Our Team

To arrange a consultation with our criminal and traffic law experts call today.

Phone:  08 8311 3111

Mobile:  0411 508 140

Email:  lawyers@woodslaw.com.au

11-13 Bentham Street
Adelaide, SA 5000

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Areas serviced: Adelaide, SA

Experienced lawyers in Adelaide

Our team


At Woods & Co Lawyers, we have over 20 years experience providing high quality legal advice and assistance throughout Adelaide and South Australia. Our team have a wealth of knowledge and expertise on all aspects of criminal and traffic law, with experience on everything from drink driving and robbery cases to rape and murder. If you're looking for Adelaide and South Australia's experts in criminal and traffic law, look no further than Woods & Co Lawyers.  We are there to assist you. We protect your rights!

Find out more about our experienced team below.


Michael Woods - Principal

Michael Woods

Michael Woods has an extensive background in Criminal Law. He was a police officer for fifteen years and served as a prosecutor and detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch for a number of years.  He left in 1995 and has been passionate in defending the rights of those charged.  Having seen all sides of the law he is astute and aware of the pitfalls and difficulties of any given matter.

He has a First Class Honours Degree in law and was awarded no less than eleven academic prizes including the best overall academic record upon completion of his law degree. This practical and academic background combined with his unique knowledge of the operations of the police force is invaluable to you.

He has successfully defended cases where his clients have been charged with Murder, Rape, Robbery and other serious matters.  He has been involved in many high profile cases. Mr Woods has appeared as both barrister or solicitor in all courts in South Australia.  He is regarded as a hard working passionate defence counsel.   His experience is a valuable asset to you.  Why risk your future with an inexperienced lawyer?

Michael is often asked to lecture the profession on Criminal and Traffic Law matters.  He is a past member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society. He is a member of the Adelaide Magistrates Court users group which deal with day to day problems in the courts.  He was asked to represent the defence on the inaugural  Sentencing Advisory Council to the Government where he served for two years.


Ben Armstrong - Solicitor

Ben Armstrong
Ben Armstrong joined our team in August 2011.  He previously worked at the Director Public Prosecutions (DPP) and later as a defence solicitor with the Legal Services Commission.  He has a no nonsense approach, and has developed into a very strong advocate.  Ben has a very well developed sense of the intricacies of the law and applies them in a forthright manner. He has an outstanding history for resolving matters without the need for trial. 

Olivia Fantis - Solicitor

Olivia Fantis
Olivia Fantis Joined our team in 2013.  She graduated from Law School with Honours in June 2014 and has developed into a highly regarded young professional within the industry. Olivia has gained invaluable experience working as a junior with many barristers in successful trials. She is hard working, organised and due to the specialised nature of our work she has developed skills well beyond her years.

 MADALINE ANDERSON – SOLICITOR 

Madaline Anderson
Madaline Anderson joined Woods & Co Lawyers in 2016. She has an unmistakable passion for the law and this is reflected by her energetic approach towards her clients. Madaline has spent significant time shadowing the senior solicitors at the firm and is showing great potential. 


    hugh woods - law clerk  

Hugh Woods
Hugh Woods joined the team in 2015. He works as a law clerk at the firm whilst completing his final year of Law at Flinders University. Hugh recently attended the Australian Law Students Association conference in Canberra, where he was crowned the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Witness Examination Champion. He continues to learn and develop under the watchful eye of Michael Woods. 

To find out more about our criminal and traffic law services, or to arrange a consultation with a member of our experienced team, call Michael Woods & Co today on 08 8311 3111.

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