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a team approach.

At Patrick Dawson Law, we practise with empathy, care and integrity. We empower and educate our clients because we know knowledge and understanding are how we can create positive long-term results.

If you’re trying to find a solicitor in New South Wales or near you in the Riverina that makes it their mission to place your best interests at the forefront, then our Patrick Dawson Law team is a great fit.

As a boutique law firm located in Narrandera, Leeton and Coleambally, we service the Riverina region including Griffith, Lockhart, Junee, and Temora, as well as other areas across New South Wales.

We pride ourselves on our expert advice and personalised services across family law, commercial law, wills and estates, property and dispute resolution and mediation.

Building a team for your future

In July 2023, Patrick Dawson Law merged with one of Leeton’s oldest and most well-respected law firms, Tierney and Dowd. Not only did the legal team of solicitors grow with four senior lawyers now available at Patrick Dawson Law, but our experienced and committed support team has also increased, meaning even better service for our clients.

Read more about our exciting growth and plans for the future here.

Our Team

Patrick Dawson, BA. LLB. Grad Dip Law.

Partner
Mark Del Gigante
Partner
Mark Gerrard
Partner
Jenny Celi
Legal Secretary
Trish Sullivan
Legal Secretary

Ashleigh Webster

Legal Secretary
Maria Punturiero
Legal Secretary
Venera Macri
Legal Secretary
Shelby Tiffin
Legal Secretary

Vicki Elwin

Senior Conveyancing Secretary
Linda Boardman
Office Manager

Courtney Celi

Lawyer
Patrick Dawson, BA. LLB. Grad Dip Law.
Partner

Patrick is the Principal Solicitor of Patrick Dawson Law and has over ten years of legal experience. He was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2016 and completed his Masters in Law (Wills & Estates) in 2020 and Master in Law (Family Law) in 2021. He joined the NSW Law Society in 2016.

Patrick is passionate about providing his clients with personalised guidance that delivers results. He is often commended by his colleagues for his collaborative approach in resolving disputes and achieving results for his clients. Stepping away from traditional practice models, Patrick aims to drive his practice with a modern twist to provide a personalised, affordable and approachable service to his clients.

He believes in breaking down cases and the costs, to help inform and empower clients. Communication is a large factor with Patrick providing a Firm that values (link) are based around the human connection and a positive outcome for a happy future.

His best pal is Bruno the Dachshund. In his downtime Patrick enjoys socialising with friends, good food and wine, going to the gym and chasing after nieces and nephews, who he adores. He is also inclined to get hooked on a good TV series.

Mark Del Gigante
Partner

Mark’s legal career started in 1986. Starting in commercial law in Sydney, he moved back to his hometown area of Griffith/Leeton in 1989, working with Lancaster & Del Gigante. He joined Tierney and Dowd in 1993 and became a joint principal with John Martin within 6 months of working at the firm. When John retired in 2011, Mark became the sole principal before they merged with Patrick Dawson Law in 2023.

Mark has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce. He loves serving his local community through his work and enjoys all outdoor sports and activities but mostly golf, and cycling. Mark can’t pass up a good meal or a good beer or wine. He also has a soft spot for his family, friends and dog, Carla. And… chocolate.

Mark Gerrard
Partner

Originally from Sydney, Mark Gerrard began his career as an Agricultural Graduate, working for the Inghams Group and Dalgety UK and PIC in his early career. After completing his Masters of Commerce, in 2005, he worked for Tysons Accounting in Wagga Wagga, and Halls Accounting in Narrandera.

Needing a change, Mark commenced his legal career with Tierney & Dowd Lawyers Leeton in 2010 before the firm merged with Patrick Dawson Law in 2023.

Mark loves combining his knowledge and experience in the commercial sector with his legal practices, helping clients move through complex matters with professionalism and ease.

When he isn’t at work, Mark is an avid golfer, often seen having a hit at the Narrandera fairway.

Jenny Celi
Legal Secretary

Jenny has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Her eye for detail and commitment to clients through her compassionate nature set her apart.

As a Leeton local, she is a mum of three adult kids and loves travelling across the State and to ACT to spend time with her children. She is partial to a bit of cooking and loves baking for the office. Jenny also has two crazy pugs, Frankie and Barney, and loves to read mystery and suspense and soap-making and gardening.

Trish Sullivan
Legal Secretary

Trish has over 13 years’ legal industry experience and is currently undertaking study to become a licensed conveyancer. Timeframe and process-driven, she keeps the office organised and gets things done!

Trish lives on a farm in Kamarah with her three young children and her husband. With an Italian heritage, she speaks Italian fluently. Her hobbies include reading books, yoga, Netflix and spending time with her family. She also enjoys travelling to the coast and spending with family in Canberra and Melbourne. She also makes a mean spag bol!

Ashleigh Webster
Legal Secretary

Ashleigh spent nine years working in the banking industry, across all areas. From personal and home lending to insurance and online support during COVID-19 lockdowns, but more recently as branch manager of Temora and West Wyalong. During this time, she developed strong relationships with local solicitors and made the decision to relocate to Leeton. 

“Given my experience on the financial side of home buying and selling, as well as my own personal experiences and interests in the property market, I wanted to try my hand at property conveyancing.”

Outside of work, Ashleigh loves spending time at the gym, and with her dogs and family, including her nieces and nephews. She is also a soon-to-be mother!

Maria Punturiero
Legal Secretary

With an 11-year background in the finance industry, Maria also has experience in the banking and car industry, with eight years of sale experience.

Originally from Leeton,  Maria joined the Tierney and Dowd team in January 2020 in a conveyancing role. She moved into deceased estates and family law in 2021 to assist the growing practice in these areas of law. She finds being able to assist clients at a time when they need support and comfort, superbly rewarding.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her children, family and friends. She is also a photographer and enjoys exploring wineries, and new places to holiday.  She also is proficient in the kitchen and keeping active and healthy.

Venera Macri
Legal Secretary

Narrandera born and raised, Venera (Ven) started with Patrick Dawson Law in early 2023, where she was quickly upskilled across the many areas of law which we offer at PDL.

Prior to working in the legal space, Ven worked in childcare for over 20 years (which she loves) but now also working part-time with the PDL team.

In her spare time, Ven is quite the social butterfly. She enjoys spending time with her son, chasing after her little nieces and nephews and doesn’t mind the occasional gin and tonic!

Shelby Tiffen
Legal Secretary

A proud Leeton local, Shelby’s career in office administration spans 6 years across various sectors, including insurance and health. Shelby was attracted to the legal sector due to its diversity and constant ability to learn and increase her skills.

She joined Tierney and Dowd in 2021 before the firm merged with Patrick Dawson Law. When she isn’t working, Shelby enjoys attending local yoga classes and walking her dog. She also loves exploring and traveling to new places. While she loves cooking, she can’t resist a nice meal out.

Vicki Elwin
Senior Conveyancing Secretary

A Leeton local born and bred, Vicki started her career in the legal field in 1987, when she began working for Tierney and Dowd when she completed her secretarial course. She worked through the ranks from receptionist to legal secretary in conveyancing matters. Since then, she has completed various courses, including her PEXA certification.

Vicki loves the challenge of the field, where she is always learning. 

Outside of work, she loves catching up with friends and family for good coffee and good food and hanging out with her fur babies, Hazel, Brutus & Panda. She also loves scrapbooking and succulents.

Linda Boardman
Office Manager

With a strong background in office management (over 15 years), Linda oversees the day-to-day operation at the Leeton office and has an incredibly detailed eye. 

In her downtime, Linda socialises with her four children (three daughters and a son) and friends in the many local Leeton haunts. 

She also has a not-so-secret love of tap dancing (from way back) and enjoys sewing, interior decorating and creative design.

Courtney Celi
Lawyer

Originally from Leeton, Courtney has spent the past 5 years in Canberra, dedicating herself to work and studies. Her professional journey began as a paralegal at a boutique family law firm in Canberra, where she gained invaluable experience for over 18 months. This paved the way for her role as an Associate to a Judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2).

In 2022, Courtney successfully completed a double degree at the esteemed Australian National University, earning a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Criminology (LLB/BCRIM). Furthering her legal education, she recently obtained my Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) through the College of Law. The culmination of her hard work came to fruition when she was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW in July 2023.

Her passion for law ignited during high school, leading her to pursue a career in this field. The opportunity to utilise her education, skills, and unwavering dedication to assist others has always been her driving force. Courtney aspires to advocate for those who cannot do so themselves, making a meaningful impact in their lives. Law, with its complexities, presents a challenging yet fulfilling avenue to achieve this goal.

While the law is an inevitable part of everyone's lives, accessing legal services can be a daunting process, particularly for certain communities. Courtney aims to leverage the expertise and knowledge she has gained from working and studying in Canberra to address the legal needs of our local community. By doing so, she hopes to bridge the gap and provide accessible legal assistance to those who need it most.

In Courtney’s leisure time, she cherishes moments spent with her family, indulging in reading, honing her cooking skills, and taking leisurely walks with her beloved sausage dog, Clarence.

Our Values

Flexible
Honourable
Patient
Kind

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Testimonials

“We would like to take this opportunity to Thank Patrick Dawson Law and his Amazing team.

Legal matters can be scary and stressful for anyone, but with every correspondence from Patrick or the girls we felt safe and confident, a real sense of security – which was very comforting in our time of need.

Patrick’s knowledge and charisma are second to none and without his service, we could have had a completely different outcome. Not only did Patrick have Great advice on Legal options for us, but he also offered some genuine supportive advice for any possible outcomes when all our options were on the table.

Patrick always took the time to clearly explain any technical wording and made sure we understood things every step of the way.

Words honestly can not express the level of respect and gratitude we have for the whole Team.
My husband and I both agree Patrick is our new favourite superhero.

Thank you from the both of us."
- George & Tracey
“Patrick held my hand from start to finish. I felt comfortable and was happy he helped me through a difficult time."
- Rosina F.
“Knowledgeable and efficient. Patrick handled our purchase from start to finish. He kept us informed along the way and answered all our questions upfront. Also - there were no hidden fees."
- Sarah
“Patrick was highly professional and always personable. His approach to mediation ensured I was well prepared and level headed. Would definitely recommend his services."
-  Fadi B.

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