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Team members

At KLM Solicitors we have a team of legal specialists covering a wide variety of experience. We will ensure that you are partnered with the best member of our team to suit your location and needs. Our team are here to support you and to ensure that you are given the most practical legal advice.

Kelli Martin

Managing Partner

Kelli Martin is a talented and respected solicitor, business leader and social justice advocate. She has worked predominantly in family and criminal law after being admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 2008. Kelli founded KLM Solicitors in 2015 with a vision for a contemporary, client-focused law firm. She is also a member of the not-for-profit Red Rose Foundation and actively works to end domestic and family violence. Kelli and her team regularly undertake community legal work, including Legal Aid. In 2020 she was named Partner of the Year – SME at Lawyers Weekly’s Women in Law Awards and also won the ‘Business Achiever’ Award in the Greater Brisbane Women in Business Awards. Outside of her enormously rewarding and busy work life, Kelli raises her two young children.

Shaun Kolo

Shaun Kolo

Partner - Family Law

Senior Associate Shaun joined the KLM Team with more than seven years’ experience practising in family law, domestic violence, child protection law and criminal law. Shaun was admitted in 2014 as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. He honed his legal skills working in the major south-east Queensland regional cities of Ipswich and Toowoomba. With a deep passion for justice, Shaun provides trusted guidance in achieving fair and just outcomes for his clients. He works across KLM Solicitors Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland offices.

Jane Bruxner

Senior Associate

Jane specialises in criminal law and is an accredited Children’s and Adult Duty Lawyer in the Brisbane Magistrates Court. After joining the KLM Solicitors in August 2017, Jane’s skills, passion and dedication were recognised with her promotion to Senior Associate in early 2020. Alongside criminal justice, Jane is passionate about mental health care and child protection matters. Jane considers her work in these areas imperative as she can give voice to those often unheard in the justice system. She works across our Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland Offices.

Rachel Stuart

Rachel Stuart

Associate

Rachel began her legal career in 2016, after graduating from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). Prior to joining the KLM team in January 2020, Rachel worked in family law at a commercial litigation firm and city-based law firm. Rachel believes that the family culture and work-life balance that is encouraged at KLM Solicitors truly sets the company apart from other legal firms. Rachel’s passion for social justice and compassionate nature means she supports her clients every step of the way and assists them to navigate their way through challenging times. She works across our Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland Offices.

Sam Hollis

Sam Hollis

Associate

Passionate, caring, positive and dedicated, Sam has been a solicitor at KLM Solicitors working on family law and domestic violence matters since 2016. Sam has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Psychology. His background in studying psychology has equipped him with the skills to work with a range of clients from diverse backgrounds who are dealing with immense emotional stress. Sam believes the supportive, tight-knit and vibrant team sets KLM Solicitors apart from other legal firms. He works across our Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland offices.

Phoebe Courtney

Associate

Phoebe is primarily based at KLM Solicitors’ Maroochydore office, specialising in family law and domestic violence matters. She takes the time to listen and understand her clients in order to achieve the best possible outcome for each of her clients. Trusting, approachable and reliable, she always strives to go the extra mile in all that she does. Phoebe is motivated to make an impact through her role at KLM Solicitors by giving back to the community and making a difference through her legal aid work, which allows people to access free legal representation.

Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson

Solicitor

Ellen is a Family Law Solicitor motivated to make an impact by assisting her clients to navigate complex family and legal challenges. Her country upbringing has instilled a strong sense of community. Ellen is loyal, hard working and personable. Along with child protection matters, Ellen is also skilled in the preparation of a wide range of legal documents, including wills. She works across our Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland offices.

Stephanie Tsimos

Solicitor

Stephanie brings a personable, professional and empathetic approach to her role as Solicitor across family law, criminal law and domestic violence matters. She is committed to protecting her clients’ rights and goes above and beyond to ensure they receive the best possible outcome, making a lasting difference in their lives. Stephanie is passionate about giving back to those in her community, volunteering every month as a solicitor at North Side Connect, a not-for-profit organisation in Nundah, Brisbane, offering free legal advice, domestic violence support and family/community services. Stephanie works across our Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland offices.

Natashia Blank

Natashia Blank

Solicitor

Solicitor Natashia specialises in criminal law, domestic violence and child protection matters. Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2020, she is a strong advocate for women seeking justice and protection from domestic violence situations. Natashia provides trusted guidance in achieving fair and just outcomes for her clients. Working predominantly in our Maroochydore office, she has regular court experience on the Sunshine Coast.

Rhys Foster

Rhys Foster

Solicitor

Before commencing his role at KLM Solicitors in September 2020, Rhys practised as a criminal defence lawyer in some of Queensland’s most challenging jurisdictions. Rhys is motivated to make an impact through his role at KLM by empowering his clients during one of the most difficult times of their lives and giving them back some independence and control over their lives. He thrives in the high-pressure environment of the court room, making him the perfect fit for his role as a Criminal Law Solicitor. Rhys works across KLM Solicitors’ Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland offices.

Sacha Mackness

Sacha Mackness

Solicitor

Sacha has a unique ability to work in high stress environments, a trait she brings with her from a background in the Australian Defence Force. Her passion is to give voice to the vulnerable members our community who are more likely to find themselves lost in our legal system.With valuable experience in criminal and family law matters and an ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders, Sacha establishes excellent working relationships and goes above and beyond to achieve the best outcome for her clients.

Amahlia Riley

Amahlia Riley

Solicitor

Determined, caring and goal oriented, Amahlia is committed to going above and beyond for her clients. Her ability to handle a wide variety of cases and her empathetic nature makes her the perfect fit for her role as a Family Law Solicitor. She is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of those most vulnerable in her community. She loves to volunteer at community legal service associations, providing legal services at no cost. Amahlia is based at KLM Solicitors’ Brisbane CBD Office.

Sam Dymock

Sam Dymock

Solicitor

Sam has been part of our firm since the start of 2019, working as part of both the criminal and family law teams at our Nundah office. Sam was admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in July 2021. Sam enjoys the opportunity KLM Solicitors has provided him, working hands-on in multiple areas of law. He finds enormous satisfaction in seeking resolutions for his clients and achieving the results they desire. Sam works across KLM Solicitors’ Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland Offices.

Olivia Ledger

Olivia Ledger

Paralegal

Olivia has been with KLM Solicitors since 2018, working in the criminal law team at our Nundah office. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Southern Queensland, Olivia has embarked upon a new career journey, working as a Paralegal in Family Law at KLM Solicitors’ Brisbane CBD office, pending her admission as a solicitor in December 2021. Throughout her ten years working in the legal profession, Olivia has gained extensive experience working with a range of clients, supporting them every step of the way. Extremely hardworking, loyal and compassionate, Olivia is dedicated to her role as a Paralegal.

Rebecca Gregory

Rebecca Gregory

Law Clerk

Rebecca is primarily based out of KLM Solicitors’ Maroochydore office in October 2019, assisting in criminal and family law, domestic violence and child protection matters. With a passion for reading, a curious mind and excellent debating skills, Rebecca was always destined to study law. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Rebecca is a self-confessed perfectionist with a competitive streak and loves every aspect of working in a dynamic environment with a supportive and like-minded team.

Rebecca Richardson

Rebecca Richardson

Law Clerk

Rebecca embarked upon a career change after being a primary school teacher for six years. Now a Criminal Law Clerk, she has a great interest in all aspects of law and is excited to pursue her professional goals at KLM Solicitors. Her excellent listening skills, caring nature, and strong work ethic make her a great fit for our team. Rebecca’s travel experience of visiting over 46 countries have given her the ability to converse with people from all walks of life. She works across KLM Solicitors’ Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland Offices.

Tomothy Gibbs

Timothy Gibb

Law Clerk

Timothy is currently studying a dual degree in Law and Accounting at the Queensland University of Technology. A goal orientated person, Timothy is motivated to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. He is passionate about making a difference to the lives of others. Timothy is excited to be starting his legal career at KLM Solicitors and is looking forward to pursuing his aspirations and growing professionally with us.

Tahlia Davis

Tahlia Davis

Law Clerk

Tahlia was welcomed to KLM Solicitors in September 2020. She has completed a Diploma of Justice Studies and is currently studying a Bachelor of Criminology. Tahlia strongly believes everyone deserves a fair go in the justice system. Extremely dedicated and committed to her role as a Law Clerk, she always goes above and beyond to assist her team members. Tahlia enjoys being part of a young, dynamic and driven team with a good reputation for achieving the best outcomes for their clients. She works across our Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland offices.

Morgan O'Rourke

Morgan O'Rourke

Law Clerk

Dedicated, supportive and approachable, Morgan is committed to his role as a Law Clerk at KLM Solicitors. He is motivated to make an impact in his work by assisting clients to resolve their legal matters. His previous positions in various client-facing roles have provided him with extensive experience in managing client expectations. Morgan is an integral part of KLM Solicitors, a team of like-minded legal professionals with similar goals. He works predominantly in Family Law at our Maroochydore Office.

Samuel Ballini

Law Clerk

Samuel is currently studying Bachelor of Laws at CQU. With three years prior experience as a Law Clerk, Samuel has extensive knowledge allowing him to effectively support the KLM Solicitors team. Hardworking, passionate and approachable, Sam is invested in his client’s success and knows this contributes to the success of a law firm. He thrives in a fast-paced work environment and is fascinated by all aspects of Criminal Law. Samuel is based at KLM Solicitors’ Brisbane CBD Office.

Val Ladlay

Val Ladlay

Practice Manager

Val has been with KLM Solicitors since it all began back in 2015. She has brought to the firm over 30 years of experience in business and senior management roles. Val’s high level of knowledge and incredible leadership skills in the legal and corporate sectors are central to her role as firm Practice Manager. No decision is too difficult to make for Val, as she ensures to always carefully take the time to assess a situation. Val is motivated by the results the team is able to achieve for their clients. She is currently based across our Brisbane CBD, Nundah and Cleveland offices.

Tanya Stirrup

Tanya Stirrup

Accounts Manager

With over 20 years of experience in accounts and administration, Tanya brings a can-do attitude to the KLM team. Based primarily at KLM Solicitors’ Maroochydore office, she is a diligent and dedicated problem solver with the ability to adapt and change in a fast-paced working environment. Tanya is motivated to make a difference each working day by keeping clients happy and finds her job immensely rewarding when resolving issues. She believes the family environment sets KLM Solicitors apart from other legal firms.

Emilia Taylor

Emilia Taylor

PA to the Managing Partner

Emilia joined the KLM team in 2018 as a Senior Legal Assistant. Her excellent communication, organisation and time management skills has seen her elevated to the position of Personal Assistant to the Managing Partner in our Brisbane CBD office. Emilia works independently and efficiently to meet strict demands and deadlines. She is a team player and a loyal team member with a friendly and humorous demeanor. Emilia believes the family-run business has a great team culture, setting KLM Solicitors apart from other legal firms.

Ella Salisbury

Ella Salisbury

Senior Legal Assistant

Confident, empathetic and dedicated, Ella has been a Legal Assistant at KLM Solicitors Maroochydore office since 2019. She is passionate about assisting vulnerable members of the community in difficult times. Ella is motivated to make an impact and gets great satisfaction when seeing a positive result. She has the unique ability to quickly establish a great rapport with people from all walks of life.

Brooke Janssen

Brooke Janssen

Legal Assistant

Open-minded, friendly and supportive, Brooke always has her clients’ best interest at heart. Her valuable experience in administration roles for more than three years has equipped her with the skills to handle high-pressure and difficult situations. Brooke is currently studying a Bachelor of Law and is based at our Brisbane CBD Office. She hopes to one day become a solicitor as part of the KLM team and work to make life better for those impacted by domestic violence situations.

Nicole Applewaite

Nicole Applewaite

Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Nicole has a caring, positive and energetic nature, making her a perfect fit for the KLM team. Having previously worked in the Aviation industry, she is a problem solver, attentive listener and excellent communicator. She thrives in our fast-paced working environment and enjoys being part of the dynamic and supportive team at KLM Solicitors Nundah office.

Holly Workman

Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Holly is a team player with a bubbly and welcoming demeanour, making her the perfect fit for the KLM Solicitors team. Having worked in accounts roles for the past five years, Holly is experience in meeting deadlines in a fast-paced professional environment and providing clients with an exceptional level of customer service. Holly is currently studying a Diploma of Crime and Justice and is looking forward to a long career in the legal industry. She is based at KLM Solicitors’ Cleveland office.