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Tanya Dower

Tanya is a Senior Associate and the Team Leader of Quinn & Scattini’s Criminal & Traffic Law Team.

Tanya has a detailed understanding of the justice system, policies and processes, having held senior legal roles with the Director of Public Prosecutions Queensland and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

With considerable experience successfully appearing before the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts, Tanya successfully assists clients with all criminal and traffic law charges.

Tanya’s considerable legal experience includes representing clients with bail applications (both in the Magistrates and Supreme Courts),  dangerous driving offences, domestic violence charges, drink driving charges, driving while disqualified, drug driving offences, work licences, special hardship licences, drug-related offences, fraud (including white collar crime), internet offences, robbery, sexual offences, theft and serious violent offences such as manslaughter, attempted murder and murder.

Tanya takes the time to listen to her client’s personal situation and the charges her clients face. This allows Tanya to identify potential defences and put forward the best possible case in Court or negotiate the charges with the relevant prosecuting authorities.

Tanya adopts a compassionate and supportive approach to developing her client’s legal defence and she is committed to standing up for her clients’ legal rights and guiding her clients through what is often a difficult, emotional and complicated time in their lives.

When necessary, Tanya confidently instructs barristers in the District Court, Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.  Tanya ensures all information is accurately presented to senior counsel, which enables her clients facing the prospect of a trial, or in sentence proceedings to have the best defence possible available for them.

A strong advocate for social justice, Tanya has also presented at multiple conferences and training sessions.

Whatever the charge, Tanya has the experience, dedication and passion to provide the best possible legal representation.

Read what Tanya’s clients had to say…
"A+. QO"
"Tanya Dower is an exceptional lawyer. She and the rest of her team show excellent professionalism and capability. Their hard work and attention to detail does not go unnoticed. My matter has now been finalised with the best possible outcome and it is all thanks to Tanya. I am incredibly pleased that I decided to have Quinn & Scattini represent me; I don't think I would have received the same outcome if I had chosen otherwise. If the time presents itself again, I will continue to use Quinn & Scattini for legal representation and advice. If you are searching for legal representation, I highly recommend that you chose Quinn & Scattini. Thank you again for all your hard work Tanya. PT"
"Thank you. I appreciate all the hard work. You went above-and-beyond to help me with my legal matter. Highly recommend you to everyone. Thanks again. NS"
"Tanya has recently helped us with a DVO case. We only engaged her on Monday and she made herself available for court 3 days later. She got everything we were wanting from the judge at that one appearance when we were expecting to have to go back. She is beyond exceptional and her attention-to-detail - perfection. I would only recommend Q&S going forward. The service we received was worth 10 out of 5 or 100 out of 100. SM"
"I wanted to thank you and your team very much for all their dedication, hard work and patience. Thank you to everyone for your magic on my son's case. Brilliant representation. Thank you Tanya and thanks to your dedicated firm. I am ecstatic. Thank you very much. We could not be more pleased or happier with our outcome. Thank you. SW"