Read some of our client testimonials below, (please note, personal details have been withheld from testimonials for the privacy of our clients).

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Thank you again for everything. As I said on the phone, you’ve reminded me that ethics are vital and part of how we define ourselves, and so we need to live them in all our decisions – even the awful ones.

Perhaps most importantly, we must recognise that ethics requires us to risk ourselves precisely at moments of unknowingness, when what forms us diverges from what lies before us, when our willingness to become undone in relation to others constitutes our chance of becoming human. Judith Butler, 2005

Thanks again Lisa.

“I hadn’t anticipated that I was going to need a family lawyer so was caught off guard when it became apparent that not only did I need a lawyer, but I needed one within a fairly quick time frame.   Not knowing where to start, and being in a somewhat stunned state emotionally, I initially sought recommendations from a collection of friends who worked in different roles within the family law sector.  DA Family Lawyers were a firm suggested by a number of these people indicating that they are well respected by their peers and colleagues.

“I was incredibly impressed by their initial interview process, which required me to complete a pre-interview pro-forma.  In filling out the pro-forma it really helped me to focus my thinking on the things that were most important and relevant, ensuring that my first meeting with Lisa Foley was clear, purposeful and helpful.  This continued to be my experience with Lisa and DA throughout my family law journey.  Lisa’s approach was not adversarial or aggressive, her advice was considered, wise and timely and I felt like I was empowered to be an active participant throughout the process.  The final outcome of my property settlement was much better than I anticipated or expected.

“I wouldn’t wish divorce and property settlement on anyone, however, if it happens, I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa Foley and DA Family Law.”

“We just wanted to say thank you again for getting final orders signed and bringing some peace into our lives finally so we can help the children through this transition and get more stability for them both, and for us.

“You did really well yesterday & you are a credit to Deborah and her team 🙂

We really appreciate all of your time and effort in helping us, and also thank you to Agata, Gareth & Deborah. We are so relieved that we can all move on from this horrible experience!! You made it a lot easier and for that we are so grateful!!!”

“I appreciated your time and valued your input. You are very good in your role. I would recommend you to others in similar situations.”

“I would like to thank both yourselves, Agata & the team at DA Family Lawyers, for your time & efforts in achieving all that you committed to. Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I hope not to require your services in the future. However, in the event that circumstances necessitate professional legal input, I would not hesitate for a second to contact you, or indeed recommend your services to others.

It hasn’t been an entirely enjoyable journey thus far, although thanks to your diligence & empathy, this component of it has been made considerably better than first anticipated.”

“Thank you so much for your patience, expertise and wisdom over the past months. I can’t imagine I have been the easiest of clients, but I am so grateful for having you as a voice of reason and logic when I felt like I was really losing my mind!

With deepest heartfelt thanks.”

“I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for my children and I, and of course colleagues who have helped as well. Also thanks for being patient with me as all this was way over my head. Words can’t explain how I will feel when I can finally hug my sons again.”


“Lisa, Thank you for this – and thank you for your help overall.  It was great everything went so smoothly.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank You so much for your professional service. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your firm to anyone in the future.”

I wish you all the best to you and your family for the future.

“I could not be more happier with DA family lawyers. Lisa is very thorough and extremely dedicated to her job and I am very thankful to have her representing me. I have 110% confidence in Lisa’s advice and expertise.”

“ Thank you again. I am truly appreciative of all your hard work with everything that’s  involved. Your very good at your job and I thank you for that”

“Hi Lisa,

Thank you so very much for all you have done and expediting the matters through court! Hopefully a happy ending.

I’ll see you for the divorce paperwork! 🙂

Many many thanks again.”

“I can not THANK YOU enough for your work, Lisa! It is such a pleasure meeting you and working with you! You are a highly professional and beautiful lady! Kind Regards, Thanks so much”

“Thank you so much for everything you have done…I appreciate everything the girls in the office did to help me out as well. I was very lucky to have you and Lisa look after me and execute such a good plan, also helping me with the financial side of it, I always knew I was in good hands.

Thank you so much and I’m very happy with the outcome, thank you for all your hard work and you have been there at the most hardest time of my life and making it work out to what I believe the best outcome.”

“I just wanted to thank you for being my family lawyer, barrister and legal team. I really felt very supported by your work, your presence and understanding.


“I would like to say that after having experience with several law firms in this matter that yours is the first one where we had confidence that we could rely on the advice given and matters were attended to expeditiously and competently.  We also appreciated very much the fact that you were prepared to ensure that costs were minimized and that where we could and preferred do some things ourselves that you let us do that.

I would have no hesitation to recommend your firm to anyone who needs help with family law matters.

You are welcome to quote this to anyone.”

“Leanne, you were and still are amazing and did more than I ever could have to keep the boys as happy and safe as possible under the circumstances. You always kept me smiling, breathing and calm.”

“I just wanted to thank you again for your support last week! I felt much more confident facing the family report writer thanks to your advice. Thank you for being so flexible with times and caring for my daugther and I during the heavy rain. You are a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stressful situation! Many Thanks”

“Thank you so much for your support and advice with my matter. Your professionalism is second to none.”

“I again thank you for your hard work and understand that I have got for free well more than you had been paid for and swear an oath of debt (imagine a scene out of a movie/book here). Hopefully one day I can return the favour and until then I’m sure you’ll have a lot of good karma”

“I would like to thank you for your support and guidance in this matter, I also appreciate your attempts to minimise my costs in handling this issue”.

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Dear Deborah,

Thank you for being supportive, patient and professional at a difficult time. Best wishes to you and your dedicated team.

Warm Regards.

“Thanks Amy and Leanne,

I am so grateful that I have you to help and represent me in this matter…..I could not have done it without you.

Kind Regards”


Dear Fraser,

Thank you again for your assistance with the mediation today. The outcome was small, but not insignificant.

Please accept this little gift as a token of my appreciation and in case I visit your office again I don’t feel bad about leaving rings on your desk!

All the best.




Thank you for all your excellent work and a particular thanks for allowing me to be your client and pay my bill at settlement.

Without that I would not have been able to have the best lawyer in town.

Hi Lisa,

Congratulations, good luck and good health for the future!

A big THANKYOU to you, Kelly the DA team and barrister Murray as I wouldn’t be this far along at this point in time without everyone’s efforts particularly on the mediation couple of weeks.

(Name withheld for privacy)


I know your time as my children’s representative has ended. However, as a courtesy follow up email, we are now just back from our overseas trip and it was absolutely wonderful!

I’d also like to say that one of the children achieved the Academic Excellence Award for their class for 2013, and was also announced the School Leader for 2015 (out of 74 applicants!).

I am very proud and wanted to share this news with you as you have been a very impartial, yet helpful, contribution to our wellbeing. The children have moved ahead in leaps and bounds.
Once again, I thank you.

I know you were merely doing your job- but I believe it is always nice to be appreciated for such.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2014.

(Name withheld for privacy)

Leanne, I sincerely thank you for all of your assistance in this difficult and challenging time for me. I could not have done it without you. I cannot believe it is finally over.

Once again, thank you for all your guidance and support!

(Name withheld for privacy)

In my life, I’ve met some amazing people who’ve forever changed me. I don’t know if they know much they helped me on days when I felt discouraged, uncertain, or simly blue. It could be their grins, their words, their examples, or their real kindness that pulled me through. How much I appreciate them, I’m not sure they will ever understand but you should know, one of those amazing people is you.

(Name withheld for privacy)

Lisa, thank you so much for going above and beyond over the last few years for me. I really appreciate all your hard work. Warmest regards.

(Name withheld for privacy)

Lisa,  Thank you for the wonderful news, I can’t say there weren’t any tears though, but those of a joyous nature.

I am sincerely grateful and cannot thank you enough.

(Name withheld for privacy)

“I can’t thank you enough for the amount of work you’ve done for me, and the incredible way you’ve dealt with what has been a rubbish situation, for all involved. I’m crossing fingers you [Lisa Foley] will be my solicitor for the future court date!

Thanks so much again!”

(Name withheld for privacy)

Dear Ms Awyzio,

As my children’s representative, and for me as my children’s mother – I would like to thank you from the depths of my soul for your professionalism, investigations, believe and opinions. Regardless of the outcome – it is people like yourself that through your presence alone, give mother’s/people like me – the strength and believe to fight the fight and for that, you deserve the utmost praise couple with pride.

Thank you and kindest regards always,

(Name withheld for privacy)

Thank you sooooooo much for all your help. I can’t begin to express what you’ve done for me and the children. You’re an angel!!!

(Name withheld for privacy)

Thank you just doesn’t seem the right words for what you have done for me. Your patience, your understanding and your advice has been in some ways the only thing that got me through some days. I am glad it is over but I will miss the kindness you showed me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

(Name withheld for privacy)

Thanks Deborah,

You’re worth every penny! I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your common sense advice and your prompt reply.

Much appreciated,

(Name withheld for privacy)

Thank you Leanne for sending this through. Thanks also for acting for me and for achieving such a good outcome. I really appreciate your help and support in this matter – it’s been invaluable!

Kindest Regards,

(Name withheld for privacy)

Thank you. I really do appreciate that you make time for me outside of your business hours. I also understand that often I have difficulty in providing you with a succinct appraisal of the situation, and struggle with separating the emotion and superfluous information from the key issues. Nonetheless, you manage to wade through it all and keep the focus where it should be. For this, I am grateful. So, again thank you. I look forward to hearing from you next week.

Yours sincerely,

(Name withheld for privacy)

Dear Ms Awyzio,

I wish to thank you and to outline how impressed I was with the exceptional service I received from your staff member Danielle Young. Danielle was extremely professional, well organised and thorough in her actions. I feel it is especially worth noting that Danielle did not receive any advice or information regarding the matter until a very short time before the case was being presented but was still able to obtain a successful outcome. In particular, I felt that she showed great empathy, understanding and patience with me during what was a difficult and stressful time. Please accept my most heartfelt thanks and my assurances that I will not hesitate to recommend your company and in particular Danielle to my colleagues, clients and friends and let them know about the great service I received.

Yours sincerely,

(Name withheld for privacy)

Once again, I want to thank you so much for all you have done for me. Your services have been honest, professional and supportive but most importantly you were considerate and understanding.  I hold you in high regard and will recommend you to all my friends (not that I wish divorce on any of them). All the best for the future of your business, life and family.

(Name withheld for privacy)


I also wanted to say thank you. I appreciate that I did well out of settlement and it was lovely to meet you and have your guidance and support over the last year.

(Name withheld for privacy)

Dear Lisa,

[Former partner] and I have come to an agreement pretty much along the lines of the Parenting Plan you worked on for me. Things have settled down and are quite cordial and amicable and we have mutually decided that Consent Orders are not necessary and won’t even worry lodging one with Relationships Australia. Thank you for all your assistance, advice, work you have completed on my behalf and your amiable, friendly and professional manner; you made a difficult process a whole lot easier.

Kind regards

(Name withheld for privacy)

Professional recommendations

Anna Black


I have known Deborah in a professional capacity. It has been a great pleasure for me to see Deborah impress me with her ability to attract and sustain interesting and exciting cases, balance her professional roles across fields of law, and manage a practice with firmness and empathy. She is always delightful to be with, invariably loyal and presents meticulously both in Court and in dealing with clients.

She is utterly reliable in attending to work demands, is hard-working, self-effacing, honest and caring. She has firm ethical beliefs and an implicit respect for the personal and religious beliefs of others. This is prevalent in her role at DA Family Lawyers and in leaderships roles within the profession.

It has been a pleasure to know Deborah and I would not hesitate in recommending her to prospective clients, or friends. I wish her the very best in her very promising professional career.

November 15, 2012, Anna worked with Deborah at DA Family Lawyers

Robert Aitken

Solicitor Director at Aitken Whyte Lawyers Brisbane Lawyers

Deborah has provided valuable assistance to clients of mine. Whenever a client requires a family lawyer, I have no hesitation recommending Deborah to them and knowing they will receive the service they deserve.

August 20, 2012, Robert was with another company when working with Deborah at D A Family Lawyers

 Lorrie Brook

Owner at Our Children Australia

I have had the opportunity to work with Deborah on a number of matters; and at all times I have found her to be hard working, diligent and focussed on the best outcome for the children involved. As a colleague and the president of FLPA Deborah is always approachable and willing to listen to the feedback and comments fellow practitioners have to make.

August 2, 2012, Lorrie was with another company when working with Deborah at D A Family Lawyers

 Steve Tropoulos

Senior Family Lawyer, Journey Family Lawyers

Deborah is a most professional operator. Deborah and her staff are most courteous and at the same time professional and resolution focussed in family law matters both in negotiations and the conduct of cases in court.