DV LAWYER is one of the only specialist law firms in Australia focused on domestic and family violence.

With its offices located in Short Street, Southport, DV LAWYER’s Principal Director Kathleen Simpson is a strong advocate against domestic and family violence and at holding perpetrators accountable.

Kathleen acts for clients throughout Australia and specialises in assisting victim/survivors leave their relationship safely and is with them every step of the way through obtaining domestic violence orders and thereafter settling their family law orders for children and property settlement matters.

Since being admitted as a lawyer in 2008, Kathleen is a multi-award winning lawyer/advocate having been awarded for her efforts by:

Kathleen Simpson

Being inducted by the Queensland Government onto the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll (both as an individual and for DV LAWYER)

Awarded by the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce as a finalist in the Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate Award in the Queensland Law Society QLS Awards in December 2019

The Domestic Violence Prevention Award 2019

Outstanding Contribution Award, Certificate of Appreciation and was on the winning affirmative team at the Women of Influence Annual Great Debate in 2018

Keeping client’s safe and perpetrators accountable is the key to Kathleen’s work as a domestic and family violence lawyer. She tirelessly provides pro bono assistance for community organisations such as the Sanctuary for Women, Children and Pets, among others, to tackle the scourge of domestic violence in our community.

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