Over 40 years of experience. We are Smythe Wozniak Lawyers.
Partner | Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law)
Andrew Wozniak graduated in 1983 from Sydney University with a degree in law. Andrew was admitted as a Solicitor to the NSW Supreme Court and High Court of Australia in 1984. Andrew is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law having been accredited in this field since 1994 and is one of the longest standing Criminal Law Accredited Specialists in New South Wales. Andrew commenced with Smythe & Mallam Solicitors, as it was known then in 1988, joined as a partner in 1994, was the sole principle after the retirement of David Smythe and is now in partnership with Christopher Wozniak.
Partner | LLB
Christopher Wozniak, following his study of Business and Law at the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS), was admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales in February 2012. Christopher also worked as a clerk assisting in a number of roles at Smythe Wozniak Lawyers for 3 years prior to his admission as a solicitor. Christopher works exclusively in the area of Criminal Law and we are pleased to advise that Christopher is now a partner in the firm with Andrew Wozniak. Christopher has a strong drive to use his legal knowledge to help people in times of difficulty. He understands that a court appearance can be daunting. His goal is to not only achieve the best legal result but to also ensure that his clients understand each step, and what is required from them to achieve the best results. With his friendly manner, he strives to ensure that the client’s mind is at ease throughout the process.
Associate | LLB
Ellen Eleni Pacelli
While working within the legal industry since 2004, Ellen is a disciplined and passionate lawyer who strives to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. She enjoys the interaction with clients and her attention to detail ensures that every matter achieves a timely and accurate outcome with a minimum of stress. Ellen has practised in the following areas of law including Property Law, Wills, Probate/Estate matters, Dispute Resolution & Litigation and Commercial Law. Ellen has also successfully transitioned to e-Conveyancing and is PEXA certified. Ellen is admitted in both the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia.
Associate | DipLaw/GDLP
Martina is the newest member of our team here at Smythe Wozniak. Martina has worked in the legal industry for over 30 years, assisting clients with a range of legal issues, predominantly in litigation. Martina is a caring and compassionate solicitor and now practices solely in Family Law. Martina particularly enjoys being able to help clients achieve a resolution to their family law dispute through negotiation and agreement rather than the Court system where possible. When Court action is required, Martina is a devoted litigator who provides professional and cost-effective representation for our clients.
Martina understands the needs and dynamics of our community and now wants to contribute to the community where she has spent her whole life. With exceptional attention to detail and strong personal skills, Martina ensures our clients feel at ease from their very first appointment and keeps them informed during the legal process so the clients can fully understand and provide informed instructions. Martina is firm but fair in her dealings with opposing solicitors and has a high level of problem-solving skills.
Licensed Conveyancer | PEXA Certified Member
As a Licensed Conveyancer with 20 years’ legal experience, Suzanne understands the importance of your property transaction. Whether it relates to residential, rural, strata, business/commercial or leasing, her commitment to continued professional growth and development keeps her abreast of all the latest property related developments. Suzanne has successfully transitioned to e-Conveyancing and is PEXA certified. She relates warmly and professionally to people from all walks of life, whether that be families, young couples, investors, business people, brokers, bankers, real estate agents, councils and other Government bodies. Her strong customer service and communication skills see clients continually coming back and referring their family and friends.