About Brooke Winter

Brooke Winter is the Principal and Supervising Lawyer of the firm.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Laws
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Diploma of Policing

He has been working continuously and exclusively in the criminal arena for nearly 25 years in various capacities. Brooke was a prosecutor in both New South Wales and Queensland for a number of years prior to becoming a Defence Lawyer in 2006.

Brooke has worked extensively in both metropolitan and country New South Wales and then for the last 12 years on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. He has had extensive experience in both the Magistrates Courts in Queensland and also the Local Courts in New South Wales. Brooke has represented many people in the District and Supreme Courts of both Queensland and New South Wales, and in the Court of Petty Sessions and Supreme Courts in Tasmania.

Brooke completed his schooling on the Gold Coast and then completed a degree in Business Management (BBus) from Griffith University on the Gold Coast. He then concentrated his studies in the area of law and completed his Law Degree (LLB) with the University of New England (Armidale). Brooke then went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) with the Australian National University in Canberra. Brooke is admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland, the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, and the High Court of Australia.

Brooke has extensive experience in dealing with Australian Police investigations, and also investigations by other statutory and regulatory bodies such as the Crime and Corruption Commission and the Australian Crime Commission (CCC and ACC hearings). Brooke has a passion for advocacy and has particular skills in trials, pleas and also complicated bail applications. Brooke has had extensive experience in both the adult and juvenile jurisdictions.

Brooke regularly represents clients in courts throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania.

Call us to book an appointment at 1300 066 669 or 0413 723 107.
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About Allanah Patron

Allanah Patron is a
Partner of the firm.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws with Honours
Bachelor of Business majoring in Management
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Admitted to Practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland
Admitted to Practice in the High Court of Australia

Allanah completed her double degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours and Bachelor of Business majoring in Business Management at Griffith University in 2013 before going on to complete her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Bond University in 2014. She was later admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Queensland before joining the team at Brooke Winter Solicitors.

Before becoming a solicitor, Allanah completed her Honours Thesis on Marriage, De facto Relationships and the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). She excelled at university having received academic excellence awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013. She completed work experience as a legal student at various family and criminal law firms on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, including Brooke Winter Solicitors, and completed her practical legal training at a boutique law firm on the Gold Coast. During these periods, she dealt with a vast range of family and criminal law matters and gained invaluable experience in these areas. She has also worked on many Legal Aid cases as well as sensitive cases involving domestic violence.

Allanah is highly dedicated to assisting all her clients by providing tailored legal advice, assisting in family law negotiations and settlements, drafting court orders and affidavits, appearing in court and advising clients on police charges and investigations (such as Fair Trading, Workcover, Centrelink and other statutory bodies). She understands that each client matter is unique and deserving of the same personal, meticulous care and attention. Her aim is to resolve matters as harmoniously as possible for the benefit of her clients however she is committed to achieving the best result even if that means taking a matter to court and fighting for that result.

Allanah can help you with any criminal law, domestic violence, child protection and traffic law matter.

To book an appointment with her call us on 1300 066 669 or 0450 497 220.
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About Sammi Dutschke

Sammi Dutschke is an Associate of the firm.

Sammi completed her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at Bond University. Sammi went on to complete her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with the Colleague of Law in 2018. She was later admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of South Australia prior to being admitted to the High Court of Australia. Sammi has previously had experience with the Department of Public Prosecutions before moving into criminal defence in Adelaide, South Australia. Sammi worked primarily as a criminal and family lawyer throughout this time gaining valuable experience in the industry.

She has experience working in city, regional, and rural courts throughout the duration of her career. Sammi has worked as a family lawyer working in parenting and property disputes, mediations and in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia supporting her clients through difficult situations with professionalism, empathy and compassion. She also works as a domestic violence duty lawyer and has gained valuable experience and knowledge in these fields. Sammi’s studies in psychology provide additional insight into these areas and the difficulties faced by her clients throughout the process. Sammi is passionate about criminal, traffic and family law and provides a frank and comprehensive approach to the law.

Sammi regularly represents clients in courts throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania.

Call us to book an appointment on 1300 066 669 or 0428 695 717 .
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About Shelby

Shelby Thompson is a Solicitor at Brooke Winter Solicitors

Shelby Thompson is a Solicitor at Brooke Winter Solicitors, having joined the firm initially as a Law Clerk while she completed her Practical Legal Training, and obtained a permanent position as a Criminal Law Solicitor. Shelby is admitted to practice as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

Shelby completed her law degree while living abroad in countries including Canada, USA, New Zealand, Cambodia and Samoa before returning home and quickly finding her passion working in Criminal Law, Child Protection and Domestic Violence.
Shelby is an accredited Criminal Duty Lawyer and also an accredited Domestic and Family Violence Lawyer. She can be found providing these services assisting client on a weekly basis at various Magistrates Courts.

Shelby’s advice and representation is tailored to each and every individual client – as no client or matter is the same. She has a fundamental belief that every person involved with the criminal justice system deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Shelby will fight fearlessly for your rights which is reflected by the outstanding results that she receives for her clients.

Shelby has experience appearing before Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts in a number of jurisdictions including Southport, Brisbane, Beenleigh, Rockhampton, Maroochydore, Cairns, Mackay, Lismore, Tweed Heads and Coolangatta.

Shelby can help you with any criminal law, domestic violence, child protection and traffic law matter.

Call us to book an appointment at 1300 066 669 or 0452 392 225.
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About Madison

Madison has worked primarily in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Diplomacy and Criminology
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Admitted to Practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland
Admitted to Practice in the High Court of Australia

Madison graduated from Bond University on the Gold Coast after completing her double degree of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Diplomacy and Criminology. She went on to complete her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, completing her practical legal training at Brooke Winter Solicitors. During this time, she obtained valuable experience working in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Traffic Law. Madison was admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Queensland before joining the team as a Practicing Solicitor at Brooke Winter Solicitors.

Madison has worked primarily in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law. She regularly works as duty lawyer, providing her with valuable experience conferencing with clients and representing them in court. She has worked on both Legal Aid matters and private matters and treats every case with care and consideration.

Madison aspires to provide individual advice tailored to the client. She is dedicated to treating her clients with respect and helping them through the difficulties that often come with legal matters. Madison ensures that her clients are heard, listening to their concerns and addressing any issues that may arise.

Madison can help you with any criminal law, domestic violence, child protection and traffic law matter.

Call us to book an appointment at 1300 066 669 or 0428 695 717.
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About Stephanie

Stephanie is admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Brisbane and also the High Court of Australia.

Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Laws at Griffith University before going on to complete her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Bond University on the Gold Coast.

Stephanie has been passionate about criminal law since she was in High School and was drawn to the area upon completing legal studies which lead her to joining our team at Brooke Winter Solicitors. During her studies at Griffith University, she participated in the Innocence Project which allowed her a rare opportunity to work on wrongful conviction cases.

Stephanie completed her practical legal training with Brooke Winter Solicitors before she joined the team as a law clerk. Upon her admission as a lawyer in the Supreme Court she became one of our Solicitors. She works in Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Child Protection and Domestic and Family Violence, and she appears daily in court in all jurisdictions for clients (Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts).

Stephanie is dedicated to providing her clients the professional assistance and support they need during their difficult and stressful time. She understands that every client deserves the chance to have their voice heard and the same attention be given to their matter, so they can get the best result for their individual matter. 

Stephanie can help you with any criminal law, domestic violence, child protection and traffic law matter.

To book an appointment with our team call us on 1300 066 669 or 0404 249 733 .
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