Meet the team

Basil Fogarty LL.B
Basil Fogarty
Basil was admitted to practise as a solicitor in 1985 following a career in the Courts. Basil was Warrnambool’s first Accredited Specialist in Family Law and remains one of the most experienced and knowledgeable family lawyers in South-West Victoria.

In addition to family law, Basil is also experienced in all areas of law which are practised at the firm.
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Shanell Dolan LL.B (Hons)
Shanell Dolan
Shanell has been practising as a solicitor since 2006. Shanell commenced working with Fogarty Lawyers in 2009 and spent almost three years working as Principal Solicitor of a Family Violence Service in northern New South Wales focussing on family law, before returning to Fogarty Lawyers in July 2013.

Shanell's practice areas include family law, conveyancing and wills.
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Kiernan Celestina B.A, LL.B
Kiernan Celestina
Kiernan commenced employment with Fogarty Lawyers in 2009. He became an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law in 2016. Kiernan appears at all Courts and Tribunals, including the Magistrates’ Court, County Court and VCAT.

Kiernan’s practice areas include criminal law and court appearances, intervention orders, wills, estates, disputed wills and commercial leases.
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Ondrea Howie B.N, LL.B (Hons)
Ondrea Howie
Ondrea commenced practising as a solicitor in 2003, after an extensive career as a paediatric nurse. With her background of working with families and her interest in the law, she commenced and continues her legal career in the field of family law.

In 2013 she commenced teaching into Deakin University’s Bachelor of Laws. Shortly after, she commenced teaching the law component of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Ondrea has been the recipient of the prestigious Vice Chancellor’s award for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Ondrea maintains some academic output, while pursuing her interest in family law at Fogarty Lawyers.
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