Step One: Inititial Consultation and Advice

This is where you meet with one of our lawyers and discuss the unique complexities of the case. We will provide you with an upfront appraisal of the costs of your case and your potential eligibility for Victorian Legal Aid. At this stage you will receive preliminary advice on the likely direction of the case and we obtain initial instructions.

Step Two: Case Plan

Every case is different and a strong case plan is vital to maximise chances for success. At this stage develop and strategise a case plan on how to achieve the best result for you and your family. It is then we begin aggressively negotiating with the opposing side and develop strategies that will achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Step Three: Court

Court can be extraordinarily stressful and can often occur at short notice. We will give you an experienced legal team to strongly represent you when you have your day in court. We will ensure that one of our criminal lawyers or barristers will be there to assist you to ensure the best outcome for your case.


Originally established in 2003 as C. Marshall & Associates with proud roots in the West. We rebranded in 2021 as Marshall Jovanovska Ralph Criminal Lawyers. We are a boutique, results orientated criminal law firm who will defend your rights vigorously in court. Our lawyers are respected and talented advocates who appear in all courts everyday. We will listen to your side of the story and put forward a positive defensive strategy for your case. We are conveniently located in the Melbourne CBD as well as in the western suburbs in Sunshine. We appear in all courts in Australia. No case is too complex and we practice solely in criminal law.

Our firm is renowned for defending serious and complex crime.

Contested Hearings, Trials and Appeals

We take on the tough cases and will represent anyone without fear or favour. No case is too complex. Our decades of experience will help guide you through the criminal justice system so you get the best possible outcome.

We focus on quality only

We are a results orientated firm. We believe that each case takes time and vigorous analysis. We ensure that each client is in constant contact regarding their case. Our solicitors are dedicated advocates and appear in court everyday.

Bail Applications

Bail Applications are vital, and if not prepared properly then can add unneccessary trauma to your case. We apply for bail strategically and argue all available points to ensure that you and your family members have the best chance of success.

Experience Matters. We have defended over 7000+ people


Our lawyers have successfully defended thousands of people charged with serious criminal offences. We are experienced, dedicated and ready to defend.

We examine the case from all angles

We examine all the legal, factual, evidentiary and scientific aspects of the case to ensure that your rights are protected. We regularly brief top barristers, psychologists, psychiatrists, expert witnesses, SC's and QC's to leave no stone unturned.


No matter what crime you are charged with, contact our lawyers to discuss your case.

Bail applications are the initial stage of securing someone’s freedom. Our firm has successfully represented many thousands of bail applications in the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts. We are experienced trial lawyers and appeal advocates, regularly achieving excellent results for our clients. It doesn’t matter what crime you or your family is charged with or in which jurisdiction our firm has the experience and the talent to be able to defend your case.

Just because you or a loved one is accused of committing a serious criminal offence where someone is injured or killed doesn’t mean that you are guilty of an offence. You should speak to our lawyers early on in the case in order to best prepare for the allegations against you.

Family violence and IVO charges are some of the most common charges in our justice system. It is an area of law that requires specialised knowledge in terms of intervention orders as well as the criminal justice system. If you have been subject to allegations of family violence or been subject to an intervention order you should contact us now. We handle serious allegations of family violence.

Our lawyers appear in many different driving cases in all jurisdictions ranging from drinking driving to driving whilst suspended to vehicular manslaughter. If your licence or liberty is at risk please call us so we can assess your case.

Our office has represented over 7,000 people charged with all sorts of property, violent and sexual offences. If you or a loved one is charged with these offences you need experienced lawyers and solicitor advocates to defend you.

These are generally known as ‘dishonesty offences’ and can devastating effects on your liberty and future employment. Dishonesty offences can range from a simple shop theft all the way up to sophisticated white collar deceptions spanning into the millions of dollars. Our lawyers have seen and defended against all of these charges and are here to defend you.

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Our Team

Our team of criminal lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that your rights and interests are protected. Every lawyer is experienced and appears in court everyday. Our team prides itself on innovative and bold defences, persuasive advocacy and excellent results.

Cameron Marshall

Founding Partner and Criminal Law Specialist

MB, BSc, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip LP

Cameron Marshall founded C. Marshall & Associates (now Marshall Jovanovska & Ralph) in January 2003. He was recognised as a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law in 2006. Cameron graduated with degrees in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University in 1997 and has practised exclusively in criminal law ever since. He is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Supreme Court of Western Australia and in the High Court of Australia.

Daniela Jovanovska


BComm, LL.B

Daniela Jovanovska graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University in 1998 and a degree in Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University in 1996. Recognised as an Accredited Specialist in 2006 whilst in defence, Daniela continued her specialisation until 2010 after being in the employ at the O.P.P.With experience in both defending and prosecuting, Daniela has a rare of understanding of defending complex prosecutions. Daniela is fluent in Macedonian & conversant in Serbian and Croatian.

Felix Ralph


BA (Criminology)/LL.B, GradDipLP

Felix Ralph joined the firm in 2014. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) and Bachelor of Law at Monash University where he won prizes for Criminal Investigation Law & Procedure and also in Elements of Forensic Medicine. He attended the College of Law under full scholarship. Felix is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Felix became partner in 2019 and is in charge of the Melbourne office. Felix focuses on serious indictable crime, trial and appellate work.

Alex Turner

Senior Associate

LLB, GradDipLP

Alex joined the firm in 2021 as a Senior Associate. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at La Trobe University and was admitted as a lawyer in 2016. Alex enjoys a reputation as a hard working and persuasive advocate who is well known in the Western suburbs of Melbourne for his ability to obtain excellent results for his clients. Alex is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and appears in all jursidctions across the state.

Alex Shirrefs

Solicitor Advocate

BA (Archeology), J.D., GradDipLP

Alex Shirrefs joined the firm in 2018 first as a law clerk and then as an admitted lawyer in 2020. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Archeology) and Juris Doctor at Monash University. He attended the College of Law and holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Alex is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Alex is a skilful and thorough advocate who appears in all jurisdictions across the state including in contested bail hearings, plea, contested hearings.

Anna Hoang

Office Manager

BComm, M.I.B., J.D.

Anna Hoang joined the firm in 2017 and is the practice and office manager. Anna has completed a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Marketing and Management), Master of International Business and a Juris Doctorate from Monash University. Anna is responsible for the management of the firm and liaising with clients. She enjoys a reputation as an efficienct and effective manager and communicator. Anna is fluent in Vietnamese and conversant in Mandarin.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to consult us for an initial free consultation to discuss the needs of your case


238 Hampshire Road SUNSHINE VIC AUS
Office 1, Level 5 443 Little Collins Street MELBOURNE  VIC  AUS

Phone Number

(03) 9311 8500