Tom is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) and has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer.

He has been independently ranked by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer Queensland (2022), Leading Traffic and DUI Lawyer Queensland (2022), Criminal Law Rising Star in Queensland (2020) and Australia (2018). Tom was also a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly '30 Under 30' awards. 

Tom was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2013. He is a strong advocate for the presumption of innocence and the right to know the case against you. Tom has successfully represented clients throughout Queensland in appeals, trials, sentences, and domestic violence applications. In his experience, the best defence requires evidence that is not in the prosecution’s possession.

Tom believes in the importance of rehabilitation in the criminal justice system. He is a confident communicator and always takes a keen interest in his clients’ well-being and development.


Tom Gardiner - Principal

Call   07 3236 1800

Call   0402 007 315


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Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Television)

Professional Memberships


Ranked in Doyle’s Guide, as follows:

  • 2022 Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2022 Leading Traffic & DUI Lawyers – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2020 Criminal Law Rising Stars – Queensland
  • 2018 Criminal Law Rising Stars – Australia

Lawyers Weekly ‘30 Under 30’ Awards - Criminal Law Finalist 2019


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!

5 Stars

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
5 Stars

Tom exceeded expectations and managed an even better outcome than we hoped for. An outcome that my previous lawyer and barrister said was not even slightly possible. If ever I needed legal representation again, I would be straight on the phone to Tom Gardiner.

Greg - Google Review
5 Stars

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.

5 Stars

I was represented by Fisher Dore in a legal matter recently. From their lawyer Jiabei Qi, to principal Tom Gardiner, they proved their above and beyond motto. This was fully shown by all staff members, with a very pleasing result in my favour. I can't thank them enough for their professional and courteous manner. I would highly recommended you make them your first choice.

Craig - Google Review
5 Stars

Tom just about had a crystal ball, he knew what was likely to happen based on prior experience. This enabled a patient strategic approach to achieve a much better outcome than expected. I am still amazed at the final result. I am extremely grateful. Tom was professional, empathetic and a realist. Tom was tactical, strategic and patient. Tom engaged expert Counsel to negotiate reduced charges, including dropping a very serious fraud charge. Tom was thorough, maintained communication to keep me updated and showed attention to detail. I now appreciate the complexities of an adversarial legal system that is under pressure and the need for an expert criminal lawyer to navigate you through the process. My advice to anyone who is about to be questioned by police or who has been charged with a criminal offence is to contact Fisher Dore. Do not give up hope, trust their expertise and accept their advice and advocacy. Thank you Tom!



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