Don Macpherson is an Accredited Specialist and has been working in Elder and Estates Law for more than 30 years.
Prior to starting his own firm, Sunshine Coast Elder Law in 2018, Don was the Brisbane Managing Partner for a leading Qld Law firm, and Partner in Charge in relation to Wills, Estates and Elder Law across 3 offices state wide.
Starting Sunshine Coast Elder Law has allowed Don to focus directly on the needs of clients, assisting and advising them during what is often the most challenging time of their lives.
“My function and focus is to help people deal with what is often the worst thing that has happened to them in their lives. As well as being given expert advice people need and are entitled to receive common sense, practical guidance and leadership in very challenging times, and that’s part of the role I see myself providing”.
Don has practised in Wills, Estates and Elder Law for more than 30 years, having been admitted as a Solicitor in Queensland in 1983. He was admitted to the roll of the High Court of Australia in 1985. He is a member of the Queensland Law Society, and the Law Council of Australia. He is constantly updating his knowledge of Wills, Estates and Elder Law through Continuing Professional Development courses.
Outside the Law
Don is married and father to two girls. His interests include virtually every type of sport, and he remains a rather inactive member of the Australian Lawyers Surfing Association. In an earlier life (last century) he represented Queensland and Australia in Touch Football. He is a member of the Assembly of Catholic Professionals, and he and Lesa are actively involved in a charity in the Brisbane Catholic Archdiocese.
Lesa works in Wills and Estates and Elder Law matters assisting as required from time to time in a paralegal role.
She also manages the operations of Sunshine Coast Elder Law, dealing with Marketing, Social Media, Client Relations, and Staff and Supplier Relationships.
Prior to her involvement with Sunshine Coast Elder Law Lesa has been a Chid Care Centre Director, and a Lecturer in Early Childhood studies.
Outside the Law Lesa is a Champion Quilter, having won a series of Awards at the RNA. She has participated in Meals on Wheels and other voluntary charity work at a grassroots level providing help for the disadvantaged.
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