Damian O'Leary

Contact

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F 08 8212 6590
M 0435 790 628
W 08 8205 2966
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Academic Qualifications

BA (Hons) (First Class) (University Medal), MA, Flinders University
PhD, University of Toronto
LLB (Hons) (First Class), ANU
GDLP, ANU

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
    • Civil Appeals
    • Criminal Appeals
  • Commercial
    • Appellate (Commercial)
    • Commercial
    • Corporations Law
  • Common Law / Personal Injury
    • Appellate (Common Law/Personal Injury)
    • Intentional Torts
    • Judicial Review - Workers Compensation
    • Negligence
  • Criminal Law
    • Appellate (Criminal)
    • Extradition
  • Employment, Industrial & Workers Compensation Law
    • Appellate (Industrial/Employment)
  • Environment & Planning
    • Appellate (Environment & Planning)
    • Compulsory Acquisition of Land & Compensation
  • Family Law & Guardianship
    • Appellate (Family Law & Guardianship)
    • Care & Protection
  • Inquests/Inquiries
    • Commissions and other Inquiries
    • Coronial Inquests
  • International
    • Choice of Law
    • International Commercial Arbitration
    • Public International Law
  • Public/Administrative
    • Appellate (Public Administrative)
    • Civil & Human Rights
    • Constitutional Law
    • Discrimination
    • Immigration Law
    • Judicial Review & Administrative Law
    • Merits Review
    • Native Title
    • Privacy/Freedom of Information
    • Proceeds of Crime

Overview

Damian practices in all areas of public and civil law and general commercial law and has specific expertise in administrative, constitutional, electoral, migration, native title and discrimination law.

Prior to joining Howard Zelling Chambers in 2016, Damian was counsel in the crown counsel section of the Crown Solicitor’s Office (SA) (2011-2016) and prior to that worked at the Australian Government Solicitor in Canberra and the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department (2006-2011).

Between 2009 and 2011, Damian was Counsel Assisting the then Commonwealth Solicitor-General, Stephen Gageler SC.

He appears regularly in both Federal and State jurisdictions.

Memberships

South Australian Bar Association