About Us

Douglass & Ford Criminal Law are proud to be your leading South Coast criminal law experts. With more than 20 years of combined experience, our specialists are dedicated to getting you the best result. In the same location for many years we are easily found directly across the road from the police station and courthouse at Nowra.

Highly professional in all that we do, we work closely with our clients, keeping them well-informed about the progress of their case and the available options. We provide realistic legal advice that is both understandable and affordable, and together we determine an appropriate course of action.

It is our experience and professionalism and our ongoing commitment to communication that guarantees you a positive outcome.

Our Team

Brett Ford

Principal
Solicitor and Barrister

Brett has been appearing in courts in relation to criminal law matters for over 15 years and is highly qualified with a Diploma in Law, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Prosecutions.

Originally a police officer, Brett gained experience in general duties, plain clothes investigations, and as a Breath Analysis Operator. He qualified as a Prosecutor and practised in that position for about 10 years, conducting literally thousands of defended hearings.

Since leaving the NSW Police in 2010, Brett has been practising exclusively in criminal law defence, representing clients in court on a daily basis.  Brett has extensive experience dealing with every type of offence and is committed to providing the best possible service to his clients.

Brett has represented many clients in the Local, District and Supreme Court.

Simone Foggo

Solicitor and Barrister

Simone has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class1), a Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) in Community, Culture and Environment, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Wollongong. In 2009 she was awarded the University Medal for Law.

Simone has practised exclusively in the area of Criminal Law since 2010 and has experience in a wide range of matters including serious crime. With a background in social and public service, she I well placed to understand and effectively represent her clients.

Simone is a resident of the Shoalhaven, with regular involvement in a number of local sporting organisations including Touch Football and Basketball Associations.

Deborah Stanton

Deborah is our highly experienced paralegal. She has worked at legal firms in this varied role for over 25 years. She can also assist you with any entitlement to legal aid.