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Michael Burrows

Michael Burrows

Senior Associate

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Michael is a Senior Associate and Head of Armstrong Legal's Criminal, Corporate and Traffic Law team in Queensland; Michael brings a wealth of specialist knowledge from his time as a principal of the leading criminal practice in the Northern Territory.

Michael has a unique background with extensive experience in all levels of courtroom advocacy. He has practised as both a Barrister and Solicitor in Magistrates Courts, District and Supreme Courts and Courts of Appeal in many Australian Jurisdictions. He has been involved in some of the most high-profile cases in South East Asia over the last decade, including the defence of an Australian citizen prosecuted in East Timor for multiple counts of murder and attempted Presidential assassination.

Michael is also experienced in dealing with coercive investigations by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC). He has appeared in coronial enquiries, Mental Health Review Tribunal and Mental Health Court matters, as well as before parliamentary investigatory bodies where he has represented politicians in the highest levels of State Government.

In 2015 Michael was recognised by the Australian Institute of Management as one of the "AIM 30" Top 30 leaders and managers under 30 in Australia. He is a former Vice-President of the Northern Territory Young Lawyers Association and General Committee member of the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory.

With his diverse experience across multiple Australian and international jurisdictions, Michael ensures his clients receive the most accurate and practical guidance, advice and representations available.


Michael Burrows is a knowledgeable and highly effective solicitor who demonstrated both professionalism and compassion towards us and our circumstances. We're extremely happy with his services.

Thank you both for your work with my case. I appreciate all of your efforts immensely and will gladly refer you to anyone else I know who may need your assistance.

I am so impressed by what you have done for me so far. Every time after I talk to you, I feel a little bit more relieved. I cannot thank you enough.

Michael took us on as clients at very short notice and we cannot thank him enough for his time, effort and understanding. He was very knowledgeable, calm and reassuring, while also being very matter of fact about our situation and the likely consequences. He listened to us and our situation, understood where we were coming from, and did his best to represent us and our case. When it came to court, he was very well prepared and confidently presented our case. We got a better result than we could ever have expected and we owe that in large part to Michael for his advice, his professionalism and his experience. We would recommend Michael without hesitation.

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