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Samantha Dillon Gold Coast Law Firm Dillon Legal

Samantha Dillon


Samantha Dillon is the director and founder of Dillon Legal which opened on the Gold Coast in 2009. 

Samantha practices exclusively in the area of Wills and Estate Planning, Deceased Estate administration and Will and Estate Disputes.  Samantha has practiced in this area of law for more than 25 years. 

Samantha is admitted to practice in Queensland and New South Wales and in the High Court and Federal Court of Australia. 

Samantha obtained her law degree at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at The University of Queensland.  Samantha is known to be kind and caring and empathetic.  Samantha has been involved in mediating court disputes for over 25 years and strives to obtain the best results for her clients whilst providing an honest appraisal regarding prospects of succeeding with a claim. 

Samantha has built a rapport with other professionals on the Gold Coast including lawyers, accountants and financial planners that refer their clients to the firm.  Samantha founded GC Women in Law in 2012 to enable Gold Coast women lawyers to meet at social functions and refer work to each other. 

Samantha loves spending time with her three children and going to the beach. 

Qualifications and Membership 

  • Bachelor of Laws 
  • Bachelor of Arts 
  • Solicitor of the High Court Queensland 
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court 
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society 
  • Member of Gold Coast District Law Association 
  • Member Women Lawyers Association of Queensland 
  • Member of STEP and a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner 
  • Founder of Gold Coast Women in Law 
Shannon Mackie Gold Coast Law Firm Dillon Legal

Shannon Mackie

Personal Assistant
Shannon has extensive administration and secretarial experience in the area of wills and estates and has worked in law firms in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and on the Gold Coast providing administrative and paralegal assistance to lawyers for over 30 years.
Anita Kelly Gold Coast Law Firm Dillon Legal

Anita Kelly

Personal Assistant
Anita has been working in the legal industry on the Gold Coast since 1986.  She has administrative experience in all areas of law and worked for many years as a paralegal in the fields of wills and estates and commercial litigation.  Anita now works part time to allow her time to assist in the family business.

Lani Moon

Administrative Assistant

Lani is an Administrative Assistant who joined Dillon Legal in 2023. Currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Laws at Griffith University, Lani is eager to expand her legal knowledge, further her professional growth and gain valuable industry experience while working with our firm. 

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