Oscar Chidiac

Associate and Senior Criminal Lawyer

Oscar is an Associate & Senior Advocate at our firm, offering a high level of expertise in Criminal and Traffic Law matters. He has an impressive record for winning a variety of cases, from serious assaults, fraud, domestic violence, supply of drugs and firearm offences, to all kinds of traffic matters.

Oscar advocates with passion for each client and takes the time to listen and understand their unique needs to help win their case. He believes that a strong defence is based on meticulous preparation and formulation of an effective strategy in order to achieve the desired result. Through this tactic, he has orchestrated major wins with Barristers in District Court trials and has defeated the Crown in major hearings before the Court.

Oscar is also an expert at handling Roads and Maritime (RMS) matters such as licence suspension appeals, traffic infringements and drug driving cases, where he always paves the way for his clients to drive again.

Over his years of practice, Oscar has developed a deep, rich and beneficial rapport with Magistrates and Judges in both Local Courts and District Courts. This experience and knowledge both assists his clients and allows for a more thorough approach in defending their rights before Australia’s judicial system.

We are confident that you will be happy with him as your lawyer. The proof can be found in the many positive client reviews online.

Areas of superior knowledge:

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Law
  • Drink Driving
  • Negotiation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Education
  • Conveyancing
  • Family Law

Professional Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Social Science Majoring in Criminology and Sub-major in Sociology
  • Appointed to the NSW Legal Aid General Crime Panel


  • English
  • Arabic, Lebanese



“I made the right decision”

From the beginning, Oscar was professional, efficient and exceedingly diligent. He appeared to me to be extremely knowledgeable about the legal issues and demonstrated excellent communication skills. At the same time he was also very supportive. Oscar is very well versed in law and I found him to be an honest and caring individual. He explained everything clearly with respect to my Traffic matter and at no time were any questions or concerns left unanswered. I was looking at a license suspension for 3 months for exceeding the speed limit by more than 30 km/h however the magistrate varied this penalty to 2 weeks. Thanks again Oscar. I am confident that I made the right decision having Oscar represent me and I sincerely recommend anyone seeking legal assistance consider Powerhouse Law…read more

“Result Oriented Lawyer”

I have recently had the pleasure to work alongside the Powerhouse Law team and in particular Senior Partner Oscar Chidiac. I can confidently recommend Oscar (and by extension the Powerhouse Law team) if you are in the market for a result oriented solicitor who will endeavour to do the best by you and obtain the best results possible…read more