Paul is a senior member of the Legal Profession and following admission to the bar in early 1988 has practiced law continuously since. He founded the firm of D’Angelo Kavanagh almost 20 years ago when he asked Terry Kavanagh to join him in Partnership.
From the outset Paul has been motivated by social justice issues and his primary areas of practice reflect that interest. He prides himself on his personable yet no-nonsense approach to the law and his fearless and intuitive negotiating skills are second to none. Paul’s experience over a broad range of legal issues and in many legal arenas allows him to understand his clients’ problems in a wider context.
Paul’s reputation within the legal profession and generally has led to other lawyers and certain members of the judiciary and their friends and family seeking his advice in various matters.
Paul was named one of the “Leading Criminal Lawyers in South Australia for 2015 and 2016” list as published in Doyle’s Guide.
Paul compassionately and expertly advises clients charged with serious criminal offences, clients with extremely difficult marriage and relationship breakdowns and clients with very serious injuries. However, regardless of the level of seriousness or complexity, Paul understands the importance of the case in the life of his clients and responds accordingly.
With over 28 years’ experience in the law Paul has developed a strong client referred practice with a large criminal law and family law practice. He has appeared extensively before most Courts, Boards and Tribunals in this State and before many courts and tribunals interstate.
Paul has lectured and tutored in Criminal Law in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice Course at the University of South Australia and has contributed to published works relating to legal issues, notably the anthology entitled “Crime on my mind” (Published February 2010 by New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd)
He has been a member of the Criminal Law and the Children and the Law Committees and a continuous member of the Law Society of South Australia since admission to practice.