Sam Macedone is the TODAY
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Sam joined the law firm that is now known as Macedone Christie Willis of Jannali and Miranda in 1971, and became a partner in that firm one year later. He retired from Macedone Christie Willis in June 2007 to start his own firm, Macedone Legal.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Sydney University and was admitted to practise as a solicitor in 1970.
Sam has a wide range of legal experience gained over 36 years of practical application, but predominantly in the field of litigation. He has had the conduct of matters during that period in the Local Courts, District Courts, the Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeal and in the High Court of Australia.
As an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, he is mainly involved in criminal advocacy work and some selected commercial litigation. He has been notably involved in a number of high profile cases, both criminal and civil.
He is particularly dedicated to the preservation of the legal rights of the individual and the prevention of the innocent being convicted of a criminal offence.
Sam is a past president and current life member of the St George Sutherland Regional Law Society and an honorary solicitor of various organisations and associations. Sam was a past Chairman and Executive Director of Austlaw Pty Limited which is an association of 19 independent law firms throughout New South Wales and Victoria and Queensland.
Sam’s escape from his otherwise hardworking regime is his main hobby/sport, golf.