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Kells welcomes the New Year with the appointment of Patrick Schmidt, who joins the firm from the NSW Police Force, effective 7 January 2019.

Previously Patrick held the position as a senior prosecutor and relieving area prosecutor commander in the Sydney and the specialist courts command. He has a wealth of experience in all types of criminal matters running up to 80 “list” mentions and up to five hearings on a daily basis.

Prior to this role he was a general duties officer and plain clothes officer within the detective’s office at Marrickville Local Area Command. Prior to joining the NSW Police, Patrick was an associate at a boutique Sydney law firm.

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity of a career switch in becoming a defence lawyer at Kells and excited to be part of the team going forward” said Mr Schmidt.

“Having represented the State in all types of criminal cases and my experience as a police officer, I aspired to join a prominent Illawarra law firm with a Sydney presence to apply my knowledge and strategies as a defence lawyer”.

Kells Managing Partner Paul Magagnino is thrilled to welcome someone of Patrick’s high experience and talent to our business.

“We particularly like Patrick’s strong experience in offering clients familiarity of knowing both sides of a criminal trial. With Patrick’s background and knowledge, our clients will benefit from an experienced advocate who can provide the best representation for them, no matter what their situation or circumstance, and whether they are in the Shoalhaven, Illawarra, Macarthur or Sydney,” said Mr Magagnino.

For more information contact
Shayne Lopeman
Marketing Manager
+ 61 2 4221 9362