Avi Furstenberg – Accredited Criminal Law Specialist
“I value individual rights. I will stand between you and the state fiercely protecting your rights to provide you with the best defence available”
Avi is a criminal defence lawyer in Melbourne who obtained his qualifications at Monash University. He is an LIV Accredited Criminal Law Specialist. He was a partner at a Melbourne CBD firm where he spent 15 years learning and perfecting his craft from one of the most experienced solicitors in Melbourne. He served on the executive of the Criminal Law section of the Law Institute of Victoria for 11 years.
Avi has acted and appeared for clients in some of the most serious and complex cases in Australia. He has also represented clients at various Royal Commissions in Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmania.
Avi is an accomplished advocate and appears regularly in all jurisdictions.
In 2008, Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University (WA) and commenced employment with a top tier law firm in the marketing department. She then relocated to Melbourne, returned to her studies and graduated from Victoria University with her Bachelor of Laws in 2012. During her studies she gained experience working within Legal Youth Centres, Legal Aid, a range of law firms and government departments
Jennifer completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Leo Cussen in 2013 and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of Victoria in August 2013.
Jennifer has previous experience in a range of property and commercial legal matters including finance, mortgage defaults and recovery proceedings, commercial leasing, complex property transactions, commercial agreements, Wills and estates administration, intellectual property, employment law and civil litigation.
She now focuses primarily in criminal law, confiscation matters and crime related civil litigation.
Jennifer will ensure that you receive strong advice and support to enable the best possible outcome. Her versatility in the legal field guarantees that you will be in safe hands
Outside her time at the firm, Jennifer enjoys travel, culinary activities and is an avid snowboarder.
Holly is currently completing her Bachelor of Laws at Victoria University and is in her final year. During her studies, Holly has participated in several international mooting (advocacy) competitions, which have taken her to countries such as Hong Kong, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria to compete against some of the world’s top universities.
Prior to tertiary education, Holly previously completed a Certificate III in Business Administration and has been working in legal administration since 2011 under the guidance of the best solicitors in Melbourne. She has experience in the management of various criminal, compensation and confiscation proceedings.
Holly brings a high level of enthusiasm and endeavours to grow her knowledge in the industry. After admission, Holly aims to practice in criminal defence.