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Adam Moschella

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Adam Moschella

Adam was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

Adam has extensive experience acting for clients charged with criminal offences in Queensland. He has acted for clients charged with offences in the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court of Queensland, ranging from simple traffic matters to complex drug and homicide charges. His experience was recognised in 2022, when he became the youngest to be awarded Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law by the Queensland Law Society.

Adam has a particular interest, and significant experience, assisting clients in relation to parole matters. In 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, he worked with the Prisoner’s Legal Service assisting vulnerable prisoners to secure release on parole. He provides advice to clients in relation to parole applications, responses to preliminary refusal letters, parole suspensions, parole cancellations, exceptional circumstance parole and judicial review. He is also one of a small handful of lawyers with experience assisting prisoners who are captured by the ‘No Body, No Parole’ scheme introduced in 2018. In 2022 he was invited to provide submissions to the Queensland Parole System Review II in relation to the issues commonly encountered regarding the scheme. Adam is also experienced in providing advice to prisoners who may be subject to a ‘Restricted Prisoner’ Declaration under the Corrective Services Act 2006.

Adam previously worked in the Strategic Policy and Legal Services division of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. In this role he provided advice to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice in relation to criminal law reform and issues impacting the criminal justice system in Queensland generally. He assisted with reforms and provided advice to government in relation to police powers, dangerous prisoners, organised crime and drugs. Some particular highlights whilst working in this role included assisting with the implementation of recommendations arising from the Inquest into the disappearance and death of Daniel Morcombe and providing advice in relation to reforms that established the Voluntary Assisted Dying Framework in Queensland.

Adam is a strong believer in access to justice and provides pro-bono legal advice to the Prisoners’ Legal Service, LGBTI Legal Service and Caxton Legal Centre. He is also an appointed lawyer with the Australia Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and can be called upon to assist persons subject to the organisations compulsory questioning powers which are used to gather intelligence on politically motivated violence, including terrorism, acts of foreign interference and espionage.

He was previously a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Early Career Lawyers Committee and Human Rights and Public Law Committee. He also represented Queensland on the Law Council of Australian Young Lawyers Committee.

Adam’s areas of practice are:

  • Criminal Law
  • Investigative Hearings
  • Parole including No Body, No Parole & Restricted Prisoner
  • Dangerous Prisoner Applications
  • Traffic Offences
  • Domestic Violence
  • Disciplinary Matters
  • Blue Card & Disability Worker Screening Clearance Refusals


Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law)


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice