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When experience matters, trust the experts to achieve the best possible resolution for you.

Established by Principal Deborah Awyzio in May 2005, DA Family Lawyers is a boutique Family Law Firm in Brisbane. In February 2017, Lisa Foley took on the role of Managing Director. We undertake work in all areas of Family Law, as well as personal matters.

Our team

Our team of senior professionals are able to offer clients their insight and experience into all legal matters regarding children, with Deborah Awyzio herself on the independent panel of children’s lawyers. Our entire team is understanding, empathetic and passionate about what we do.

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

Senior Associate, Family Law Accredited 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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Amy Little

Senior Associate Solicitor

Amy holds the position of Senior Associate Solicitor at DA Family Lawyers. Amy has a Bachelor of Laws from completion of her degree with the University of Southern Queensland. Since…

Sharni Embrey


Sharni holds the position of Solicitor 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. 

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Jessica Grumelart


Jessica holds the position of Solicitor at DA Family Lawyers and has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and is currently completing (last subject) her Masters of Law, majoring in applied family law.

Our approach

DA Family Lawyers prides itself on a sensitive and cost effective approach to resolving legal issues arising out of relationship breakdown. Our expertise lies in court appearances and we undertake work on behalf of a number of regional legal firms as their Brisbane town agents.

For a family law firm you can trust, get in touch with DA Family Lawyers today. Our reliable, supportive and knowledgeable family law solicitors are here to help.

Vice President of the Queensland Law Society

In October 2013, our Principal Deborah Awyzio was elected Vice President of the Queensland Law Society and she is honoured to continue the tradition of upholding the beliefs of this society. The Queensland Law Society provides leadership in law and offers the Queensland community a range of products and services. These resources provide a gateway for more concise and up-to-date information on the latest laws and legal issues.

Ask a question or schedule a meeting

Please fill in the online enquiry form to ask a question or schedule in a meeting with our team.

Or call us today on 07 3238 5900

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