Tony graduated with an Honours Degree in Bachelor of Laws in May 1982 and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia and Federal and High Courts of Australia from December of that year.
He is a senior member of the profession with extensive experience as both solicitor and counsel in most civil jurisdictions. He has appeared as counsel for Rossi Legal and a number of other law firms in the High Court, Federal Court, Supreme Court, District Court, South Australian Employment Tribunal, Industrial Relations Court of South Australia, Fair Work Commission, Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Equal Opportunities Tribunal.
Tony has been involved in many of the leading cases in the areas of common law damages claims for personal injury, defamation, workers compensation and industrial law.
He is also a public notary able to certify documents for use overseas.
Tony will be President of the Law Society of South Australia in 2017, having served as a member of the Law Society's Council and its Executive for several years. He is a longstanding member of the Society and continues to contribute to various aspects of its activities.
Tony joined the Law Society's Accident Compensation Committee in May 2014, and has been the Chair of the Committee since January 2015. In that role, he has been responsible for co-ordinating the Society's submissions relating to the development and implementation of the Return to Work Scheme, the drafting of the Return to Work Act 2015 (SA), and the establishment of the South Australian Employment Tribunal.
Tony continues to contribute to the Society as a member of a number of its governance and regulatory committees. He is also the Law Society's representative on a number of committees which involve key stakeholders in South Australia's legal system, including the Correctional Services Ministerial Taskforce, the Medico-Legal Advisory Group and the Joint Rules Advisory Committee.
Tony also holds positions as an Advisory Board and Panel Member of the Litigation Assistance Fund, which provides funding to support access to justice for those who would otherwise be unable to afford it.