Andrew Halphen

Partner, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, BA, LLB (Hons)

Andrew has worked as a criminal lawyer for over ten years, joining Stary Norton Halphen in early 2008. He has been a partner since July 2012 and routinely appears at court as a solicitor advocate.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law with Honours from Monash University, graduating in 2003. He is also recognised as an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist having obtained his accreditation from the Law institute of Victoria in 2012.

In the early stages of his legal career Andrew worked as a volunteer and then as a board member of the Springvale Monash Legal Service.

More recently, Andrew has volunteered his time for the Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria. He was the co-chair of the section for 3 years, standing down at the end of 2017. He remains on the General Committee of the Criminal Law Section and in 2017 was awarded a Law Institute Service Award.

Doyle’s Guide has recognised Andrew as one of Victoria’s leading and recommended criminal lawyers since 2016.

To make an appointment with Andrew, call our Melbourne office on 8622 8200

Andrew’s Reflections:

  • First and foremost I enjoy criminal law – whether I am giving a client advice, negotiating with a prosecutor or appearing at Court...I really enjoy what I do.
  • This job gives me an opportunity to help people achieve the best possible outcome, no matter who they are or where they come from. To me that’s what justice really is!


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