Joshua Taaffe

Partner and Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Doogue O'Brien George

Area of expertise

Criminal Law, Indictable crime


LLB, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist,
Graduate of the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute (USA)

About Joshua

Josh has practiced exclusively in Criminal Law since beginning practice in 2006. He is now a partner at the firm Doogue O’Brien George, serving as the firm’s in-house counsel.

Josh has specialised in representing his clients at trial. The bulk of his practice now involves defending clients who are pleading not guilty. This can mean defending clients in Magistrates’ Court hearings or running their cases in jury trials in the County Court. As an advocate, Josh has specialised in indictable crime, including violence (assaults, armed robberies, aggravated burglaries), drugs matters, and sexual offences especially rape charges.

Josh is the the vice-chair of the criminal law section executive of the Law Institute of Victoria. He is accredited as a specialist in the criminal law by the same institute. In 2014 Josh attended the National Criminal Defense College in the USA and completed their Trial Practice course.