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Sam Norton

Sam Norton Accredited Criminal Law Specialist - Robert Stary Lawyers Melbourne, Victoria

Partner, LL.B., B.A., Accredited Criminal Law Specialist


Sam became a Partner in Robert Stary Lawyers in July 2010, having joined the firm in the latter part of 2006. Sam previously worked for Radford Legal in Stawell and St Arnaud, Lucas and Marshman in Horsham and a number of Government positions in London.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics Major) and a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University and was admitted to practice in 2001, and in 2008 obtained specialist accreditation in Criminal Law.

Sam is the Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Law Institute and a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. He has been a Volunteer at the North Melbourne Legal Service and has appeared extensively in cases throughout the Criminal Law Jusidication.

Sam’s Reflections:

  • Practicing Criminal Law provides an opportunity to assist people when coming up against the exercise of power by the state. It is vital that all people in our community are afforded quality legal representation, and that is never more important than in Criminal Law.
  • This area of law gives me exposure to the broadest possible cross section of our community and a chance to help members across that spectrum. That is something that no other area of practice can offer, and of which I am grateful.