Sam has extensive experience in criminal law and related matters, including family violence matters. Before coming to the bar, Sam was an Associate at Theo Magazis & Associates where he gained valuable skills and experience as a solicitor advocate appearing for accused’ in all Victorian courts. In that capacity, Sam also acted for litigants in confiscation proceedings. As a solicitor, Sam regularly instructed both senior and junior counsel in hearings in the Supreme Court, County Court and Magistrates Court of Victoria.
Since coming to the bar, Sam has appeared in trials, pleas and appeals in the County Court in criminal, intervention order and confiscation proceedings. Sam also appears in committal hearings, contests and pleas in the Magistrates Court. Sam also appears in Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia.
Sam accepts briefs to advise and appear in matters relating to occupational health and safety, white collar crime, intervention orders and disciplinary tribunals.
Sam has been selected as a member of the Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List.
Sam is a Victorian Bar Accredited Advocacy Instructor.
Sam holds an Indictable Crime Certificate