Solicitor & Principal
The founder and principal of the firm, Petra Moravek has been a practicing solicitor since 1997. She originally worked for a medium sized firm in Dandenong for five years in areas such as criminal law, family law, civil litigation and personal injury. She started the firm of Moravek & Associates in Burnside in 2002 and five years later started Lake Street Lawyers in Lake Street, Caroline Springs. Lake Street Lawyers moved to a larger office space in 2013 at 242 Caroline Springs Boulevard however retained the name Lake Street Lawyers because of its positive reputation.
Petra now has a special interest in Family Law, Estate Planning, Probates as well as General Practice. She has a sterling reputation in these areas and has done tremendous work for people when they needed it most.
Originally from the Czech Republic, Petra is fluent in the Czech language and can also speak and comprehend Slovakian. She has been attending to the legal needs of people of the Czech community for the last two decades.She has many years’ experience as a business owner both in Australia and overseas in the Czech Republic where, for a period of four years, she operated a successful business importing Australian wines.
Madonna graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.). Madonna also holds a Bachelor of Business degree in Business Management.Madonna is highly knowledgeable in a large range of legal areas and was previously a consultant for a suburban law firm where she had considerable involvement in Family Law, Criminal Law, VCAT (guardianship), Property, Veterans Affairs, Estate Planning and Probate matters.
She thinks in pragmatic and innovative ways to find practical solutions to assist her client’s needs. She strives to ensure that she provides the best outcome for her clients.Madonna is originally from Egypt, she then moved to New Zealand as a young child and finally settled in Australia in 2001.
Her extensive knowledge of differing cultures and diverse needs of her clients assists her in providing legal services which are suitable and distinctive to each and every client. She can also speak fluent Arabic.
With an emphasis on delivering expert legal services and commitment to client satisfaction, Madonna is excited about her move to Lake Street Lawyers where her experience and knowledge is vital in developing strong relationships and positive results.
Originally from Sydney, Graham graduated from the University of Newcastle with a bachelor of Social Science and Bachelor of Laws. Graham entered the legal profession in a boutique Family Law firm in Sydney where he gained considerable experience running complex Family Law matters and honing his advocacy skills in Sydney courtrooms.
Graham widened his practice areas when he made the move to Melbourne and commenced employment with a large national firm where he undertook advocacy work both Criminal Law and Civil Litigation.
Having decided that he had a preference for strong client relationships and cost-effective results, Graham made the move from the city to the suburbs and settled into his home at Lake Street Lawyers in March 2015. Since moving to Lake Street Lawyers Graham has introduced a Criminal and Traffic Law practice to the firm and continues to deal with complex Family Law matters and all aspects of general practice. Graham is currently studying a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) and is always looking for innovative ways to achieve the best results for his clients.
Graham has since moved on to work in his own firm but retains a consultancy relationship with our office.