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Lawson Legal is an experienced Perth law firm, comprising criminal defence lawyers, specialising exclusively in criminal law and serious traffic matters. We represent clients during trials, as well as sentencings, direction hearings, and bail applications. This includes matters heard at all levels of the criminal justice system in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts.

The principal defence lawyer, Mr Richard Lawson, studied criminology and worked within the criminal justice system in Canada for 10 years before studying criminal law in Perth commencing in 1992.

Richard Lawson is an experienced defence lawyer, practising criminal law in Perth and regional Western Australia. He has a solid reputation and track record, within the criminal justice system, developed from his rigorous training in law.

Richard completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) followed by a Master of Laws (LLM) at The University of Western Australia. During this academic period, Richard was self-employed as an academic legal consultant responsible for formulating and lecturing various law courses at tertiary institutions, within the greater Perth area.

Upon being admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Perth, Richard initially practised as a State prosecutor with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia. He was employed in that position for four and a half years before establishing a Perth-based criminal law firm as a defence lawyer.

As a Perth criminal lawyer, he has conducted numerous criminal trials and sentencing hearings in the Supreme, District, and Magistrates Courts of Western Australia.

Contact Lawson Legal today to speak with a criminal lawyer.