Full Name: Katie Powell
Phone: 9225 6444
Fax: 9226 6464
Mobile: 0433554153
Chambers: Brian Bourke Chambers
Room: 0512
Date of Admission: 19 Feb 2014
Called to the Bar: 22 Oct 2020
Qualifications: LLB GDLP
Previous Occupation: Senior Lawyer - Victoria Legal Aid


Katie accepts briefs in all areas of criminal law in metropolitan and regional courts.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Katie worked as a Senior Lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid and has significant experience as a criminal defence advocate. Katie commenced working at VLA at the Ringwood office before moving into the Advocacy Team, in the Criminal Law Melbourne office, where she was based from 2016-2020. 

Katie appeared daily in the Magistrates’ Court and County Court for pleas of guilty, bail applications, contest mentions, family violence and personal safety intervention orders, breach proceedings, committal mentions and appeals. 

In addition to her extensive appearance work Katie maintained a high case load of summary and indictable matters, and has worked on a broad variety of matters including homicides, serious assaults, serious sex offences, drug related offences and matters arising under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997.

Katie read with Jarrod Williams and her senior mentor is Julian McMahon AC SC.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions
From 23 Oct 2020, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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