Joseph Palamara, Associate

Joseph Palamara, Solicitor, Go To Court Lawyers

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University and completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law. Joseph also holds a Certificate in Legal Business from the College of Law.

Joseph was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Victoria in March 2017 and is also admitted in the High Court of Australia. Joseph brings with him an array of experience in legal practice having worked in civil litigation, insolvency, debt recovery and consumer protection. He strives to provide the highest quality legal advice to clients, to ensure both a positive outcome and a positive experience.

When Joseph is not working with his clients, he is heavily involved in martial arts. Holding two black belts, he is also a Victorian State Team Member and Victorian State Team Coach. Joseph has represented both Victoria and Australia in national and International competitions.

Success Stories and Publications

Lenient Sentence for Repeat Offender

Our solicitor Joseph Palamara represented a 39-year-old at the Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court on the 1st of May in relation to charges of theft, obtaining property by deception, dealing with the proceed of crime, driving whilst suspended and noncompliance with a condition of a Family Violence Intervention Order.

The client had a significant prior history of similar offending. Our client had upwards of 12 prior convictions and had been given several Community Corrections Orders in the past, none of which were completed successfully.

Our representation resulted in the court imposing a further Community Corrections Order with a total of 30 hours of unpaid community work over a 12-month period, with a significant emphasis on rehabilitation. An application by the prosecution for the client’s vehicle to be forfeited was refused by the court after hearing evidence from the client.

This result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly.  We paid careful attention to our client’s personal circumstances and collected a large amount of evidence in support of our case.  Although the client had a significant prior history, in the period between his last offending and this court appearance, he had taken several steps to demonstrate to the court that he was making every effort to break his cycle of offending.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Joseph Palamara who will continue to care for his client’s circumstances and will work hard to ensure their case is prepared and presented in a way that ensures the court gives full effect to every factor in their favour.

Small Fines For Repeat Traffic Offender

Our solicitor Joseph Palamara represented a 26-year-old at the Bendigo Magistrates’ Court on the 20th of May in relation to charges of driving whilst suspended and driving in excess of the speed limit. The client had numerous prior criminal matters for similar offences all occurring within quick succession of each other within a 2 year time period. 

Our representation resulted in the court imposing very lenient fines and not interfering with our client’s licence. As a result, the client was able to drive immediately following his court appearance.

This result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly.  We paid careful attention to our client’s personal circumstances and collected a large amount of evidence in support of our argument that any licence loss would affect the client's young family, for which our client was the sole income earner. 

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Joseph Palamara who will continue to care for his clients' circumstances and will work hard to ensure their case is prepared and presented in a way that ensures the court gives full effect to every factor in their favour.

Further Community Corrections Order Imposed After Breach

Our solicitor Joseph Palamara represented a 49-year-old male at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on 31 October in relation to failing to comply with the conditions of Community Corrections Order (CCO).

The case involved our client failing to complete his 200 hours of the community work, in addition to re-offending by committing a similar offence within two months of the Community Corrections Order being imposed.

Our representation resulted in the court imposing a new Community Corrections Order with more conditions for a period of 18 months. As well as other terms of the CCO, our client will have to undergo a mental health assessment and treatment as well as an offending behaviour change program.

That result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly. We paid careful attention to our client’s personal circumstances and collected a large amount of evidence in support of our case that he was an otherwise good person who had failed to comply with the previous order in place due to changes in his personal circumstances. We relied on case law to support our argument the court should give greater weight to rehabilitation in this case and that the court could properly extend our client unusual leniency.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Joseph Palamara who will continue to care for his client’s circumstances and will work hard to ensure their case is prepared and presented in a way that ensures the court gives full effect to every factor in the client’s favour.

Community Corrections Order for Range of Offences

Our solicitor Joseph Palamara represented a 26-year-old at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 16th November in relation to damaging property, contravening a Family Violence Intervention Order and distributing an intimate image of another person.

The case involved our client engaging in criminal conduct on several occasions. The conduct involved damaging property, contravening a Family Violence Intervention Order, stalking, threatening to distribute an intimate image and distributing an intimate image of another person.

Our representation resulted in the court imposing a Community Corrections order for a period of 12 months.

This result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly.  We paid careful attention to our client’s personal circumstances and collected a large amount of evidence in support of our case that he was an otherwise good person and had taken steps to address his offending. We relied on case law to support our argument that the court should give great weight to the changed circumstances of the client and presented case law that supported our argument that the court could properly extend our client unusual leniency.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Joseph Palamara who will continue to care for his client’s circumstances and will work hard to ensure their case is prepared and presented in a way that ensures the court gives full effect to every factor in the client’s favour.

Testimonials

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Being able to gain some initial advice on the phone and then being able to book someone for the same day for an hour was fantastic. We were not pressured to front up with a heap of money and were given the option on whether or not to engage them. We were able to make decisions and they were happy to inform us of the process and encouraged us to handle the areas that we could ourselves to help reduce cost.
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by Jeffrey C. via Google
I could not be more pleased with the support and legal representation I received from Tara. She was wonderful. My result at court was exceptional and delighted us all, the matter was totally dismissed without any penalty thanks to Tara. Thank You again Jeff
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Not knowing what to expect, solicitor arrived with the necessary paperwork for me, he answered all my questions and was able to leave with confidence.
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My experience was a good one. They helped ease my mind and was very helpful.

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