April 15, 2019

Our People

Petra Moravek
Solicitor & Principal

Petra Moravek, Solicitor

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 Di Fabio

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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.

Nathan Wood

Nathan graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws. Nathan has significant experience in a range of legal areas as he was previously involved with a Community Legal Centre where he had considerable involvement in Family Law and other general law matters.

Nathan is a client-focused lawyer who endeavours to provide clear, reliable and strategic advice to ensure the best outcome for his clients. Advising and assisting clients to take a practical approach to resolving their legal issues, he believes providing sensible informative legal advice to clients allows them to reach favourable solutions that are workable in a real-world setting.

Olivia Abbott

Olivia graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Laws Degree. Olivia also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Legal Studies and Psychology.

Olivia brings to the Lake Street Lawyers team experience from in an in-house role within the corporate sector. She has worked across a range of areas including contract law, intellectual property, privacy and property law. Having ignited and developed passions for property and commercial law at university, Olivia’s interest lies firmly in the property and contract law realm. Olivia looks forward to crafting unique solutions for clients. 

With many years experience in the retail sector, Olivia’s strong interpersonal skills come to the foreground and are an asset when dealing with various clients on a day to day basis. With a strong appreciation for diverse culture, Olivia strives to achieve a balance between understanding the unique and individual needs of each of her clients and using her extensive legal knowledge to achieve the best possible results. Olivia can also speak fluent Macedonian.  In her spare time, Olivia enjoys practicing yoga, going shopping and travel. Some of her favourite places include New York, Florence and Santorini.