Local Central Coast law firm Tonkin Drysdale Partners, and Partner Lee Pawlak, have been recognised in the 2023 Doyle’s Guide, which was released to the public last week.
Tonkin Drysdale Partners was included in the Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms – Newcastle, Hunter Valley & Central Coast Guide category while Lee Pawlak featured in the Leading Family & Divorce Lawyer – Newcastle, Hunter Valley & Central Coast Guide category.
One of just 10 lawyers to be included in the Guide, this recognition endorses Lee as an authority in his practice area, demonstrating the expertise, knowledge and reputation he has earnt in his 15 years as a family lawyer.
Considered to be the most reliable assessment of law firms and lawyers in Australia, the Doyle’s Guide is a comprehensive directory showcasing Australia’s best lawyers across a range of different legal categories and geographical areas.
It is designed to help individuals make more informed decisions when choosing a lawyer and is compiled through a completely independent, objective peer review process, which includes in-depth surveys and interviews with clients, peers and industry bodies.
Tonkin Drysdale Partners’ Managing Partner Paul Tonkin commented on how helpful recommendations like this can be for consumers looking to find a lawyer to represent them.
“Choosing a lawyer can be a difficult decision, and when it’s a family law matter it’s usually a highly sensitive situation with a lot at stake, which makes the decision even more important,” said Mr Tonkin.
“I’m thrilled Tonkin Drysdale Partners and Lee have been recognised in the Guide as it’s an endorsement of the high level of expertise and commitment Lee and his team consistently deliver to all of our family law clients,” he concluded.
Mr Pawlak is also an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, and one of just 14 accredited specialists across the state to sit on the NSW Law Society’s elite Family Law Advisory Committee.
Under Mr Pawlak’s lead, TDP’s family law practice has grown significantly in recent years. The team now consists of five family lawyers, making it the largest family law team on the Central Coast.
Mr Pawlak commented that his and TDP’s inclusion in the Doyle’s Guide was an acknowledgement of the wider TDP family law team.
“I’m really proud of the family law offering we’ve developed at TDP,” said Mr Pawlak.
“Being named in the Doyle’s Guide list is recognition of the high standards and incredible dedication of the entire family law team here at TDP.”
“With five lawyers who each bring a unique perspective and more than 50 years of combined experience, our team is well placed to provide expert advice in all areas of family law,” he concluded.
Fellow TDP Partner and family lawyer Paul Quinn also brings a wealth of experience to the team as a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.