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Our Team

Every day our lawyers work together closely to achieve the best legal results for our clients. We enjoy the support of Sydney’s leading Litigation, Family Law and Criminal Law Barristers to provide responsive client care and outstanding legal outcomes.

Melanie Tonazzi

Family Lawyer and Founder

Melanie has over 13 years’ experience providing legal services to clients at every stage of their lives and is experienced in all matters relating to Family Law, Criminal Law, General Litigation, Wills, Conveyancing and Probate.

Supported by Australia’s leading Barristers, Melanie is an effective negotiator who understands that court is never the preferred method to obtain a successful result. In cases where court action is unavoidable, Melanie is a fearless advocate with experience at all stages of proceedings including Appeals.

Melanie has a clear and simple vision: to provide clients with timely, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Her personal approach and passionate commitment have earned a large number of referrals. Her clients often talk about her practical approach and responsive, strategic thinking.

One of Melanie’s career highlights has been achieving an Appeal decision from the Federal Court of Australia, allowing a female refugee from Sierra Leone to stay in Australia and escape the risk of death in her home country.

After volunteering with the Law Society of NSW in the pro bono team, Melanie was nominated for a Law Justice Foundation Award in 2003.

Jeffrey Tonazzi

Business Manager

Jeff is responsible for managing finance, administration, and support staff, working alongside Melanie to ensure the smooth running of the practice. Jeff brings to Sydney Law Group extensive experience in sales, customer service and business management, and uses this to build a successful law practice that is able to work closely with clients on all their legal requirements.