Meet the team

Basil Fogarty LL.B
Basil Fogarty
Basil was admitted to practice 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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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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Morgan Read B.Mgt, LL.B
Morgan Read
Morgan has worked in the legal profession as an Assistant and Law Clerk for the past eight years. She commenced working with Fogarty Lawyers in 2010 as part of a university placement program. Since that time she has successfully completed her Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Laws, before finishing her Practical Legal Training through the College of Law. Morgan returned to Fogarty Lawyers in December 2017 and was admitted as a lawyer in September 2018.

Morgan’s practice areas include conveyancing, family law and wills.
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