard work for me over the past year. You have used your skilful legal knowledge and conducted in-depth work investigation and research. And finally my innocence was proven. Due to the language barrier, it was very important to me to find a lawyer who understands the Chinese language. Jiabei Qi was the right choice. Thank you for your fairness, impartiality and helping me receive justice. [Translated from Mandarin]

Tony Yang - Google Review
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A few years ago I went to Fisher Dore in need of some representation, I was lucky enough to get Tom Gardiner! Tom was able to secure great results for me on a number charges on a number of different occasions. I would highly recommend Tom Gardiner & Fisher Dore.

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Very friendly and professional. Perfect solution for your legal difficulties.

Syed - Google Review
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Mark - Google Review
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Terry Fisher is a great bloke and knows his stuff. If you want good legal counsel, give him a call.

Anthony - Google Review
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Amazing service! Professional, frank, straight forward and no nonsense legal advice you can rely on. Worth absolutely every dollar I've spent. Communication has been first class. I have felt really supported from the moment I engaged their services. So far, my experience has been entirely positive. If you are facing a tough case, and need the best of the best, look no further. I can't recommend this firm highly enough!

Judah - Google Review
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