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Dean Lestal
Dean Lestal
Senior Associate

Dean was admitted as a legal practitioner in February 2014, having completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Sydney. Whilst undertaking his university studies, Dean was employed as a paralegal for 3 years at the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office, working for the Criminal Law and Commercial Litigation practice groups.

Dean has been employed as a solicitor with Santone Lawyers since March 2014. Dean works in Family Law and has a particular interest in property matters (involving forensic analysis). He also acts in Employment matters, both providing advice and advocacy in the employment law jurisdictions.

Dean specialises in criminal law matters, traffic offences and other Local Court matters (such as property damage and small claims). He regularly appears as an advocate in Court in these matters, both in criminal matters involving sentencing or defended proceedings. He has also appeared as an advocate in the Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Review Tribunal.

Dean is an avid sports fan who plays weekend club cricket. He supports the Parramatta Eels and Essendon Bombers.