Kieran Fitzgerald

Kieran Fitzgerald

Kieran Fitzgerald

2011, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

2009, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/Bachelor of Laws (Monash University)

Called to the bar 2020

Kieran specialises in criminal defence and prosecution before judges and juries, care and protection, regulatory prosecutions, inquests and commissions of inquiry and intentional torts. He has appeared as an advocate in superior and inferior courts, including appellate courts. He accepts briefs to appear in all Australian courts and tribunals, including in regional and remote locations.

Kieran draws on the extensive knowledge and experience he gained as a solicitor at the Office of the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. During that time, Kieran spent almost five years working on high profile and complex prosecutions including tax fraud and money laundering, violent crime, sexual offences, drug offences, child pornography, and extradition proceedings.

Kieran has also worked as a Senior Research Officer at the Judicial Commission of New South Wales, where he built on his experience as a solicitor to gain an in-depth understanding of developments in criminal law in New South Wales.

Practice Areas

Care and Protection
Common Law
Criminal Law
Inquests and Commissions of Inquiry
Regulatory and Compliance Law
White Collar and Corporate Crime


2018-2019, Solicitor, Office of the NSW DPP

2016-2018, Federal Prosecutor, Commonwealth DPP

Professional Appointments and Memberships

Member, NSW Bar Association

Member, NSW Society of Labor Lawyers

Publications and speaking engagements

2016-2020, Contributor, NSW Society of Labor Lawyers, “Legal Tweaks”

2019, Editor, NSW Society of Labor Lawyers, “Legal Tweaks” “Appellate authority on the role of the Prosecutor”, Criminal Law Journal 42 (3) 2018, pp- 186-190


Admitted to practice 2012