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 litigator with a well-respected national profile. He has 25 years of experience in providing clients with effective result driven legal advice and representation. 

Ron is particularly recognised as having a speciality in successfully defending clients in drug and 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 has developed a strong and dedicated legal support team available to work with clients including barristers, research and briefing clerks, 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 client care.

Ron routinely appears in a full range of 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

The Team
Steven Lack, Barrister

Steven graduated from the University of Otago with an LLB and BA (Political Studies). Since graduating Steven has been practising criminal law, in Wellington, before joining Ron’s team in 2015. Steven is a driven and compelling advocate with a genuine passion for criminal litigation. He achieves successful results through a combination of raw talent and committed hours for clients in perpetration and strategy. Steven appears as Lead Counsel for clients in the District and High Courts and in a support capacity with Ron on serious, complex and profile cases at trial. Steven has also appeared as Second Counsel with Ron in complex and significant appeals in both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Sam Teppett, Barrister

Sam graduated from the University of Otago with an LLB and BA (Political Studies). Sam is joined Ron’s team in 2015. Sam is a proven and polished advocate. He has an innate sense of justice and a true passion for fighting for a client and their best interests. He doesn’t disappoint. As a result, he is respected by clients who all know that he is always there for them and their families.  Sam appears for clients in the District and High Courts and in a support capacity with Ron on serious, complex and profile cases at trial.

Joel Woods, Barrister

Joel, is the new man in Ron’s corner having returned from a stint in New York. Joel hails from Taupo and graduated from the University of Otago with an LLB and BCom (majoring in Marketing and Design). Joel has a calm approach that belies a persuasive and informed talent. He has an eye for detail and the patience to search out evidential issues that can be turn of the case for a client. He is already a valued member of the team. Joel will be regularly appearing in the District and High Court and is already supporting Ron with a number of high profile cases.

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