Gemma holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of Social Work from California Western School of Law and San Diego State University. She was admitted to practice law in California after passing the July 2018 California Bar Examination. After her return to Australia, and completion of additional study, she began practice as a solicitor in Australia.

During her studies, Gemma completed internships with the San Diego County Office of the Public Defenders, the California Innocence Project, the Behavioural Health Court and with Laura R. Sheppard, a private criminal lawyer. Her Master’s research into the reintegration experiences of the wrongfully convicted, titled “Judge Learned Hands Haunting: The Psychological Consequences of Wrongful Conviction”, has been published in the Social Justice journal.

Gemma has a particular interest in mental health and its overlap with the criminal justice system, and is passionate about advocating for the vulnerable populations of our community. She is committed to ensuring all people in our community are afforded quality legal advice and have the opportunity to have their voice heard within the criminal justice system.


To make an appointment with Gemma, call our Sunshine Office on 9311 0010.

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