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Emily O'Brien

Emily O'Brien

Special Counsel

Thank you for assisting in making what has been a long and emotional process as easy as possible.

Emily O'Brien - Special Counsel

Emily was admitted to practice in 2016, after graduating with Honours from Deakin University with both a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts.

Considerate yet practical, she strives to achieve timely, cost-effective resolutions for clients.

Emily has worked at Coote Family Lawyers since 2015. She has significant experience in parenting and property cases and assists with matters involving family violence and intervention orders. Prior to her admission, she worked and volunteered in a variety of community sector roles.

A member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Council of Australia’s Family Law Section, Emily volunteers at the Monash Legal Service.


Read what our clients have to say

I cannot speak more highly of yours and Georgia’s management of all matters relating to divorce, sale and purchase.

Thanks for all your help throughout this whole process. I really appreciate your professionalism and helpfulness.

Thank you to Emily for last week. She really is a wonderful young woman and her support, reassurance and calmness last week was greatly appreciated.

Emily, Kate and Belle,

My sincere thanks for navigating me through what has been a particularly difficult time. Your honesty, advice and compassion has been very much appreciated. I can now move forward thanks to you all.

Thanks for your email and for sending through my final Divorce Order. It took a while but we finally got there in the end so thank you very much!

I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate all your hard work, advice and diligence over the last 15 months and now I can finally start to move on!

Thanks for all your help with my matter. Your support and professionalism is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time on Tuesday. To say I was highly anxious was an understatement. Both yourself and Kate were wonderful. I felt heard and my input valued.

Thank you Annelis and Emily for your great service. I really appreciate your help a lot during these stressful times.

Thank you again for all your support yesterday. It was wonderful to have you there to support me at such a difficult time.

Thank you for all your support. I have also recommended Coote Family Lawyers to another friend of a friend.
Much appreciated.

Forgive me for the wording, but myself and family cannot thank you enough for everything you have done.... This was the most difficult time in my life without any doubt .. I sit back now and can’t work out how I actually got thru it all , but one thing I do know Is If it wasn’t for you , I would never have got thru it your guidance and even just a phone call was enough for me to instantly feel better and keep on moving forward...

Hello Annelis and Emily,

What a momentous day! I will send another letter, but thanking you all in getting to this position. I know it has not been easy, and you needed on more than one occasion to act as part psychologist with me. However, I look back and know the right advice was given and I thank you for that so I can start to move on in part with my life.

I can guarantee a meal with one, maybe two bottles of Grange :)

Thank you Emily. I really do appreciate the high quality professional service you have provided me throughout this process. Take care and all the best.

My sincere and heartfelt thanks to you for your kindness shown and for your professional advice. I was indeed quite distressed that day but felt a ton had lifted after speaking with you. Your office has a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Thank you again for your ongoing work on this. It gives me enormous peace of mind knowing you are in my corner…

Thank you so very much for your support and work today. I greatly appreciate everything you, Kate, Ping and Ben and everyone else at Coote do for us.

Thank you to Emily and the rest of the Team at Coote Family Lawyers – you have done an exceptional job!

I just want to sincerely thank Emily for today. She has done an outstanding job with little notice! I was so impressed with her professionalism!

It’s a BIG win for me and I really appreciate the work that was put in today.

Good work Emily you are actually amazing.

Thank you so much for sorting this headache my ex has caused. You are incredible and I can finally move on with my life.

Thank you for being so great. I will always be so grateful.



Doyle's Guide - Family Law Rising Stars - Victoria 2023 

Doyle's Family Law Rising Star - Victoria 2023

The 2023 listing of Victorian Family Law Rising Stars details individuals practising across Family, Divorce, Parenting and Matrimonial matters within the Victorian legal market who, while not included in our Leading Family or Parenting Lawyer Rankings have been specifically noted as being a “Rising Star” within the aforementioned areas. Often these individuals, while still operating at an extremely high level of professionalism and ability, may well be more affordable than many of the individuals listed in our our Leading Family Lawyer rankings.




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