Woods & Co Lawyers

Criminal and Traffic law experts

Woods & Co Lawyers is a specialist criminal and traffic law firm based in the heart of Adelaide. Over the last 23 years, we have been servicing clients throughout South Australia with the highest quality legal advice and services.

We have built an excellent reputation in the industry. Our team is committed to upholding this reputation. We put ourselves in your shoes, giving the legal advice we would like to receive if we were the client.

Michael Woods is the Principal of our law firm. He worked for South Australia Police for 15 years as a prosecutor and detective in the CIB. He decided to move to criminal law defence in 1995 with a well known defence solicitor and opened his own practice in 2000 specialising in Criminal and Traffic law.

He has a First Class Honours Degree in Law and many academic prizes to his name, including Dux of the law school. This combination of practical and academic experience provides the strongest possible foundation for our law firm.

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As Principal, Michael demands extremely high standards. This has helped us to successfully conduct many high profile cases over many years, including murder, rape, robbery, drug disputes, and fraud matters. While other firms may offer more varied services, we can assure you that our expertise in criminal and traffic law is second to none.

We listen! We help! We deliver. We protect your rights!

Hayder Al Hamdany
Hayder Al Hamdany
They are reliable, honest and operate with integrity. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for some great legal advocacy and support. Ben always takes the time to answer any questions I may have, and provides me with all the options available. As a new with a legal matter, it can be difficult to find a suitable lawyer. I was lucky to be connected to Ben. On another note, their charges were also very reasonable to the services they provided.
Sarah Budarick
Sarah Budarick
I seriously have so much respect for woods and co especially Ben who has represented me. They are affordable, professional and aim for the best out come possible. The reception staff are also amazing.
tom warley
tom warley
I can’t speak highly enough of my experience with Woods & Co. Hugh has helped me out on more than one occasion and kept my mind at ease whilst ensuring a positive outcome each time. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone.
Janice Collins
Janice Collins
I would highly recommend Woods & Co Lawyers to others. A special thanks to Hugh for getting a good result quickly. To the ladies at the desk thank you for your wonderful support. Much appreciated 🙂
Lina Abete
Lina Abete
Excellent professional service
Qamar Zaman
Qamar Zaman
I highly recommend Woods&Co Lawyers. I got into big trouble for the first time and of course was scared out of my mind. MICHAEL WOODS AND HUGH WOODS and the rest of the team eased my mind about the whole process. Definitely great customer service and professionalism. I am also very happy with the deal I got. If I ever (which I hope I don’t) get into any other trouble, WOODS&CO Lawyers is the one I will call on. Thank you so much for everything!
Mori Shakouri
Mori Shakouri
Really nice and gentlemen, professional and friendly, highly recommended

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Criminal & Traffic Law Specialists

At Woods & Co Lawyers, we are passionate about providing the highest quality legal services available to our clients. That’s why we’ve chosen to limit our services to criminal and traffic law. Rather than offering the most varied services possible, we want to be experts in our chosen field.

To ensure that we can offer this level of care whenever you need it, we provide a 24-hour emergency service line. If you ever need assistance or advice out of hours, call us on 0411 508 140.

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Experienced Lawyers Here To Help You

At Woods & Co Lawyers, we have over 20 years of experience providing high-quality legal advice and assistance throughout Adelaide and South Australia. Our team has a wealth of knowledge and expertise on all aspects of criminal and traffic law, with experience on everything from drink driving and robbery cases to rape and murder. If you’re looking for Adelaide and South Australia’s experts in criminal and traffic law, look no further than Woods & Co Lawyers. We are there to assist you. We protect your rights!

Meet Our Criminal Lawyers & Traffic Lawyers

Michael Woods
Michael WoodsPrincipal of Woods & Co Lawyers
Michael Woods is passionate about the firm and commitment to excellence. He has trained many solicitors who have now opened their own practice. He opened the firm in 2000 after working for a leading defence criminal lawyer.
Hugh Woods
Hugh WoodsSolicitor
Hugh joined our team in 2015 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2018. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice. He has developed his own following and is committed to your matter.
Ben Chehade
Ben ChehadeSolicitor
Ben Chehade graduated with an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Adelaide in 2012. After owning a successful business, he returned the law, focusing on criminal and traffic law. He is hardworking and strives for excellence.
Vivian Ngo
Vivian NgoSolicitor
Vivian joined Woods & Co to practise exclusively in Criminal Law after having worked in general practice across a broad range of areas including criminal and civil law. She has experience instructing preeminent counsel across all jurisdictions. Vivian is bilingual and speaks Vietnamese.
Stefania Swart
Stefania SwartSolicitor
Stefania graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Major in Criminology). She has worked in Criminal Defence Law since 2020 as a Legal Secretary and Law Clerk. Stefania was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia as a Barrister and Solicitor in May 2023.