Meet Damian McNally

Damian McNally

Damian McNally


Principal – Accredited Specialist

Practice Areas

Criminal Law Specialist

Damian McNally is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law. Once qualified, he worked in various roles in small to medium sized law firms and specialised in commercial law.

He was admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

In order to fulfil his desire to pursue his life-long passion for advocacy and social justice, Damian commenced as a Criminal Defence Lawyer with Michael J. Gleeson & Associates in 2011. He was promoted to Senior Associate in 2014 and he also achieved the status of an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2016. Reflective of his outstanding success rate over the years for thousands of clients facing criminal investigation and prosecution, he became Principal Lawyer in 2018.

His comprehensive experience in criminal law has had a particular emphasis on the following:

  • Driving offences;
  • Drug related offending (including trafficking, importation and manufacturing);
  • Family violence and intervention orders;
  • Diversion applications;
  • Complex bail applications; and
  • Trials in the County Court and Supreme Court.

Damian’s strong enthusiasm for criminal law is highly evident and is reflected in his dedication to his clients. He prides himself on his successful results for clients for all matters and has attained a reputation as one of Victoria’s leading criminal lawyers.