Attorney General Appoints Stephen Lemonis Judge Of The District Court

Attorney General Appoints Stephen Lemonis Judge Of The District Court

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley

Stephen Lemonis Appointed A Judge Of The District Court

Victor P Taffa

  • Stephen Lemonis appointed as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia
  • Appointment effective from February 1, 2019

Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Lemonis to the District Court of Western Australia.

“Mr. Lemonis is a successful practitioner who has been widely acknowledged within the legal profession for his extensive knowledge of the law and detailed understanding of the cases in which he has been involved.” Attorney General John Quigley said.

“He is currently a director of Lemonis/Tantiprasut, which was formed in 2010.”

Mr. Lemonis’ appointment as a judge of the District Court will commence on February 1, 2019, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of His Honour Justice Philip McCann.

“Prior to this, he was a partner of Fairweather Lemonis from 2003 to 2010 and of Bennett + Co from 2001 to 2003.” Attorney General John Quigley said.

“He has enjoyed a breadth of practice, including complicated civil matters and many prominent white-collar criminal matters.”

Mr. Lemonis is an experienced and respected legal practitioner who was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1989 and in New South Wales in 1997.

“Mr. Lemonis has been involved in cases at every jurisdictional level, and is well recognised as a formidable opponent.” Attorney General John Quigley said.

“He has also served as an elected member of the Legal Practice Board, which reflects the confidence of the profession in his judgment and integrity.”

He has had extensive involvement in the areas of white-collar crime, corporate crime and regulatory investigations.

Mr. Lemonis is recognised as a skilled practitioner in commercial litigation and dispute resolution as well as insolvency and restructuring.

“I congratulate Mr. Lemonis on his appointment as a judge of the District Court and I wish him well in his new position.” Attorney General John Quigley said.