Bar Roll – 1972
Admitted – 1972

Mobile – 0412 999 486
Email – aaron.shwartz@vicbar.com.au


Bar Roll – 1972
Admitted – 1972

Mobile – 0412 999 486
Email – aaron.shwartz@vicbar.com.au

Admitted to practice in

  • Victoria
  • New South Wales
  • Federal Jurisdictions

Area of Law

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Courts Martial/Military Law & Tribunals
  • Crimes Compensation
  • Crimes/Family Violence/Interv. Orders
  • Criminal Law
  • Disciplinary & Related Tribunals
  • Magistrates Court – Crime
  • Medical Negligence


Aaron read with the highly regarded Jeff Sher and soon after, developed an extensive and successful practice in criminal law.

He has appeared in every jurisdiction in Victoria, including appearing in the appellate jurisdiction of Victoria and in the High Court. He has appeared as trial counsel, both as prosecutor for the State and the Commonwealth and for the defence in homicides, commercial fraud and drugs matters.

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Cases of note include acting as Counsel for the defence in the notorious “Mr. Stinky” case and Nathan Avent, whose trial attracted a great deal of public notoriety in relation to the publicizing and televising of criminal trials. He also appeared for David Albion who together with his mother Heather Osland, was charged with the murder of Frank Osland. A jury later acquitted his client David Albion of that murder.

Aaron has pursued his practice at the Bar with a keen interest in the human condition, ever sensitive to the rights of the individual when confronting the complexities of modern society. As an advocate he is committed and has uniquely shown determination, resourcefulness, subtlety and intuition all of which has been a factor influencing and assisting both judges and juries in the interests of his client.

Aaron prides himself on his ability to easily communicate with and gain the confidence of his client and witnesses both in conference and during the course of proceedings whether it is for the prosecution or the defence. He has demonstrated thoroughness in preparation of his cases all of which is designed to ensure the best possible result for the client. His long experience as an advocate gives him a special insight in the presentation to the court, ultimately benefiting his client.

Aaron has appeared before the Racing Tribunal, Medical Board and Pharmaceutical Board. He also has civil and common law experience and has appeared in the Full Court of the Family Court.

Aaron was the Bar Representative on the Steering Committee of the Criminal Delay Reduction Program chaired by the then Chief Justice, Sir John Young. He has also served a term as Secretary to the Criminal Bar Association of Victoria and was one of its founding members.

From 1/07/2008: Professional Standards Act 2003 [Vic] “Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.”

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