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Townes & Associates is a leading criminal, traffic and domestic violence law firm based in Brisbane and representing clients throughout the state of Queensland and northern New South Wales.  Colin Townes is the Principal solicitor, and Director, of Townes & Associates and his firm has a strong commitment to social justice, accessible representation and providing high quality legal services.

Colin Townes

LLB, BA, GDLP, MLaws
Principal solicitor & Director

Colin was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 2010 and, since that time, he has worked exclusively as a criminal lawyer both prosecuting and defending matters in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Colin worked as a prosecutor for the Queensland Police Service and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions before finding his true calling as a defence advocate.  Before commencing practice under his own name, Colin managed the Queensland practice of a national criminal and traffic law firm before taking up a position as a Senior Associate with a leading boutique criminal defence practice.

Colin has appeared in every Magistrates, District and Supreme Court in South-East Queensland and he regularly appears in the Local and District Courts of northern New South Wales. Colin has acted for clients charged with a wide range of criminal and traffic matters, from heavy vehicle offences and drink driving charges through to serious criminal matters like complex fraud and drug trafficking

In addition to being one of the very few solicitors in private practice with his variety and depth of experience, Colin is also one of the only practitioners in Queensland to hold a specialist Master’s degree in the criminal law. Colin does not practice, and has never practiced, in anything other than criminal, traffic and domestic violence law and his clients get the full benefit of his specific, undiluted, experience when they retain him.

In his spare time Colin lectures at a university law school and he enjoys reading, golf, brewing beer and barbell training.

What Colin's clients have to say about him:

"Thank you Mr Townes, we are very grateful for your guidance and expertise. You always communicated clearly to us, so we were fully versed with the situation and knew of options and direction. Then to watch you work your craft in the courtroom, you were confident, capable and credible. Thank you so much, very appreciative and a very favourable outcome."
A satisfied client
Southport Magistrates Court
"Just a quick thank you for yesterday, your work was very much appreciated. My son looked a lot less stressed on the way home."
A satisfied client
Brisbane Magistrates Court
"I loved Colin from the day I met him. We had a goal to not have a conviction recorded against my name and as a result of Colin's excellent work and dedication to my matter this goal was achieved."
A satisfied client
Maroochydore Magistrates Court
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