Samantha, Bernie and Mia are all Rockhampton locals having studied, lived and worked here in Central Queensland. Legrady Law was borne out of a desire to help people in their tough times, with excellence, professionalism and empathy. Here at Legrady Law, we don’t just take pride in working hard for the best outcome, we take pride in assisting our clients through their situation, which can be a very hard and trying time.

No matter how tough or hard your situation is, we promise to work hard to gain the best outcome for you and walk you through the process.

Our lawyers will do everything they can to provide you with the best outcome

Samantha Legrady Rockhampton Lawyer | Legrady Law

Samantha Legrady

Principal Solicitor

Samantha can help you with:

Samantha considers herself a local as her family moved here when she was in primary school. From a young age, the law is the only career she ever considered. Samantha put herself through university and law school whilst raising five children on her own. Criminal Law runs in the family as Samantha’s grandfather was a Doctor of Law – criminal lawyer in Hungary.

If you need someone to fight for you and give you straight up, no nonsense advice, Samantha is who you need. Samantha is professional and her ethical standards are second to none.

After high school, Samantha worked as a Legal Secretary for a local firm. Samantha’s career includes working at the barrister’s chambers, also had the wonderful experience as an associate to a District Court Judge. Samantha has worked for a couple of local firms gaining experience in a few different areas before deciding crime was the area of law she wanted to practice in and helping people is her passion.

Samantha is committed to social justice and believes everyone deserves a second chance. Samantha has gained a reputation in the local law fraternity as a no-nonsense straight shooter. Samantha’s commitment to access to justice can be attested to by her regular appearances as duty lawyer.

Samantha regularly appears in the Magistrates Court, District Court, and Supreme Court. Whether it be simply mentioning your matter, a bail application, a sentence, or sending submissions to amend/substitute or throw out a charge, Samantha has experience in all areas in all courts.

Samantha has also worked in many volunteer roles in the community, including President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Central Queensland Law Society, Board Member of the Central Queensland University Law Degree and is still involved in the local University.

One silly mistake can ruin your life or someone else’s. Before that mistake ruins your life, book an appointment with Samantha.

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Bernie Mitchener Rockhampton Lawyer | Legrady Law

Bernie Mitchener


Bernie can help you with:

Like all solicitors, Bernie has completed a Bachelor of Laws. He completed his degree and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through Queensland University of Technology. He was admitted to practice in 2015 as a solicitor in Queensland following fifteen years’ service with the Family Court of Australia in various roles including Legal Associate to a Family Court judge working everywhere from Melbourne to Cairns to Mornington Island.

Since being admitted to practice, Bernie has worked exclusively in the areas of family law, child protection and domestic violence. Bernie has appeared in the Family Court in all States of Australia with the exception of WA.

Bernie also holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Southern Queensland.

Bernie has served a term as the vice president of the Central Queensland Law Association and served as the president of the Central Queensland Community Legal Centre.

Need Bernie’s Expertise?

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Or call (07) 4933 2882

Mia Steedman | Legrady Law

Mia Steedman


Mia is the face and voice of Legrady Law working from the reception desk and answering the phones. Her pleasant phone manner delights all who call our office. She keeps our office on track and provides excellent support to Samantha and Bernie.

Mia joined the Legrady Law team in October 2021. Mia is currently studying and plans to complete her law degree and practice with Legrady Law upon completion.

Mia completed her education here in Rockhampton and law has always been a major interest for her.

Mia enjoys keeping busy with friends and family and getting in some downtime with a good book.

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