Our Team

Hideki ShimizuPrinciple

Role : Lawyer "At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what other people say about you. Only you...

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Lawrence KongSenior Solicitor

Role : Senior Solicitor “For me, it is not only important to provide sound legal advice, but also, achieve effective practical results for my client.”

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Alana DobbrickSolicitor

Role : Paralegal

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Tegan PearsonParalegal

Role : Conveyancer  "A lot of my work achievements have to do with personal growth. I started in reception and worked my way to where I am today. I'm not competitive; I do things for my own joy...

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Mika KawaiParalegal

Role : Conveyancing Assistant "I enjoy dealing with people and helping them achieve their future plans. They come to us not knowing where to go or what to do; they just know they want to migrate to Australia. I love giving guidance and making that happen...

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Mirai MunatoshiLAW CLERK

Role : LAW CLERK

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Daniel YonemuraCLIENT LIAISON OFFICER – SOUTH AMERICAN DIVISION

Role : CLIENT LIAISON OFFICER – SOUTH AMERICAN DIVISION

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Hideki ShimizuLawyer

Role : Principle

Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Arts - International Relations Major (Bond University) h.shimizu@phoenix-law.com.au Hideki is the founder and principal of Phoenix Law & Associates, and the firm's sister companies: Conveyancing Home Queensland, Injury & Accident Law and Go Australia Visa Consultant. It is fair to say that he has been a very busy man over the last few years! Hideki is a shrewd businessman, an exceptionally talented solicitor and a loving father and husband. All of Hideki's staff speak highly of his leadership abilities and the culture he's established within the firm. It doesn't take long for those who meet Hideki to understand the type of person he is. His level-headed approach, kind nature and sense of humour are immediately apparent to everyone he has dealings with. When Hideki isn't in the office, you'll find him playing baseball, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or relaxing at home playing games with his family.

"At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what other people say about you. Only you can know how hard you've tried and how honest you are. When you live with integrity, you are free from the burdens of other's judgement or your own self-doubt."

Areas of practice : Commercial law, property law, migration law
Languages : English, Japanese
Strengths : Patience, generosity, wisdom
Likes : Baseball, home-cooked meals, karaoke
Dislikes : Inconsiderate people, complacency, expensive sushi
Personal philosophy : You are who you are when no one is watching.
Passion project : Passion project: Hideki supports Zoe's Angels – a local charity that helps children suffering from juvenile rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. He is also establishing a baseball academy in Brisbane with a view to bring up the future Major League players.

Lawrence Kong Senior Solicitor

Role : Senior Solicitor

Lawrence completed his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) at Queensland University of Technology and was admitted as a solicitor in 2017. Prior to joining Phoenix Law & Associates, Lawrence worked for well-established boutique law firms in Gold Coast where he was able to develop extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of corporate law, commercial and business law and litigation (commercial and civil).

“For me, it is not only important to provide sound legal advice, but also, achieve effective practical results for my client.”

Areas of practice : Corporate Law, Business & Commercial Law, Litigation (commercial & civil)
Languages : English, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin)
Strengths : Continues to seek improvement, loves a challenge, persistent
Likes : Basketball, traveling, spending quality time with friends and family
Dislikes : Incompetence
Personal philosophy : There are no failures — just results to learn from.

Mika KawaiParalegal

Role : Paralegal

When it comes to Phoenix Law's migration practice, Mika is indispensable. With experience in migration, education, paralegal and administration work, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. Mika's coworkers will tell you she's perceptive, intelligent and down to earth. Mika's clients will tell you that while they first know her as a migration agent, she soon becomes a friend who genuinely wants to see their dreams become realities.

"I enjoy dealing with people and helping them achieve their future plans. They come to us not knowing where to go or what to do; they just know they want to migrate to Australia. I love giving guidance and making that happen."

Areas of practice : Migration
Languages : Japanese, English
Strengths : Calm, strong multitasking ability, fearless
Likes : Fine wine, strong coffee, getaways to Japan
Dislikes : Gossip, lawn bowls, soft drinks
Personal philosophy : "What we want to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence."

Rachael WongLawyer

Role : Consulting Solicitor

Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor Economics (UQ), Grad Dip Legal Practice k.zhang@phoenix-law.com.au Kevin is a key member of the Phoenix Law & Associates brains trust. While he is known for his impeccable logic and straightforward attitude, he cares deeply about people and the real differences he can make in their lives. Though he is an accomplished solicitor, Kevin says his most significant achievement in life is getting married and starting his family.

"I love that we deal with everyday realities of everyday people. It is not merely about making money or dealing in hypotheticals.
The law is becoming more complex and technical. It is our responsibility to help people put what they want to achieve into the language the system requires - to make the system accessible to the people."

Areas of practice : Personal injury law, litigation (insurance & commercial), commercial and business law
Languages : English, Mandarin
Strengths : Understanding, perceptive, honest
Likes : Strategy-based board games, studying theology and philosophy, spending time with his young family
Dislikes : Fundamentalism, obstinacy, misogynism
Personal philosophy : Live by example and do unto others what you would have done unto you.
Passion project : Kevin supports Oxfam, Compassion and Red Cross. He has also established a Brisbane charity that houses asylum seekers.

Edna JacobsParalegal

Role : Paralegal

Edna came to Australia in the early 90's as a refugee. Because of her history, she has a passion for helping people who are disadvantaged, particularly those where English is not their first language. Edna has 12 years of experience working predominantly in Personal Injury. She finds working in this industry highly rewarding.

Areas of practice : PI
Languages : Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Strengths : Compassion, sincerity and relatability
Likes : Animals, family time, NRL
Dislikes : Wasabi
Personal philosophy : Don't let someone else's opinion of you, become your reality.
Passion project : The COVID-19 pandemic displaced a lot of foster children. It was during this time that Edna & her husband had decided to add to their The COVID-19 pandemic displaced a lot of foster children. It was during this time that Edna & her husband had decided to add to their family and to become permanent carers for a 13 year old boy.family and to become permanent carers for a 13 year old boy.

Alana DobbrickSolicitor

Role : Solicitor

Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Psychological Science (Griffith University) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Law). As a recent graduate, Alana is an enthusiastic new member of our team. She prides herself on working hard and with integrity. She is enjoying the skills and experience gained while working with the conveyancing team and is eager to further her knowledge in the practice area. Her warmth and friendly nature will always make you feel at ease when dealing with the firm.

Languages : English
Strengths : Compassion, effective communication, and honesty.
Likes : Ice-cream, online-shopping, and Winter.
Dislikes : Coffee and Summer.
Personal philosophy : “The meaning of communication is the response you get”.

Taj Bosworth-GonzagaLaw Clerk

Role : Law Clerk

While only new to the world of law and the legal profession, I am ambitious to learn as much as I can through hands on experience in multiple practice areas. I enjoy working hard to achieve my goals and challenging myself to work above and beyond what is expected. I have particularly enjoyed assisting the exceptional solicitors in the Injury and Accident practice and have learnt much about the practical processes of personal injury law under their instruction. Their personal and intimate approach has allowed me to connect with our clients and understand their struggles and hardships. "My job has allowed me to gain the unique hands-on experience with our clients that isn't taught. I am privileged to experience every part of their journey and it is challenging yet rewarding to be able to support them through what can be very difficult times"

Languages : English
Strengths : Perseverance, Communication, Passion
Likes : Australian Rules Football, Modern Classic books, Avoiding Sand.
Dislikes : Sand, bullying, road rage.
Personal philosophy : "This too shall pass"
Passion project : I have represented and spoken on behalf of the White Ribbon organisation, which advocates and helps prevent violence against women and children.

Tegan PearsonConveyancing Paralegal

Role : Conveyancing Paralegal

Tegan is Phoenix Law’s go-to-girl for all things conveyancing. Her dependability, superhuman organisational skills and unwavering devotion to her job make her a quintessential part of the team. Anyone who has dealings with Tegan knows how dedicated she is. Aside from her amazing professional contributions, she is also known for surprising the office with delicious baked goods and other random acts of kindness.

“A lot of my work achievements have to do with personal growth. I started in reception and worked my way to where I am today. I’m not competitive; I do things for my own joy.”

Areas of practice : Conveyancing, personal injury
Languages : English
Strengths : Forthright, an exceptional judge of character, hardworking
Likes : Cooking, travelling to exotic locations, dancing the night away
Dislikes : Stew (and other boring dishes), dishonesty, cruelty to animals
Personal philosophy : Don’t compare yourself to others, compare yourself to who you were yesterday.

Mirai MunatoshiLaw Clerk

Role : Law Clerk

Mirai is currently in her final year of her Bachelor of Law and Business at the Queensland University of Technology. She is always eager to learn and take new challenges. She currently enjoys working with the conveyancing team to further experience and develop her skills in the area. She will most likely be the first person you speak to at the firm and will direct you accordingly to one of our friendly team members.

Languages : English, Japanese
Strengths : Enthusiastic
Likes : Eating and going on small trips
Dislikes : Insects, messy kitchen
Personal philosophy : You are here to make good things happen.

Daniel YonemuraClient Liaison Officer – South American Division

Role : Client Liaison Officer – South American Division

“It is very gratifying to work at Phoenix Law because its work is related with helping and attending the need of others, and to become a part of others welfare is priceless.”

Languages : Portuguese, English, Japanese, Spanish
Strengths : Patient, easy-going, peaceful
Likes : Traveling, Meeting new people, learn new languages, sports (especially baseball).
Dislikes : Hypocrisy, falseness, cruelty
Personal philosophy : Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Jina ChaSolicitor

Role : Solicitor

Masatoshi SuzukiSenior Counsel

Role : Senior Counsel