Sensitive and efficient
family and divorce
law specialists

Brisbane, Australia

07 3238 5900

The Doyles Guide for best law firms and best lawyers for 2024 has been published. DA Family Lawyers has again been recognised as a Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers Brisbane.

Our Lisa Foley and Deborah Awyzio were recognised in the following individual categories:

Lisa Foley

  • Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Preeminent
  • Leading Family Law & Divorce Lawyers – Leading

Deborah Awyzio

  • Leading Family Law Mediators – Leading
  • Leading Family Lawyers (High-Value & Complex Property Matters) – Recommended
  • Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Leading
  • Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Leading
  • Leading Family & Divorce Law Firm Brisbane – Third Tier


Professional and Experienced.

Family Lawyers Brisbane

Separation, divorce and other issues relating to family law or domestic law such as child protection and domestic violence can be complex, time-consuming and emotionally draining. DA Family Lawyers sensitively and professionally works with each individual client to guide you through the legal process and provide you with quality, cost-effective legal support to resolve your individual issue.

Led by managing director Lisa Foley, a highly experienced family law solicitor, and director Deborah Awyzio, a well-respected Brisbane family lawyer, mediator and accredited family law specialist, the DA Family Lawyers professional team comprises some of the most respected and experienced family lawyers in Brisbane. Up to date with all ongoing legal amendments, DA Family Lawyers will assess your case and offer a range of resolution methods including collaborative law, mediation or litigation if required.

Family and Divorce Law: It’s all we do

A supportive, sensitive approach to your family law issue to help you move forward with your future.

Get to know our team

Deborah Awyzio

Director and Accredited Family Law Specialist

Deborah commenced her experience as a lawyer in a general law firm at Ipswich, she is an accredited family law specialist and has over 20 years exclusive experience in Family.

Lisa Foley

Managing Director

Lisa holds the position of Managing Director at DA Family Lawyers. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the Queensland University of Technology.

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Kate Palmer

Special Counsel & Accredited Family Law Specialist

Kate is a Senior Associate at DA Family Lawyers. Kate’s expertise has been recognised by the Queensland Law Society in their conferring to her the title of Family Law Accredited Specialist in 2021. 

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Sharni Embrey


Sharni holds the position of Associate at DA Family Lawyers. Sharni has a Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours – Division A) from completion of her degree with the Queensland University of Technology. 

Michaela Jewell


Michaela holds the position of Associate at DA Family Lawyers. Michaela has a Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours – Division A) from completion of her degree with the Queensland University of Technology.

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What Our Client's Say

Thank you for your time and help yesterday. For me this was a positive experience and I am surprised by how much confidence you gave me in talking to my Wife.
Thank you so much for your professionalism and your compassion at our mediation on Monday. It was a really stressful day for me and my anxiety was through the roof but you managed to keep me calm. You explained things to us in a concise way and I was able to understand where I stood at all stages of the proceedings.