Full Name: Ms Lisa A Mendicino
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0402251125
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0933
Date of Admission: 7 May 2001
Called to the Bar: 5 May 2016
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BA


Lisa Mendicino has over 18 years’ experience in a broad range of criminal law matters across all jurisdictions in Victoria.

Lisa appears as an advocate in a broad range of criminal defence matters, having previously worked as a solicitor advocate in private practice, Victoria Legal Aid and the Office of Public Prosecutions. 

Lisa has considerable experience as an advocate in a variety of complex hearings which have included working with clients with a disability, mental illness and drug and alcohol addictions.

Lisa appears in committals, pleas, appeals, breaches, contested summary hearings as well as hearings conducted under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act. She also appears as junior counsel in trial hearings. Lisa appeared as junior counsel for the accused in a County Court incest trial involving complex legal argument. Lisa was also junior counsel in DPP v Hunter [2013] VSC 440 and The Queen v Da Costa [2014] VSC 458 in the Supreme Court. Lisa has also appeared as Counsel Assisting the Coroner.

Lisa is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial preferred barrister. She is also an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
  • Human Rights Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
From 6 May 2016, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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