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Josephine Byrne
Areas of Practice
All aspects of Criminal Law

Jo joined Butlers as a criminal defence lawyer in September 2020. She is an experienced practitioner in the field of criminal law, specifically jury trials and appeals.

She has had the opportunity of working closely on a number of major cases alongside some of Perth’s most prominent criminal barristers and senior counsel.

Her areas of practice include misuse of drugs cases, traffic, assaults, sex offences and homicide.

Jo also has a special interest in horse racing matters, specifically Stewards inquiries and appeals to the Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal.

Jo was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in November 2016 having graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2014, and completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal practice at the College of Law WA in 2016.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jo had a number of successful previous careers including music as a performer and teacher, fashion design and public relations.

In her spare time, she is a busy mother, musician, and keen follower of the arts, cricket, AFL, tennis and horse racing. Jo loves animals, the beach, the outdoors and enjoys nothing better than going on walks with her family and their dogs.

Bachelor of Laws, the University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), The University of Adelaide
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law WA
Graduate Diploma in English (Journalism), Curtin University

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law, Appeals, Traffic, Sex Offences, Historical Offences, Bail Applications, Police Interviews