Michael Burrows is the Head of Crime and Misconduct for Creevey Russell Lawyers in Queensland.
Michael has a unique background with extensive experience in all levels of courtroom advocacy specialising in the Criminal Law. 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 also been involved in some of the most high-profile Criminal cases in South East Asia over the last decade, including the defence of an Australian citizen prosecuted in East Timor for murder and attempted Presidential assassination.
Michael is also highly 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 Criminal jurisdictions, Michael ensures his clients receive the most accurate and practical guidance, advice and representation available.