Australian Criminal Defence is one of Sydney’s leading criminal and traffic law firms.

Our trusted team of experienced and qualified solicitors have a proven track record of success. Our unique and innovative approach to all aspects of criminal law means our clients only get the best of the best.

At Australian Criminal Defence, we take the time to understand your personal situation because we know that every case is different.

No matter what situation you have been placed in, you can trust our lawyers to help navigate through the tough times. Our solicitors are passionate and are consistently achieve exceptional results which help to keep our clients happy.

It is our goal to ensure you have the highest possible form of legal representation. We do this by taking the extra time to ensure you are completely up to speed throughout the entire process. This is especially vital if your case involves a court appearance.

We guarantee our lawyers have actual courtroom experience and we will ensure that you are as prepared as possible for whatever will come your way during the proceedings. Many clients are afraid of the unknown in the courtroom and therefore we aim to do as much as we can to alleviate any negative feelings before stepping into the court.


Meet the team

Joseph Harb


Joseph Harb is the Principal of Australian Criminal Defence. Mr Harb has a solid reputation across the city for his skill and determination in high profile criminal cases.  He is particularly known for the results he has achieved in drug supply and importation matters.

Mr Harb has navigated a number of highly complex cases involving large quantities of drugs and secured acquittals before judges, juries and local court magistrates alike. Hundreds of his cases in the local court have resulted in no convictions being recorded. Mr Harb’s eye for detail and his professional reputation with the courts and prosecutors have allowed him to get the best results possible for his clients.

Joseph regularly appears before the Local, District, and Supreme Courts of New South Wales on behalf of clients charged with various offences including Murder, Sexual Assault, Fraud and White-Collar Crime.  He also has extensive experience in matters involving the NSW Crime Commission in Proceeds of Crime proceedings.

Mr Harb also appears regularly before the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) for clients who are under investigation.


Robert Boulos

Robert Boulos is our Special Counsel for International and cyber crime. Robert has built an excellent reputation over the years for his commitment and advocacy to the law.

Robert is also a highly experienced drug defence lawyer and appears regularly before the Local, District and Supreme Court


Nicolas Christian

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Nicolas works closely with our criminal defence lawyers and ensures the smooth case management of your matter.


Elise Allen

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Elise is our associate paralegal who provides valuable support to our team of specialist criminal lawyers and liaisons with our dedicated team of barristers and experts to ensure that all aspects of your case are carefully explored



At Australian Criminal Defence we only brief Sydney’s leading barristers who bring extensive experience in criminal law when representing our clients.

  • Grant Brady SC – Forbes Chambers
  • Philip Strickland SC – Forbes Chambers
  • Mathew Johnston SC – Forbes Chambers
  • Sharyn Hall SC – Samuel Griffiths Chambers
  • Sheridan Goodwin – Samuel Griffiths Chambers
  • Susan Kluss – Trust Chambers


We Are Here to Help!

Whether you are charged with a drink driving offence or are facing extensive criminal charges, we will use our expert legal knowledge and fight for you the whole way to ensure you get the best possible outcome, whatever your situation.

Call Australian Criminal Defence on 02 8815 8151