Patrick Gordon is an experienced lawyer, now specialising in criminal defence advocacy at Gordon Legal. Between 2017 and 2022, Patrick was a barrister at the Victorian Bar, with a busy criminal law practice. During this time, he regularly appeared in: contested hearings and committals in the Magistrates’ Court and the Children’s Court; appeals against conviction and sentence in the County Court; pleas in all types of criminal offending (violence, drugs, sexual offending, complex frauds); bail applications; compulsory examinations in IBAC; contested intervention order proceedings; sporting disciplinary tribunal proceedings. Prior to his time as a barrister, Patrick worked as a solicitor for several years across a range of legal fields, including several major class actions. Most notably, between 2009 and 2013, he worked at Gordon Legal on the landmark ‘Thalidomide’ class action in the Victorian Supreme Court. He also worked as a criminal defence solicitor at a major criminal defence firm, conducting appearances across all Victorian courts and instructing barristers in multiple criminal trials. He completed a Bachelor of Laws at Latrobe University in 2009 and completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in 2010.