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Accredited Family Law Specialist, Jodylee Bartal, and Louise Dorian join Schetzer Papaleo Family Lawyer’s Partnership

Schetzer Papaleo Family Lawyers is delighted to announce that as of 7 June 2021, the firm welcomes two new Partners to bolster its renowned family law practice.

Jodylee Bartal and Louise Dorian bring 40 years’ combined experience to the firm. Jodylee, an accredited family law specialist, is making the move from Aitken Partners alongside Schetzer Papaleo alumni, Louise, who is rejoining the firm after a six year hiatus with Gadens Lawyers.

“These appointments make perfect sense for Schetzer Papaleo Family Lawyers. Jodylee and Louise embody our firm’s values focussed on delivering intelligent and pragmatic legal solutions to complex family law matters,” Founding Partner, David Schetzer comments.

“Jodylee and Louise are both highly respected lawyers whose integrity cannot be questioned. We are excited on behalf of our team, our clients and referrers about the wealth of knowledge and expertise they bring with them to the firm,” added Founding Partner, Andrew Papaleo.

Jodylee and Louise are widely acknowledged in the industry for their expertise, with a string of accolades including recognition in The Best Lawyers in Australia for Family Law (2022, 2021 and 2020) and Alternative Dispute Resolution (2022). Jodylee was also named “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law, Melbourne by Best Lawyers in 2020, whilst Louise was recognised by Doyles Guide under Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Victoria, in 2019. Both Jodylee and Louise were also recognised by Doyles Guide as Rising Stars for Family Law in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

“I couldn’t be happier to be joining a specialist family law firm truly focused on delivering first-class family law solutions for clients. The strength and experience of a team with clear areas of micro-specialisation will offer incredible value for my clients,” noted Jodylee.

Louise added, “The depth of experience and knowledge at Schetzer Papaleo make it an unrivaled specialist firm that I am delighted to be part of once again.”

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