Our Team

Michael Moussa is the Principal Lawyer of National Criminal Lawyer and exclusively specialises in Criminal Law. Michael is both a member of the Law Society and also a member of the Criminal Division of the legal aid panel. Michael has worked with some of the best Criminal Law firms in the Country and has obtained outstanding results in what others may describe as some of the most complex of cases. Michael is a renown criminal lawyer for his advocacy skills and putting the prosecution to vigorous testing. Michael’s courtroom style and demonstrated ability to crack even the most compelling witnesses has led to him to be nationally recognised as a fine criminal defence lawyer.

Michael has appeared in high profile criminal cases, including “manslaughter” charges , “Acts of indecency” “Abduction” charges. Appearing daily in the Local Courts, District Courts, Supreme Court of NSW, and the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, Michael is as passionate about ensuring that justice is seen and served for all his clients and gains no better satisfaction than winning his cases, regardless of how small or complex the matter is. Michael is a trial advocate who has appeared before a jury and obtained acquittals in a number of supply drug charges.

Michael also specialises in Apprehended Domestic Violence Order applications, parole hearings, NSW Crime Commission proceedings and Coronial Inquests. Some of the best advocates of our time, including Supreme Court Judges and Senior Counsel, have mentored Michael’s rise as a criminal lawyer. He is only one of very limited criminal lawyers in Australia who has completed a Masters in Law (Criminal Practice).

Michael has an Egyptian Australian background and speaks Arabic fluently. He has a large middle eastern clientele in western Sydney. He has a wealth of experience in complex and serious criminal cases, and possesses the skill to digest enormous amounts of material, issue resolve, whilst formulating the best of case strategies that will result in the dismissal of charges and not guilty verdicts. Michael has conducted a number of presentations for advocacy which has allowed him to be a highly-respected courtroom lawyer.

Michael has become an advocate for those mistreated by the police. His passion is helping those who have been made vulnerable and aggrieved by the improper conduct of police during a person’s arrest. He is an advocate who ensures that both the NSW and Federal Police conduct their inquiries within the parameters of the law. He gets no greater pleasure than when a client of his is acquitted and the police are forced to pay their legal costs and then damages in a civil court.

Michael prides himself on providing clear and accurate legal advice, with a careful assessment of each case. He takes pleasure in securing the best possible result for his clients, helping to bring them a step closer to putting their lives back on track. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the criminal field ensuring that all clients are treated fairly during all proceedings. He continues to strive to protect the rights of those who have been accused of criminal offences. Michael is a dedicated, focused and ambitious Criminal Lawyer who is a defender of rights of those charged with Criminal and traffic offences.

If you wish to get in contact with Michael for a FREE consultation for any of your legal issues, contact National Criminal Lawyer’s office on 02 9893 1889 and our warm and caring administration team will schedule in an appointment that’s suitable to both parties.

Our Team

Daniel E Wilson

SENIOR CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER (LLB, GDLP)

dw@nationalcriminallawyers.com.au

02 9893 1889

Daniel Edward Wilson is National Criminal Lawyers ® Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer. Daniel is Sydney born and raised, is highly educated and can aptly be described as a middle-class battler. Since leaving school in 1997 Daniel has been employed within the provision of legal services (first as a paralegal and later as a Lawyer). In university, Daniel was a Middle Weight Division Boxing Title holder at Sydney University Boxing Championships in 2005. Daniel also won a Silver Medal Winner in the 2005 Eastern University Games (for rugby league) and has Cricket for St Marys RSL and Blacktown Representatives, Rugby for Blacktown Warriors Rugby Union Club and Sydney University Rugby Union club. Daniel has also done voluntary work in a community law centre and contributed to the community by mentoring underprivileged teenagers.

Daniel has considerable experience in Criminal Law having worked in specialised offices in Sydney, London and New Zealand. If you ask Daniel, why is he a criminal lawyer he will answer its simple – “I am a Human Rights Defender and I’ve spent my whole adult life representing persons who society and the law see as the least respected in the community”. Daniel in addition to the usual requirements of a Criminal Lawyer understands the criminal justice system and realises that oftentimes the first casualty of a criminal charge is damage to your reputation. Daniel always seeks for that damage to be restored. In doing this Daniel always endeavours to research and ascertain the truth about a criminal allegation. Daniel is client focused and is able to best tailor the proper legal package specifically required to represent the client’s needs. In short Daniel is very much cherished by his clients because he is not afraid to put forward their case to ensure their voice is heard.

Since coming to the firm, Daniel has had a remarkable run of results in the Local , District and Supreme Courts of NSW. Daniel was admitted as a solicitor in 2008 graduating from the University of Technology. Since that time Daniel has worked as a lawyer for some of the best Criminal Law firms in the Country, including government agencies that specialise in criminal law such as the Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) and Legal Aid NSW. Daniel has further sat on the Board at Prince of Wales Hospital to improve conditions of those detained under Mental Health Legislation. Daniel is a formidable opponent to the prosecution during all kinds of hearings and appearances including but not limited to section s10 dismissals arguments, bail applications, mentions, annulments, mental health applications, sentences and severity appeals.

If Daniel is your lawyer, you can rest assured that he will always be in your corner and will always argue/seek to have your reputation restored. If you wish to get in contact with Daniel for a FREE consultation for any of your legal issues, contact National Criminal Lawyer’s office on 02 9893 1889 and our warm and caring administration team will schedule in an appointment that’s suitable to both parties.

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Alev Oncu

CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST

National Criminal Lawyers ®

Alev is a Criminal Law Specialist and brings with her an extensive knowledge of the Criminal Justice System.

She is extremely experienced in a wide range of Criminal and Traffic cases including Drink Driving, Assault, drug matters, AVO’s, Sexual Assault, Bail Applications, Trials and Defended Hearings. She appears daily in the Local and District Courts.

No matter is too difficult for Alev and she treats all clients the same. Her motto is “every client matters, regardless of how small or big their case is”

Alev is particularly passionate about ensuring her clients achieve the best results in the quickest time possible.

She approaches every new client with care, understanding and an open mind. She is dedicated to getting to the real issues out of the way in a short period of time in any matter and has a reputation of going above and beyond for her clients to defend their rights because she recognises that going to Court for a Criminal or Traffic matter can be stressful, costly and sometimes a daunting experience.

Alev will make sure your case is dealt with professionally and with a standard that is second to none.

Before joining National Criminal Lawyers ®, Alev worked in various criminal matters, including complex cases and cases which involved on the best attention to detail. Her training also includes experience in the corporate world which has assisted her with unique differing perspectives to the criminal matters she deals with. She approaches each case with precision and care.

Alev is a strong advocate who is known to be persuasive in the Courtroom. She has great communication skills and will provide the best possible service to the clients of National Criminal Lawyers ®. She is well known for her ability to keep her clients informed throughout the process.

Ariana Alw Clerk

Ariana Popovic

LAW CLERK

National Criminal Lawyers ®

Ariana is a National Criminal Lawyers ® legal clerk. She brings a wealth of knowledge and commitment with her having been a Court monitor for several years.

Ariana has a passion for criminal law, justice, and the safeguarding of human rights. This stems from her background; being from war-torn Bosnia in the early 1990s has heightened her sense of gratitude and the need to contribute back to society by helping those most vulnerable.

Ariana had an enriching experience at university; including two overseas study programs, gaining experience in advocacy by competing in mooting competitions, participating in pro bono (volunteer) projects involving a proposal for a university legal clinic, and advising clients over the phone at the Tenants Union of NSW.

Ariana has extensive knowledge and experience in research; she has been engaged in high level research for projects involving human rights abuses and transitional democracy in Myanmar, worked as a research assistant for two academics and achieved a High Distinction in Legal Reasoning and Research. Her true enjoyment of criminal law is reflected in both her achievements and her passion for ensuring that justice and seen and done.

Ariana has developed client communication skills through her experience at the Tenants Union, and during a volunteering project by the Refugee Advice and Casework Service, in collaboration with the Law Society of NSW Young Lawyer’s Human Rights Committee. For this project she interviewed refugees through an interpreter, to assist them in completing complex migration forms after the government pushed forward an already tight deadline, creating an unreasonable and stressful demand on asylum seekers with unfair consequences.

Ariana has experience with diverse cultural backgrounds, thanks to these projects, and through a lot of travelling. She speaks fluent Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and understands Spanish. She looks forward to applying her skills of in-depth analysis to solving complex legal issues and doing her best for the firm’s clients.

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