About

About Ron
Specialties:
  • Criminal Defence
  • Human Rights/Bill of Rights
  • Serious Traffic Crimes
  • Medico Legal
  • Sports Law
  • Defamation
  • Extradition
Respected, Committed, Effective.

Ron is a senior criminal lawyer with a well-respected national profile. He has over 30 years of experience of providing clients with warm easy to understand advice that is always client focused and success driven. His abilities as a high performing and effective court advocative are widely known. Ron is known as a “fighter that cares” for all his clients. He is not frightened by the challenging or unpopular and always respected for the professionalism taken to such litigation, hence the success achieved. Accordingly, Ron is particularly recognised as having a speciality in defending clients in serious criminal cases.

Ron is particularly client focused and works closely with clients on their legal issues to ensure the best result is obtained for them. The multitude of successful outcomes for clients and their positive feedback speaks for itself. Ron recognises that the best results are achieved through a team approach. Accordingly, Ron is supported by a dedicated group of fellow professionals who regularly work with him for clients in order to achieve the desired best outcome. This includes other criminal and civil lawyers, research and briefing clerks, medical specialists, scientists, interpreters and private investigators (including those fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese). This team approach is proven and considered essential for a successful outcome for a client. All clients enjoy this top level of service and care.

Ron routinely appears in all  criminal courts including Specialist Tribunal Courts, Coroner’s Court, District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

MOBILE: +64 21 606 127

EMAIL: ron@ron.co.nz

The Team
Harrison Smith, Barrister

Harrison is Ron’s highly valued right hand man, but is also a strong and successful lawyer in his own right. He is extremely motivated, an effective advocate, results driven and is appreciated as an up-and-coming star at the junior bar. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Harrison came back to Auckland for secondary school and has lived here since. A keen sportsman with much success on the rugby field (which he is still pursuing), he went on to study at the University of Otago graduating with an LLB and BCom majoring in Accounting. Harrison has brought his prior accounting and legal experience at KPMG with him. Harrison is regularly appearing in the District and High Courts with real success and importantly, with the well-earned respect of the Judges he appears in front of. Harrison also assists Ron as second chair in the more serious and complex cases including appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Angus Graham, Barrister

Angus graduated in law from Victoria University with Honours and joined Ron’s team due to his strong interest in defending high profile serious crime, especially with an international or money laundering aspect to it (of special interest given this was his Honours focus). During his time at Victoria Angus was selected and worked as a research assistant within the Law Faculty helping lecturers with required research. He was also a tutor and a student representative during his years of study. Angus was born in Auckland, but raised all over the North Island including a healthy period in Hamilton for his final school years. He was a strong competitive swimmer at school and he takes this desire to lead from the front into the practice of law. As a result Angus is intelligent, focused and has a strong work ethic. Ron is wrapped to have him join the team given all he brings.

Other services
  • Translators
  • Private investigators
  • Forensic scientists
  • Crime/accident reconstruction
  • Councellors
  • Psychologists/Psychiatrists