Galbally & O’Bryan has represented clients in some of the most significant and complex inquiries and trials in Australia. Today we are regarded as one of the country’s leading criminal law firms.

The legal system is complex. It is essential to have experienced and well-resourced criminal defence lawyers who can provide expert strategic advice as early as possible.

What we can do for you

Our expert criminal lawyers can provide advice on all aspects of criminal law including;
- Drink Driving Offences
- Sexual Offences
- Drug Offences
- Theft and Deception Offences
- Assault and Violence Offences
- Family Violence
- Intervention Orders


Why choose us?

- Have years of expertise in criminal law cases
- Determined and will give you strong representation in your case
- Pro-active in seeking early case resolutions
- Skilled at listening and giving immediate legal advice and representation in all areas of the criminal law
- Proven in achieving outstanding case outcomes for a wide range of criminal cases
- Provide complete representation in criminal trials
- Provide complete representation in all criminal law cases in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court and the Supreme Court


Active Practice:
- Appear regularly in all Magistrates’ Courts throughout Victoria for criminal cases
- Provide representation in criminal cases and prosecutions brought by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the County Court of Victoria and Supreme Court of Victoria
- Provide complete representation in criminal trials for the defence of dangerous driving and culpable driving cases

Our department, headed by Peter Ward and Paul Galbally, has the experience and resources to assist you. Our motivated team of lawyers is committed to ensuring that individuals from all backgrounds have access to the best legal advice.

To arrange a meeting with one of our criminal defence lawyers please contact us on (03)9200 2533 or email Peter Ward or Paul Galbally directly.

We are also able to provide immediate urgent advice outside office hours through Peter Ward on 0418 395 280.


How to contact our Office


Melbourne Office
259 William Street 

T (03) 9200 2533 


Dandenong Office 
Shop 9/147-151 Foster Street 

T (03) 9769 2510 


Pakenham Office 
Shop 1, 15 John Street 

T (03) 5941 7990 


The information on this website is of a general nature only and may not reflect recent changes to certain areas of law. It should not be relied upon as a substitute for discussing your situation with a qualified legal practitioner. Contact us for more information.