Read some of our client testimonials below.

(please note, personal details have been withheld from testimonials for the privacy of our clients).

I am happy to say I don’t need you guys anymore and without being rude I hope I never need a family lawyer again but I would go with DA again anyway. You’re amazing Lisa, thank you.”

Hey Amy, I would sincerely like to thank you for today and making it all happen.

I really appreciate the dedication, hard work and professionalism by you and the DA Family Law team.

I will definitely recommend you if people need support!

Words can’t explain how grateful I am. You and your team have made one little girl very happy as well, she is already excited about sleepovers and coming to my place. Even the supervised visits have been great, she is starting to develop strong bonds with my family which was not possible before. Whilst I wouldn’t wish this experience on anybody, I will be recommending you Lisa Foley and the team at DA Family Law if someone I know is unfortunate enough to have to go through this. 

Thank you so very, very much.

Thank you very much for the email and I would like to thank you for the service I received.  At every step, I felt safe, validated and educated.  It was very refreshing from previous experiences.  I feel that you very thoughtfully and respectfully guided me towards the best possible solution and I am most grateful for your help.

Thank you so much for all your help. I hope you stop and realise that you are changing lives. Because of you, our granddaughter gets to grow up safe and content. She will sleep in the same bed every night. We can’t thank DA family lawyers enough. Thanks so much.


Thank you for your support and representation throughout these proceedings we are all very thankful to have had you by our side.

Thank you for supporting me today as you have done from the beginning! I really couldn’t have done it without you!

I cannot speak highly enough of Lisa and her staff in the way they handled my matter, which was not a large one, but stressful all the same. Lisa carried out my instructions in a timely manner and nothing was too much trouble for her and she was available when I needed to contact her. I would have no hesitation in recommending DA Family Lawyers.

Both Lisa and Deborah have worked on my case that spanned over two years. I found their service to be honest, upfront and respectful. I always felt like my case was moving forward even though the other party made every effort to stall proceedings.

In my vulnerable moments, I was supported with compassion, strength and integrity to which I am very grateful.
I was finalising some financial orders in court recently when I ran into Lisa, she went above and beyond to get me some information that would help with my court appearance even though I was representing myself in this instance.

Kate has been working with me on my property settlement for the past 6 months and I would like to let you know she is an asset to DA Family Lawyers.

Having never dealt with a law firm in my life, I found myself in a situation quite challenging. Kate was very professional in her delivery of advice, explanations of legal terms, documents and processes.

Many times people only hear complaints about service, and not the positives, thus the reason for this email.

A big thank you to Kate, I know she works very hard and I am very confident she will represent me well next April when my divorce proceedings begin.

Have a lovely day.

Hi Lisa,

I though you might like to know I had my trial today in South Australia. ……………In a nutshell i got final orders today for sole parental responsibility, the children live with me, supervised and access only what I agree to, costs are reserved, and injunctions preventing the mother near our home or the school, etc without my written consent. There are others but these are the main ones.

Thank you for all your help in the early times and sticking with me from the start. I learnt a lot from you that gave me the basis to carry through to getting the results that I ended up with today.

Thank you Lisa

I appreciate all the help I received from you and your firm thank you so much.

Hi Lisa
Thank you for having assisted X with his matters.
You were right – there was some pain, but he has woken up today feeling better about things !!………….  You really helped him.
I wish you and your family all the best.

Hi Lisa

I just wanted to again say thank you for your help not only today but over the past few months.  This has been a very trying time and I now finally feel that X and I (and X) can get on with our lives.  Obviously a few more ‘i’s’ to dot but nothing insurmountable. 
Thank you for saying today that I was ‘easy to work with, but can I say that the feeling is mutual. 
It was nice to just chat while we had the chance today.  Good luck to you and you family into the future.

Dear Deborah,

I just wanted to quickly write to you to say thank you for your efforts and assisting the parties in this matter at Mediation on 1 August 2018.  I found your staff to be extremely friendly, attentive, and professional and I am wanting to provide you with the feedback from my client that she was very pleased with the service provided, and with you as a Mediator on the day.


I know your time as my children’s representative has ended. However, as a courtesy follow up email, we are now just back from our overseas trip and it was absolutely wonderful!

I’d also like to say that one of the children achieved the Academic Excellence Award for their class for 2013, and was also announced the School Leader for 2015 (out of 74 applicants!).

I am very proud and wanted to share this news with you as you have been a very impartial, yet helpful, contribution to our wellbeing. The children have moved ahead in leaps and bounds.
Once again, I thank you.

I know you were merely doing your job- but I believe it is always nice to be appreciated for such.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2014.

Hi Lisa,

Congratulations, good luck and good health for the future!

A big THANKYOU to you, Kelly the DA team and barrister Murray as I wouldn’t be this far along at this point in time without everyone’s efforts particularly on the mediation couple of weeks.


Thank you for all your excellent work and a particular thanks for allowing me to be your client and pay my bill at settlement. Without that I would not have been able to have the best lawyer in town.

Dear Fraser,

Thank you again for your assistance with the mediation today. The outcome was small, but not insignificant.

Please accept this little gift as a token of my appreciation and in case I visit your office again I don’t feel bad about leaving rings on your desk!

All the best.


“Thanks Amy and Leanne,

I am so grateful that I have you to help and represent me in this matter…..I could not have done it without you.

Kind Regards”

Dear Deborah,

Thank you for being supportive, patient and professional at a difficult time. Best wishes to you and your dedicated team.

Warm Regards.

“I would like to thank you for your support and guidance in this matter, I also appreciate your attempts to minimise my costs in handling this issue”.

“I again thank you for your hard work and understand that I have got for free well more than you had been paid for and swear an oath of debt (imagine a scene out of a movie/book here). Hopefully one day I can return the favour and until then I’m sure you’ll have a lot of good karma”

“Thank you so much for your support and advice with my matter. Your professionalism is second to none.”

“I just wanted to thank you again for your support last week! I felt much more confident facing the family report writer thanks to your advice. Thank you for being so flexible with times and caring for my daughter and I during the heavy rain. You are a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stressful situation! Many Thanks”

“Leanne, you were and still are amazing and did more than I ever could have to keep the boys as happy and safe as possible under the circumstances. You always kept me smiling, breathing and calm.”

“I would like to say that after having experience with several law firms in this matter that yours is the first one where we had confidence that we could rely on the advice given and matters were attended to expeditiously and competently.  We also appreciated very much the fact that you were prepared to ensure that costs were minimized and that where we could and preferred do some things ourselves that you let us do that.

I would have no hesitation to recommend your firm to anyone who needs help with family law matters.

You are welcome to quote this to anyone.”

“I just wanted to thank you for being my family lawyer, barrister and legal team. I really felt very supported by your work, your presence and understanding.


“Thank you so much for everything you have done…I appreciate everything the girls in the office did to help me out as well. I was very lucky to have you and Lisa look after me and execute such a good plan, also helping me with the financial side of it, I always knew I was in good hands.”

“I can not THANK YOU enough for your work, Lisa! It is such a pleasure meeting you and working with you! You are a highly professional and beautiful lady! Kind Regards, Thanks so much”

“Hi Lisa,

Thank you so very much for all you have done and expediting the matters through court! Hopefully a happy ending.

I’ll see you for the divorce paperwork! 🙂

Many many thanks again.”

“ Thank you again. I am truly appreciative of all your hard work with everything that’s  involved. Your very good at your job and I thank you for that”

“I could not be more happier with DA family lawyers. Lisa is very thorough and extremely dedicated to her job and I am very thankful to have her representing me. I have 110% confidence in Lisa’s advice and expertise.”

“Lisa, Thank you for this – and thank you for your help overall.  It was great everything went so smoothly.”

“I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for my children and I, and of course colleagues who have helped as well. Also thanks for being patient with me as all this was way over my head. Words can’t explain how I will feel when I can finally hug my sons again.”

“Thank you so much for your patience, expertise and wisdom over the past months. I can’t imagine I have been the easiest of clients, but I am so grateful for having you as a voice of reason and logic when I felt like I was really losing my mind!

With deepest heartfelt thanks.”

“I would like to thank both yourselves, Agata & the team at DA Family Lawyers, for your time & efforts in achieving all that you committed to. Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I hope not to require your services in the future. However, in the event that circumstances necessitate professional legal input, I would not hesitate for a second to contact you, or indeed recommend your services to others.

It hasn’t been an entirely enjoyable journey thus far, although thanks to your diligence & empathy, this component of it has been made considerably better than first anticipated.”

“I appreciated your time and valued your input. You are very good in your role. I would recommend you to others in similar situations.”

“We really appreciate all of your time and effort in helping us, and also thank you to Agata, Gareth & Deborah. We are so relieved that we can all move on from this horrible experience!! You made it a lot easier and for that we are so grateful!!!”

“You did really well yesterday & you are a credit to Deborah and her team :)”

“We just wanted to say thank you again for getting final orders signed and bringing some peace into our lives finally so we can help the children through this transition and get more stability for them both, and for us.”

“I wouldn’t wish divorce and property settlement on anyone, however, if it happens, I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa Foley and DA Family Law.”

“I was incredibly impressed by their initial interview process, which required me to complete a pre-interview pro-forma.  In filling out the pro-forma it really helped me to focus my thinking on the things that were most important and relevant, ensuring that my first meeting with Lisa Foley was clear, purposeful and helpful.  This continued to be my experience with Lisa and DA throughout my family law journey.  Lisa’s approach was not adversarial or aggressive, her advice was considered, wise and timely and I felt like I was empowered to be an active participant throughout the process.  The final outcome of my property settlement was much better than I anticipated or expected.”

“I hadn’t anticipated that I was going to need a family lawyer so was caught off guard when it became apparent that not only did I need a lawyer, but I needed one within a fairly quick time frame.   Not knowing where to start, and being in a somewhat stunned state emotionally, I initially sought recommendations from a collection of friends who worked in different roles within the family law sector.  DA Family Lawyers were a firm suggested by a number of these people indicating that they are well respected by their peers and colleagues.

Please be clear that I have the highest regard for the role that you Amy, and your team, have provided throughout this matter.

Professional, responsive, compassionate and thorough.

You have ensured a page changing chapter of my life has been made with clarity and dignity that was always important to me.

I felt completely represented by you. In Law and Spirit and Integrity.

Deborah is a most professional operator. Deborah and her staff are most courteous and at the same time professional and resolution focussed in family law matters both in negotiations and the conduct of cases in court.

Steve Tropoulos: Senior Family Lawyer, Journey Family Lawyers

I have had the opportunity to work with Deborah on a number of matters; and at all times I have found her to be hard working, diligent and focussed on the best outcome for the children involved. As a colleague and the president of FLPA Deborah is always approachable and willing to listen to the feedback and comments fellow practitioners have to make.

Lorrie Brook: Owner at Our Children Australia

August 2, 2012, Lorrie was with another company when working with Deborah at D A Family Lawyers

Deborah has provided valuable assistance to clients of mine. Whenever a client requires a family lawyer, I have no hesitation recommending Deborah to them and knowing they will receive the service they deserve.

Robert Aitken: Solicitor Director at Aitken Whyte Lawyers Brisbane Lawyers

August 20, 2012, Robert was with another company when working with Deborah at D A Family Lawyers

I have known Deborah in a professional capacity. It has been a great pleasure for me to see Deborah impress me with her ability to attract and sustain interesting and exciting cases, balance her professional roles across fields of law, and manage a practice with firmness and empathy. She is always delightful to be with, invariably loyal and presents meticulously both in Court and in dealing with clients.

She is utterly reliable in attending to work demands, is hard-working, self-effacing, honest and caring. She has firm ethical beliefs and an implicit respect for the personal and religious beliefs of others. This is prevalent in her role at DA Family Lawyers and in leaderships roles within the profession.

It has been a pleasure to know Deborah and I would not hesitate in recommending her to prospective clients, or friends. I wish her the very best in her very promising professional career.

Anna Black: Barrister-at-Law

November 15, 2012, Anna worked with Deborah at DA Family Lawyers