Matthew Bogunovich

Matthew Bogunovich is a Senior Criminal Lawyer who brings a wealth of experience to our practice.

Matthew is well-known for meticulously preparing each case to ensure maximum success at court. His eye for detail and effective submissions have persuaded Magistrates and Judges to grant his clients leniency or acquittal.

Prior to joining our team, Matthew worked as a defence lawyer in specialist criminal law firms. He has represented private and Legal Aid clients in hundreds of summary and indictable matters (including drug suuply, property damage and theft, sexual assault and fraud offences) in the Local, District, Supreme, Children’s and Drug courts. Matthew also defends Commonwealth charges (e.g. use carriage service, aviation safety and benefits fraud offences) and has instructed senior barristers in several difficult, high-stakes trials.

Matthew has also worked at the International Bar Association, where he assisted its work as a researcher to the Executive Director and Human Rights Institute. His contributions in that time included: evaluating the Amanda Knox trial in Italy against international fair trial standards; sharpening the IBA’s focus on Russia with a staff presentation on Sergey Magnitsky (a notorious death in custody); and drafting an international observer mission report on the emerging legal profession in Libya.

Matthew is committed and compassionate about helping others, and sees guiding and supporting fellow community members as being at the heart of defence. You will be very impressed with his quality of work and service.

Call 1800 100 529 now to book an appointment with Matthew.

Areas of superior knowledge:

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Law
  • Drink Driving
  • Negotiation

Professional Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW
  • ​Appointed to the NSW Legal Aid General Crime Panel
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Russain Studies)
  • Member, NSW Law Society
  • Member, Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association
  • Student Member, Honourable Society Of Inner Temple (England)




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