Terry is renowned in the legal profession for his fierce advocacy skills and extensive knowledge of the law. His legal experience has been wide-ranging and spans four decades.

Terry has practised in administrative and criminal law in the High Court, Federal Courts, and State Courts at all levels. His experience encompasses trials and sentences in complex fraud, drug and murder cases, criminal and migration appeals, and representation of military personnel in disciplinary and administrative proceedings in the Federal Court.

Terry has extensive experience representing clients at Royal Commissions, Commissions of Inquiry, Coronial Inquests, Investigative Hearings in the Crime and Corruption Commission, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Migration Review Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and QCAT.

Terry has led numerous notable cases. He successfully challenged a decision of a Defence Force Magistrate under the Defence Force Disciplinary Act in Federal Court. In the Court of Appeal, he challenged the interpretation of marriage under the Migration Act and Marriage Act, resulting in acquittal for R v Gowda.  Terry has represented survivors of Brisbane Grammar School, St Paul’s School and Neerkol Orphanage in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. In the Coroner’s Court (Qld), Terry represented families of soldiers murdered in Afghanistan in green-on-blue insider attacks. Terry was also instrumental in the successful acquittal of Indonesian fisher-people charged under the Migration Act with people smuggling. He successfully challenged the Commonwealth's now discredited x-ray age determination process, resulting in the release of Indonesian children from Australian jails.

Terry's early career roles include Legal Officer in the Australian Army, Prosecutor with the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders’ Legal Service, and Prisoners’ Legal Service.

Terry is an activist at heart and believes in standing up for what's right. He enjoys using his skills to benefit those who do not have a strong voice, access to justice, or the means to defend themselves. Terry was a long time committee member of the Prisoners’ Legal Service and is a member and Past President of Speaking Up For You, an individual advocacy organisation for people with disability.  


Terry Fisher - Consultant

Call   07 3236 1800

Call   0416 205 363

Email   terry@fisherdore.com.au

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Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Economics

Professional Memberships

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (USA)


Ranked in Doyle’s Guide, as follows:

  • 2022 Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Leading
  • 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, Leading
  • 2020 Leading Traffic & DUI Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2019 Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2019 Leading Traffic & DUI Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2018 Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2018 Leading Traffic & DUI Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2017 Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Leading

From My Desk


5 Stars

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

Alec - Google Review
5 Stars

I personally have known Mr Fisher for 20 years and in my opinion this firm is by far the best representation in Brisbane city and surrounding districts! My first pick always and best results from both Mr Fisher and Mr Dore and their team!! Thanks guys.

Mohammed - Google Review
5 Stars

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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