We have a team of talented solicitors and paralegals, ready and waiting to help you with your next legal matter.
Dean lives in Vincentia with his children attending local schools. He became a lawyer via his own path. Starting out in the women’s fashion industry, he built a successful career consulting in hospitality, advertising, sales, construction, property development, and small business ownership. As a property developer he became a Director and General Manager of Property for two public, unlisted, property developers in Brisbane, and a private developer in Sydney.
Everything changed when his daughter fell ill with type one diabetes at the age of two. He’d always wanted to be a lawyer, and studying law at the University of Wollongong gave him the flexibility he needed to care for his family. He could also see a call for a solicitor who was personable and approachable.
Dean’s compassion for helping people in complex situations is what drives him as a lawyer and makes his customers keep coming back to him. Being self-employed for over 15 years means he is particularly a-tuned to the needs of business owners. He’s able to share his development experience with legal clients and assist with facilitating Joint Venture relationships, Mezzanine Finance, Seed Capital via prospectus/offer memorandum, and project specific trust structures. His experience across a range of areas is key to his success.
After a successful career in the real estate industry, Alexandra was looking for the next challenge. The legal sector was well suited to Alexandra's organisational skills, and she has had the opportunity to work within many facets of the law, previously working for law firms in Nowra and Vincentia. Alexandra assists the team across all legal matters, and draws from her real estate industry experience to provide client engagement, attention to detail and local property knowledge, invaluable in conveyancing. However being a paralegal at Jack C Herrald Solicitors also gives Alexandra the work-life balance she was looking for being able to work flexible days so she can still be there for her son and daughter when they need her.
Kiara helps support the team, and is usually the first smiling face you will meet when you visit our office. Kiara was attracted to law with her passion for criminal law and psychology. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time around Jervis Bay with her son.
Phil Herrald is a consultant to Dean Michael Solicitors. He is a Solicitor and Barrister (in the ACT), and operates his own practice in Queanbeyan. A second-generation lawyer, it was his father Jack who started the practice in the 1950s. He’s been practicing law in NSW and the ACT for over 36 years and has extensive court experience. A solution orientated and approachable person, he has built up a large client base in Family, Criminal and Business Law.