Your Team. Your Strength. Your Voice.

Who we are

We are a team of exceptional lawyers who are also highly skilled advocates. Highly reputable and results driven, we are here to help you with your case.

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Jack Leitner and Daniel Shestowsky

Our services

Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Our team of exceptional lawyers are highly experienced advocates in all types of criminal law matters and regularly appear in a wide range of matters in Sydney's Children's, Local, District and Supreme Courts. We can assist you with all kinds of criminal law matters including:

  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Assaults and Wounding
  • Firearms and Weapons offences
  • Driving offences
  • Sexual Assault, Sexual Act and Sexual Touching offences
  • Kidnapping
  • Riot and Affray
  • Larceny, Shoplifting and Stealing
  • Robbery offences
  • Break and Enter and other property offences
  • Fraud, forgery and identity offences
  • Money laundering
  • Domestic Violence
  • Property destruction or damage
  • Public Justice offences
  • Drug possession, drug supply and other drug-related offences
  • Commonwealth criminal offences
  • Bail Applications
  • Police Station attendances
  • All other criminal law offences

Many firms claim to be the best or leading criminal lawyers. At Australian Lawyers and Advocates, our service, reputation and results speak for themselves. Our team of lawyers will carefully consider and assess your case, provide you with high quality legal advice and present your case using our extensive knowledge and advocacy experience in order to get you the best possible outcome.

If you require legal assistance with any criminal law matter, do not delay or hesitate to seek legal representation and contact our team to arrange high quality legal representation.

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Sydney Traffic Lawyers

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Sydney Traffic Lawyers

Our team of exceptional lawyers are highly experienced advocates in all types of New South Wales traffic law and regularly appear in a wide range of matters in all Sydney courts. We can assist you with all kinds of traffic law matters including:

  • Traffic Infringements such as speeding, mobile phone, red light and other traffic infringements
  • Serious Traffic Offences such as Dangerous Driving, Police Pursuit and Street Racing
  • Drink Driving, Drug Driving and Driving Under the Influence
  • Driving Whilst Suspended, Cancelled or Disqualified
  • Licence Suspension Appeals
  • Applications to Remove Licence Disqualifications/Habitual Offender Declarations
  • Heavy Vehicle National Law matters
  • All other appeals and traffic law prosecutions

Many firms claim to be the best or leading traffic lawyers. At Australian Lawyers and Advocates, our service, reputation and results speak for themselves. Our team of lawyers will carefully consider and assess your case, provide you with high-quality legal advice and present your case using our extensive knowledge and advocacy experience in order to get you the best possible outcome.

Many traffic law matters have strict time limits in which to act. If you require legal assistance with any traffic law matter, do not delay or hesitate to seek legal advice and contact our team to arrange high quality legal representation.

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Family Law

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Sydney Family Lawyers

Our Sydney team of lawyers and highly experienced advocates can assist you with your family law matter. We understand that family law matters are often stressful, and we aim to guide you through your matter in a professional and compassionate way. We can assist you with:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Children and parenting matters
  • Property settlement
  • Child and spousal support
  • All other Family Law matters

Many firms claim to be the best or leading family lawyers. Our service, reputation and results speak for themselves. Our team of lawyers will carefully consider and assess your case, provide you with high quality legal advice and present your case using our extensive knowledge and advocacy experience in order to get you the best possible outcome.

If you require legal assistance with any family law matter, do not delay or hesitate to seek legal representation and contact our team to arrange high quality legal representation.

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Meet our Team

Jack Leitner

Jack Leitner

B.SocSc, LL.B (Hons), GDLP, Acc. Spec (Crim)

Legal Practice Director

Admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia, Jack has dedicated his professional life to defending those accused of criminal offences. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology) in addition to his requisite admission qualifications. Jack’s wealth of experience ranges from less serious matters such as traffic offences and drink driving and drug possession, to the most serious offences, such as murder, aggravated sexual assaults, fraud, armed robbery, and offences relating to large-scale drug operations.

Jack has appeared in all manner of Courts and Tribunals from the Children’s and Local Courts through to the District and Supreme Courts of NSW as well as Courts within the Federal jurisdiction. He has also conducted, and appeared in matters in the family and civil law jurisdictions.

Jack is a passionate and highly skilled lawyer and advocate with high-level attention to detail, and is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients. Jack’s expertise and experience in the field of Criminal Law has resulted in him being one of a small number of criminal lawyers accredited by the NSW Law Society as a lawyer who has demonstrated specialised competence in the field of criminal law and who has been conferred Specialist Accreditation by the Law Society under its Specialist Accreditation scheme.

Outside of legal practice, Jack enjoys spending time with his family. Jack’s interests include sports, camping and fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.

Daniel Shestowsky

Daniel Shestowsky

BA (Pol), LLB, GDLP

Legal Practice Director

Daniel practices exclusively in the areas of criminal and traffic law. Daniel is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales as well as the High Court of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Politics) in addition to requisite admission qualifications. Daniel has acted for clients in a range of matters, from drug possession and drink driving matters, to large scale frauds, sexual assault and robbery matters. Daniel has appeared in a variety of Courts, from the Children’s and Local Courts through to the District and Supreme Courts of NSW.

Daniel is a passionate and driven advocate for his clients. He has a focused and committed attitude to representing his clients and he recognises that every client’s matter is a significant priority in their lives. Daniel is an experienced advocate in the Courtroom, having appeared in all variety of Courts in Sydney and Greater NSW.

What our clients are saying

 

Greg Wright
Greg Wright
2022-03-07
ALA laywers get fantastic results and i am very happy that i went with them. Got referred from a friend and i couldnt thank him enough. Jack and Daniel are experts in the field and i certainly will be recommending them !
Rose Roni
Rose Roni
2022-02-18
Highly recommend this law firm 👌Special thank you to Daniel Shestowsky who went above and beyond with our matter before and after our courts proceeding. Always respond straight away and communicate with us through the process 🌟 5 Stars across the board. Thank you Daniel.
Garry Pritchard
Garry Pritchard
2022-02-01
Daniel did a great job on a licence suspension. He gave good advice in preparing the case and provided helpful guidelines for statements to make preparation easier. This minimised the costs, which were very reasonable.
Paul Jolley
Paul Jolley
2022-01-12
We found ourselves in a Legal matter in which we had no idea what to do and required an expert to take us through this process. We were walked through the process step by step and received professional guidance and reassurance along the entire way. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Australian Lawyers and Advocates. Special mention to Daniel Shestowsky who went above and beyond with our matter before and after our court proceeding. 5 Stars across the board - Thank you!!
Ozlem Er
Ozlem Er
2022-01-06
I highly recommend this firm. Daniel has been amazing and with me throughout the whole step of the way. He is very caring and compassionate and very highly experienced and all I can say is 10 out of 10. He is very supportive. Daniel has given me the best advice for my circumstance. Very helpful and professional. Thank you so much Daniel for everything.
Mike
Mike
2022-01-06
I highly recommend Daniel. He is very professional, easy to talk to and responds straight away. He will give the best advise possible and really work hard on your case. Very thorough and has great attention to details. I am very confident to recommend him to my family and friends. If you need legal advise and representation, he is your go to guy.
Victoria Jo
Victoria Jo
2021-09-30
Daniel was a great help related to my case. I was surprised by the rapidity and the quick time the issue was sorted out. Highly recommend this firm as you can be sure your matter will be sorted out straight away. Thank you so much for your work and professionalism!
McCartney Graff
McCartney Graff
2021-08-20
I would like to thank you Daniel Shestowsky for representing me. Your enthusiasm professional advice and knowledge in legal matters put my mind at ease. Daniel Shestowsky is dedicated very helpful compassionate and professionalism exceptional advocate. He really knows his stuff and very easy to deal with and fair at all times. Daniel got me out of a situation in which I thought I couldn’t get out of. I got the results I was hoping for. Can’t thank Daniel enough for helping me through. I highly recommended him to anyone in need. Thank you Daniel🙏

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Fraud Conviction

Client Charged with Fraud Escapes Conviction

Jack Leitner appeared on behalf of a client at Parramatta Local Court who was charged with fraud offences. As a result of our representation, we successfully persuaded the Prosecution to withdraw a number of charges against our client before we persuaded the Magistrate to deal with our client without recording a conviction against our client on the remaining charge.

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Client Avoids Jail After Attacking Neighbour with Hammer

Client Avoids Jail After Hammer Attack in Neighbour’s Home

Daniel Shestowsky appeared at Manly Local Court on behalf of a client from North Sydney, who pleaded guilty to Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm after attacking her neighbour with a hammer, causing significant head and other injuries. As a result of our representation and advocacy, our client avoided jail and received a 2-year Community Corrections Order.

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