Timpano Legal Criminal Lawyer Team
Laura Willox - Criminal Lawyer / Director
Vision and Values “I jump out of bed in the morning to come in and help people who need us — whether that’s helping them take responsibility for a crime they have committed, or assisting them through a process that can be very daunting for someone who has been wrongfully accused.” Laura is a highly experienced criminal defence lawyer with a passion for helping people caught up in the criminal justice system. She established her own criminal law firm, Timpano Legal, in 2008. From minor indiscretions to the most serious and complex cases, Laura is devoted to providing transparent, practical legal advice and excellent client service. She ‘calls’ it as she sees it. Laura is well regarded and trusted by leading criminal barristers and has developed a network of specialist advisors to support clients beyond their legal issues. Laura has been listed by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer in WA. Laura is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is admitted to practise in Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.
Natalia Tasic - Criminal Lawyer
“As a criminal defence lawyer, my priority is the relationship I have with my client. I want to both hear my client’s story and actually understand it. Being able to see things from a client’s perspective can make all the difference in persuading a Judge to grant bail, or convincing a jury to reach a verdict of not guilty.” Natalia was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia after completing a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Mass Communications (Public Relations) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University. Natalia is well versed in Court advocacy, having appeared in many jurisdictions on countless matters involving traffic offences, serious assaults, sexual assaults, dishonesty charges and drug offences. She has experience in conducting bail hearings, sentencing matters and trials. Natalia was also recently listed by Doyles Guide as an Australian Criminal Law Rising Star for 2018 for her knowledge and expertise in the area of criminal law.
Joseph Lloyd - Criminal Lawyer
Joseph was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2015, after completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and International Relations from Notre Dame University. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Joseph commenced with Timpano Legal in January 2020. Prior to this, he gained extensive experience as a lawyer working for State and Federal criminal prosecution agencies. Joseph has experience appearing in many jurisdictions on a number of matters, including traffic and dishonesty offences, serious assaults, and drug offences. He has significant advocacy experience which he attained from regular appearances in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts for a number of matters including complex sentencing hearings.
Caley Catto - Criminal Lawyer
“No matter what situation you may find yourself in, I believe that everyone needs to be treated with respect and empathy. I am committed to ensuring that our clients receive the best possible service at a time when they need it most.” Caley was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 5 July 2019, after graduating from the University of Western Australia in December 2018 with a Juris Doctor. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, a Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Caley commenced with Timpano Legal in February 2019. Prior to this, she completed her Practical Legal Training under Thomas Percy QC, where she gained valuable experience on a broad range of matters including District Court trials, various sentencing hearings, and Supreme Court appeals. At Timpano Legal, Caley has continued to support clients facing either summary or indictable matters, ranging from serious assaults, drug offences and sex offences, to restraining order and traffic matters. Caley is also a member of the Criminal Lawyers Association of Western Australia.
Kelly Ame - Practice Manager
“In life we are often faced with big challenges. It's about how we respond in the face of those challenges that really counts.” Kelly is an experienced administration professional and enjoys assisting the team to achieve positive outcomes for our clients. Kelly is an ECU graduate and has been recognised on the Dean's List 2016. Kelly upholds the values of Timpano Legal of compassion, honesty and excellence.
Zara Dawson - Administration Assistant
Zara is a recent addition to the team and embraces our culture and values. She brings outstanding organisational and administrative skills and you will always be treated professionally.