Full Name: Patricia Villella
Phone: +61 3 9225 6444
Fax: 9225 6464
Mobile: 0422 089 335
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0904
Date of Admission: 20 Sep 2005
Called to the Bar: 22 May 2008
Qualifications: BA, LLB

Other Languages Spoken

  • Italian


Patricia specialises in Criminal and Family Law.

She appears regularly in the Magistrates and County Courts in pleas, bail applications, appeals, contested hearings and committals. She also has extensive experience in the Childrens’ Court Criminal jurisdiction.

Patricia enjoys a solid Intervention Order practice, appearing on behalf of both applicants and respondents in both Family Violence Protection Orders and Personal Safety Intervention Orders.

She also practices in Family Law, with a particular interest in parenting matters appearing regularly in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Patricia worked as a solicitor advocate at Paul Vale Criminal Law, Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Law Division and Balmer and Associates.

Patricia is fluent in Italian and is a member of the Criminal Bar Association, Family Law Bar Association and Childrens Court Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Criminal Law

  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Family Law

  • Care & Protection
  • Parenting Orders

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