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Dominic Agresta

Dominic Agresta was admitted to practice in 1995.

He holds an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Arts, with Honours, from Flinders University.

Dom joined Iles Selley Lawyers in February 2004 and became a Partner of the firm in April 2006.

Prior to joining Iles Selley, Dom worked closely with leading Adelaide Queen’s Counsel, Michael Abbott AO QC, with whom he worked for three years, often acting as his junior in significant and complex trials and appeals.  He signed the Bar Roll in 1997 and regularly appears as junior counsel to Michael Abbott QC in complex criminal matters.

Dom has also worked at a leading plaintiffs’ firm, Condello & Co, as a solicitor and in-house counsel (doing principally complex criminal trials). He remained there for four years before joining Iles Selley Lawyers.

Dom is a widely experienced and sought-after litigator, well respected in both the civil/commercial and the criminal courts.  He is renowned for his intelligence, hard work and lateral thinking and is equally at home in acting as instructor or counsel in his own right.  He has a special interest in appellate review and the constitutionality of laws.

Dom has appeared (and instructed) in every Court in the State as well as in the Federal Court and High Court of Australia.  His range of experience is broad, having acted in numerous very high profile and complex criminal and civil cases, often involving media management.  He also conducts interstate work (both civil and criminal law) including in New South Wales and more recently the Northern Territory.

His areas of practice and interest include:

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal law and Appeals (conviction and sentence appeals)
  • Criminal Investigation and procedure (with a special interest in search warrants and DNA evidence)
  • Common Law and Contractual disputes (with a focus on interpretation)
  • Equity and particularly Equitable Defences
  • Professional Liability
  • Risk Minimisation (including schools law and child protection)
  • Tortious Claims and Defences
  • Administrative and Regulatory Law (including ICAC, ASIC and other investigations)
  • Administrative Law (including judicial review of administrative action)
  • Constitutional Law (including interpretation and characterisation)
  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation
  • Media law and Media Management