Welcome to Michael Clarke Online
I worked my way up from articled clerk to partner in the law firm environment before choosing to work for myself. Since 1999, I have practiced solely in criminal law.
I have experience defending criminal charges at all levels of Western Australian courts, from the most serious crimes to the more routine (including traffic matters). I practice as both a barrister and a solicitor, which means I do the paperwork and the court work for my clients.
I am genuinely passionate about helping people in difficult situations. I appreciate the seriousness of my work and I am thorough in preparation and detail.
I have served as a legal officer in the Australian Army. I have tutored in criminal law at various universities. I have also undertaken courses in forensic science as well as negotiation and mediation.
I am a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Western Australia, having previously served on its Committee.
Bachelor of Laws (Merit Honours)
Bachelor of Commerce
Graduate Diploma in Military Law
Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science (Courtroom Practice)