At Creevey Russell Lawyers, we’re focused on providing excellence in law, service & communication.

That’s why our team members have excellent academic qualifications, unique insight into their specialist area of law, and high ethical standards, as well as a commitment to ensuring accessibility to their services.

Please read each team member’s individual profile below, and feel free to contact them directly to discuss your legal needs.


  • Dan Creevey
    Principal

    Dan Creevey

    Principal

    Litigation Team

    Dan represents a wide range of clients involved in disputes of many kinds, including serious criminal prosecutions, complex commercial litigation, rural disputes and various Tribunal hearings. He heads our Dispute Resolution Team, and is proactive, diligent and thorough in resolving matters. Dan’s provision of practical and solution-driven legal advice is underpinned by advocacy, and clear and honest communication.

    Phone: (07) 3009 6555 or (07) 4617 8777

    Email:

    Expertise

    • Litigation
    • Crime
    • Mediation
    • Agricultural law
    • Estate litigation
    • Insolvency law
    • Native title
    • Judicial Review
    • Injunctions

    Career history

    Dan has been involved in litigation for the majority of his career, initially in his own boutique firm, and as a founding partner in Creevey Russell Lawyers.

    Professional qualifications

    • Master of Laws (Litigation Stream)
    • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland
    • Solicitor, High Court of Australia

    Memberships & associations

    • Queensland Law Society

    Recent Achievements

    • Representing Queensland Police Commissioned Officers Union in CMC Public Hearing TESCO
    • Acting for client in Supreme Court involving significant boundary dispute
    • Representing Applicant in an application to Supreme Court for a judicial review of decision of Liquor Licensing Chief Executive
    • Representing traditional owners in native title claim in the Federal Court

    “I want my clients to feel that they have someone truly prepared to fight for them who will leave no stone unturned in providing that representation. I speak in plain English and with nearly 30 years experience in the legal industry I provide sound and practical advice that is solution driven.”

  • Clare Creevey
    Principal

    Clare Creevey

    Principal

    Personal Law Team

    Clare is passionate about providing empathetic professional representation to clients throughout the course of complex matters, supporting them towards the best possible resolutions. She is particularly skilled in representing clients in significant and complex compensation claims, and is well recognised for the integrity and professionalism she demonstrates in these matters.

    Phone: (07) 3009 6555

    Email:

    Expertise

    • Compensation law
    • Family law
    • Professional disciplinary proceedings

    Career history

    During most of her career, Clare has practiced in the areas of personal law, including compensation law, family law and disciplinary proceedings. She has previously worked for the firms Lyons (now Murphy Schmidt), Allen Allen & Hemsley, Minter Ellison, Quinlan Miller & Treston, and Clewetts Lawyers.

    Professional qualifications & admissions

    • Bachelor of Laws

      Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law

      Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law

    • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland
    • Solicitor, High Court of Australia
    • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law 2015

    Memberships & associations

    • Medico-Legal Society
    • Queensland Law Society

    “I am particularly passionate in representation of clients in compensation claims. I have represented clients in some of the most significant and complex claims in this area and received recognition for the integrity and professionalism of that representation.”

  • Damian Bell
    Partner

    Damian Bell

    Partner

    Commercial Team

    Damian’s international experience spans both legal and financial advisory. He advises clients on corporate and commercial matters including sales, joint ventures, business structuring, strategic planning and employment matters. Having managed large and complex businesses in Australia and Asia, and worked in top-tier law firms across Australia and the UK, Damian delivers extensive commercial experience and acumen to his clients.

    In Commercial law, experience and trust are paramount. Damian can rely on his vast experience in Commercial, Financial, Legal & Export matters to confidently deliver first-class advice to his diverse range of local (Toowoomba, Brisbane & Roma), State, National and International clients, from a multitude of business sectors.

    He advises in corporate and commercial matters including sales, joint ventures, business structuring, strategic planning and employment matters.

    His clients recognise and appreciate his unique and superior commercial knowledge and how this can enhance, support and add value and reach to their businesses.

    Phone: (07) 4617 8777

    Email:

    Expertise

    • Corporate and commercial advice
    • International business
    • Financial services
    • Employment Law

    Career history

    Damian has over 15 years of experience in both legal and commercial business. He has worked at several top-tier law firms and large international banks in Australia and overseas.

    Professional qualifications & admissions

    • Bachelor of Laws
    • Solicitor and Barrister, Supreme Court of Victoria
    • Solicitor and Barrister, Supreme Court of New South Wales
    • Solicitor and Barrister, High Court of Australia
    • Solicitor and Barrister, Courts of England and Wales

    Memberships & associations

    • Law Society of New South Wales
    • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

    Recent achievements

    • Advising the developer of a large inland intermodal freight and logistics hub with a value of over $50 million
    • Advising international investor owners with respect to asset management and operation of a 50,000 hectare agricultural asset in NSW
    • Advising a large international food products company in respect of long term off-take arrangements and corporate structuring and planning
  • Tom Rynders
    Partner

    Tom Rynders

    Partner

    Personal Law, Compensation Law, Wills and Estates, Estate Litigation, Commercial Team

    Tom advises clients on a variety of matters including compensation law, wills and estates, commercial and general litigation. He is committed to providing cost effective service possible to help clients achieve their goals and overcome their problems, and ensuring that every client fully understands both the legal problem, and the ways to resolve it.

    Phone: (07) 3009 6555

    Email:

    Expertise

    • Compensation law
    • Litigation
    • Wills and Estates
    • Commercial

    Career History

    Tom was admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2009 and achieved the Queensland Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation in Personal Injury Law in 2015.

    Professional Qualifications

    Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law

    Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Queensland University of Technology
    • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
    • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland
    • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law 2015
  • Usha Praser
    Special Counsel

    Usha Praser

    Special Counsel

    LITIGATION TEAM

    Over Usha’s broad ranging 17 year career, She has developed an extensive practice in corporate and commercial law, insolvency and reconstruction, employment matters, competition and property law.  Usha is determined to ensure her experience results in clients receiving professional and personalised service in obtaining the best outcomes in their individual dispute.

    Phone: (07) 3009 6555

    Email: 

  • Glen Smith
    Consultant

    Glen Smith

    Consultant

    Commercial team

    Phone: (07) 4617 8777

    Email:

  • Trent Jones
    Senior Associate

    Trent Jones

    Senior Associate

    Criminal Team

    Trent brings a thorough and practical approach to representing clients involved in a wide variety of matters. He is particularly skilled in representing clients facing criminal charges, traffic charges, disciplinary law and professional misconduct proceedings. Trent is a very strong advocate and a very effective communicator who always has his client’s best interests at the forefront of his mind. He represents clients facing minor traffic offences to serious homicide investigations, and everything in between, regularly appearing before a range of Courts and Tribunals advocating and achieving results on behalf of his clients.

    Phone: (07) 3009 6555

    Email: 

    Expertise

    • Criminal law.
    • Traffic law.
    • QCAT proceedings.
    • Professional disciplinary proceedings.
    • Misconduct hearings and proceedings.
    • Show Cause Proceedings.

    Career History

    Trent has practiced almost exclusively in the areas of criminal law and disciplinary proceedings throughout his legal career. He was formerly a Partner at another firm practicing in these areas before joining the Creevey Russell Team

    Trent has extensive experience in representing clients and appearing before Courts and Tribunals at all levels. He adopts a thorough approach towards representation to ensure that his clients are receiving a high level quality of service. Trent understands the majority of clients he represents are going through extremely stressful periods of their life, and his approach towards representation assists his clients in understanding and navigate the legal process in a supportive way.

    Membership

    • Queensland Law Society
  • Jacinta Norris
    Senior Associate

    Jacinta Norris

    Senior Associate

    Family Team

    Jacinta’s broad experience and practical and caring approach, is a proven success when assisting clients to resolve issues around divorce, children and property division at a time when stress and uncertainty are major concerns.

    Jacinta has extensive experience in dealing with complex family law matters including:

    • Drafting and negotiating Financial Agreements (sometimes referred to as BFA’s or pre-nups)
    • Negotiating the division of matrimonial assets, from small pools to matrimonial assets of $40M+
    • Applying for, and responding to, orders for matrimonial and de facto property division
    • Applying for, and responding to, spousal maintenance orders
    • Protecting and retaining family businesses in property disputes
    • Protecting inheritances from property disputes
    • Providing advice in international abduction matters
    • Drafting and negotiating child support agreements
    • Successfully applying for child support departure orders
    • Negotiating parenting arrangements
    • Successfully applying for parenting orders on behalf of extended family Jacinta also has extensive experience in applying for, and defending, domestic violence Orders.

    Jacinta has also completed training to qualify as a Queensland Collaborative Lawyer. Jacinta has also practiced in commercial and estate planning law. It is this experience in commercial law that allows Jacinta to focus on the commercial reality of a separation.  Jacinta also has experience in complex trust structures and child maintenance trusts. Jacinta appears in the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and the Queensland Supreme Court.

    Ph: (07) 3009 6555

    Email:

    EXPERTISE

     All facets of family law, including:

    • parenting matters
    • matrimonial and de facto property settlements including matters involving complex corporate and trust structures
    • divorce
    • child support
    • binding financial agreements (colloquially known as pre-nups)
    • domestic violence
    • estate litigation

    CAREER HISTORY

    Jacinta was admitted as a solicitor in 2008, and have practiced both in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast in family law and litigation

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 

    • LLB (Hons)
    • Grad Dip Legal Practice
    • Trained in collaborative law

    MEMBERSHIPS & Associations 

    • Queensland Law Society
    • Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Jake Morrison
    Senior Lawyer

    Jake Morrison

    Senior Lawyer

    Commercial and Property Team

    Jake primarily advises clients on matters relating to Property and Commercial transactions. With a strong focus on client relationships and always achieving the best outcome for his clients, Jake delivers quality and timely legal advice.

    Phone: (07) 3009 6555

    Email: 

    Expertise

    • Residential, Commercial and Off the Plan Property Development and Conveyancing
    • Business Sales and Acquisitions
    • Business Law
    • Retail, Industrial, Commercial and Centre Leasing

    Career History

    Before joining Creevey Russell Lawyers, Jake worked in a small suburban legal practice where he advised clients on various Property and Business Law transactions. Prior to that, Jake worked in Commercial and Insurance Litigation, thereby providing him with a unique set of skills to tailor his advice to his current Commercial clients.

    Professional Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Laws  – Queensland University of Technology
    • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) – Queensland University of Technology
    • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – Queensland University of Technology
    • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

    Memberships & Associations

    • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Rachel Greenslade
    Lawyer

    Rachel Greenslade

    Lawyer

    WILLS & ESTATES Team

    Rachel joins Creevey Russell with a background in estate planning and administration. Rachel understands the stressors of dealing with such personal and emotional matters and provides compassionate professional support for clients with their estate related matters.

    Phone: (07) 4617 8777

    Email:  

    EXPERTISE

    • Estate Planning & Asset Protection
    • Estate Administration

    CAREER HISTORY

    Rachel has been engaged in the legal profession for over 10 years and in that time she has gained a considerable amount of experience in estate planning and estate administration and has acted for a variety of clients with a variety of different circumstances. Rachel has also been successful in finalising a variety of large scale estate matters and has played an important role in the settlement of a number of estate litigation matters. Rachel offers a range of services to clients including but not limited to the following:-

    • Estate Planning & Asset Protection;
    • Preparing Wills, Testamentary Trusts and Codicils;
    • Preparing Enduring Powers of Attorney & Advance Health Directives;
    • Applications for Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration;
    • Estate Administration.

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
    • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
    • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland Solicitor

    MEMBERSHIPs & ASSOCIATIONS

    • Queensland Law Society

     

    ‘I understand the legal and emotional complexities that can arise both prior to and after losing a loved one. I deal in an area that can appear quite morbid to some, but I achieve great satisfaction in providing compassionate professional assistance to clients during what can be a very difficult time.’

     

  • Maddison Jago
    Lawyer

    Maddison Jago

    Lawyer

    Family Team

    Maddison’s experience with Creevey Russell Lawyers prior to her admission has provided her with the knowledge and understanding of the practicalities associated with family law matters.

    Career history

    Maddison joined Creevey Russell Lawyers in October 2015 as a Law Clerk, and has since assisted with a number of property and parenting matters, including property disputes involving complex company structures and international parenting disputes. Maddison was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in October 2016 and practises in our Family Law Team as a Lawyer. She believes in delivering straightforward advice in an empathetic and cost-effective way.

     Professional qualifications

    • Bachelor of Laws
    • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
    • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland
    • Solicitor, High Court of Australia

    Memberships & Associations

    • Queensland Law Society
    • Family Law Practitioners Association
    • Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland

     

    “I understand the effects of conflict within relationships. This allows me to work with clients and their advisors to minimise those effects, while adopting a holistic approach to achieving the best possible results for their family.”

     

  • Andrew Spinks
    Lawyer

    Andrew Spinks

    Lawyer
    family Team

    Andrew primarily advises clients on matters relating to divorce, children and property settlements and understands the challenges associated with separation.

    Andrew has experience in all family law matters including Binding Financial Agreements, domestic violence, spousal maintenance, child support and child protection matters.

    Andrew appears in the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

    Phone: (07) 4617 8716

    Email:

    EXPERTISE

    • Family Law
    • Wills and Estates
    • Litigation
    • General Practice matters

    CAREER HISTORY

    Before joining our Toowoomba office, Andrew worked in a Melbourne firm where he advised clients on family law matters and estate planning, administration and estate litigation matters.

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor of Arts – University of Melbourne
    • Juris Doctor – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
    • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria

    MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

    • Law Institute of Victoria
    • Family Law Practitioners Association
    • Downs & South West Queensland Law Association
  • Tessa Knight
    Lawyer

    Tessa Knight

    Lawyer

    COMMERCIAL & Property TEAM

    Tessa primarily advises clients on matters relating to Property and Commercial transactions. With a strong focus on building client relationships and always achieving the best outcome for her clients, Tessa delivers quality and timely legal advice.

    Phone:
    (07) 4617 8705
    Email:

    EXPERTISE

    • Business sales and acquisitions
    • Commercial contracts
    • Franchising
    • Energy and resources law (including conduct and compensation agreements, water agreements and make good agreements)
    • Leases

    CAREER HISTOry

    Tessa joined Creevey Russell Lawyers in January 2016 as a Paralegal and has since assisted with a number of complex property and commercial matters including business sales and acquisitions, rural land sales and acquisitions, preparation of franchise agreements and negotiation of conduct and compensation agreements, water agreements and make good agreements with various resource companies. Tessa was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in August 2018 and practices in our Property and Commercial team as a Lawyer.

    Professional qualifications and ADMISSIONS

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
    • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
    • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland

    MEMBERSHIP & associations

    • Queensland Law Society
  • Natalie Slatter
    Senior Conveyancer

    Natalie Slatter

    Senior Conveyancer

    CONVEYANCING TEAM

    Natalie has joined the Conveyancing Team in Toowoomba. Having been in the industry for over 15 years Natalie has extensive experience in all residential conveyancing matters. Natalie ensures her clients feel at ease, during a process that can be considered to be one of ‘life’s’ biggest decisions.

    Phone: (07) 4617 8718

    Email:

    EXPERTISE

    All residential conveyancing matters.

     

     

  • Yi-Ling Yong
    Conveyancing Manager

    Yi-Ling Yong

    Conveyancing Manager

    Conveyancing Team

    Yi-Ling is part of the Brisbane residential conveyancing team assisting clients with the sale and purchase of residential land, houses and units. With a number of years experience with conveyancing, Yi-Ling is able to offer clients a personal, informed service to help make the process of selling or buying as stress free as possible.

    Phone: (07) 3009 6555

    Email:

    Expertise

    All aspects of cottage conveyancing:

    • Land
    • Houses
    • Units

    Professional qualifications & admissions

    • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Queensland University of Technology
    • Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Business (Major: Accounting), Queensland University of Technology
  • Shaun Hilton
    Paralegal

    Shaun Hilton

    Paralegal

    COMMERCIAL AND PROPERTY TEAM

    Phone: (07) 4617 8704

    Email:

  • Lauren Creevey
    Paralegal

    Lauren Creevey

    Paralegal

    COnveyancing AND PROPERTY TEAM

    Phone: (07) 3009 6512

    Email: