Michael Finch is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) and holds a Master of Laws, 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.


Michael Finch - Senior Associate



Call   07 3236 1800

Call   0431 871 560

Email   mfinch@fisherdore.com.au

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Master of Laws

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Professional Memberships

5 Stars

Michael Finch represented me in three concurrent criminal matters in 2019. He was constantly across all aspects of my case and responded promptly and professionally to any and all of my queries. In the end, through Michael’s representation and the strategies he employed, all matters were dismissed. I cannot recommend Michael highly enough.

Andrew - Google Review
5 Stars

If you are looking for legal representation, I would strongly advise the services of Michael Finch, knowing you will be given the strongest representation possible in your defense.

Matt - Google Review
5 Stars

Michael Finch is a very experienced, highly skilled and measured lawyer. Michael has strong professional connections within the Cairns legal community and is highly respected.

Kirstiana - Google Review
5 Stars

I have used Michael Finch for a couple of cases and have always found him compassionate and professional. I would recommend him in a heart beat to anyone looking for someone who has your best interests at heart.

Zoe - Google Review
5 Stars

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
5 Stars

Michael Finch exceeded my expectations in legal services. He listens, he understands and he achieves positive results. I would highly recommend getting in touch with Michael Finch to help get you through legal challenges.

Julie - Google Review
5 Stars

Michael was friendly and helpful and professional. I have the utmost faith and respect. I would recommend always. A+++

Brian - Google Review
5 Stars

Thanks again! I could not recommend utilising the services of Michael Finch and the Fisher Dore team in Cairns highly enough. I am based in Brisbane, the matter in that I required representation was heard in Cairns. A prominent barrister from Brisbane recommended that I engage Michael to represent my interests from afar. The whole process was something of an unknown to me, but Michael is a first class communicator, keeping me informed at all times. Michael went above and beyond in representing my interests. The distance was not an issue, as Michael always laid out my options in a clear and concise manner. He was compassionate and thought ‘outside the box’; and ultimately his recommendations lead to a great result. Sincere thanks and appreciation to Michael and the Fisher Dore team in Cairns.

Benjamin - Google Review
5 Stars

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
5 Stars

Michael Finch in Cairns has been excellent and is definitely a fighter for justice. Found him to work harder than anyone else in his profession.

Tim - Google Review



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