Team

Meet the Team

Stephen Lucas

Stephen Lucas

Principal Solicitor

Stephen Lucas is the Principal Solicitor of Kingston Lawyers. He commenced practise in 1995 and has enjoyed a successful legal career. Stephen commenced work as a sole proprietor in 1997 at age 22. Stephen then acquired various firms including:

Betty Caulfield Solicitors

Thomas James Solicitors

Lombard and Associates

Tetley McNamara and Murphy

Ian Moffatt and Associates

Kevin Greggory Solicitors

and then founding Kingston Lawyers in 2011.

Kingston Lawyers was founded on the belief that a law firm should be long standing and enduring beyond the retirement of lawyers. Kingston Lawyers now holds more than 10,000 Wills and important documents for clients.

During his career Stephen has practised in most areas of dispute resolution in commercial, criminal and private law including family law. Stephen acts as a barrister and solicitor and has been involved in many hundreds of matters in a successful career.

Stephen has enjoyed mentoring  many young lawyers some of whom now hold very senior legal positions. Stephen has published articles on Estate Planning, Family Law, Commercial and Wills Disputes. Stephen is active in the community providing pro bono advice to a number of worthy charities.

Outside of law Stephen enjoys spending time with his family. Stephen enjoys most sports and also reading case law and history.

Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • M.A.I.C.D.
  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal and High Courts of Australia Memberships
  • Law Institute of Victoria (Committee Member) Law Council of Australia Business Law Section Law Council of Australia Family Law Section Australian Institute of Company Directors (15 years plus)
Jake Harris

Jake Harris

Solicitor

A new addition to the Kingston Lawyers team, Jake brings a detailed and analytical approach to his work and is now practicing in Wills and Estates and Property Law. As an energetic and dedicated lawyer, he is passionate about providing excellent client service and is focused on assisting clients achieve their goals.

Jake completed a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law. During his studies, he would volunteer at Fitzroy Legal Service assisting those most in need with a range of different issues.

Understanding that his clients are often going through a difficult period in their lives, Jake aims to take the stress out of these situations with practical advice and an empathetic approach.

James Shannon

James Shannon

Solicitor

With a background in financial services, James brings to Kingston Lawyers a commercial mindset, with a focus on delivering practical and swift outcomes for the firm’s clients.

James completed a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts at Charles Darwin University, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law. Throughout his studies, he obtained broad experience with large city law firms and a small regional firm.

When not practicing law, James fancies himself as quite the oratorical coach of a local Under 10s football team.

Mariah Tiganis

Mariah Tiganis

Solicitor

Mariah Tiganis

Mariah has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Literature)/Bachelor of Laws at the Australian Catholic University, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Mariah has a financial services background and has an interest in litigation and family law which she hopes to expand her knowledge on.

Mariah was born in the United States, is of Greek and Chilean descent, and is able to read, write and speak basic Greek. She is hoping to teach herself Spanish in the future. Mariah enjoys baking, reading fantasy fiction novels and spending time with her family during her down time.

Angela Richards

Angela Richards

Conveyancing Manager

Angela is Kingston Lawyers’ Conveyancing expert with over 25 years of experience. She joined the Kingston Lawyers team in 2013 bringing with her a wealth of knowledge in residential, commercial and off-the-plan transactions.
Angela understands that buying and selling your home or property can be stressful and will be with you every step of the way to ensure that your electronic settlement is smoothly completed.
Angela’s leadership and positive attitude is not only displayed in the office but also on the tennis court. Angela also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Lori Weare

Lori Weare

Assistant Conveyancing Manager

Lori is our Assistant Conveyancing Manager who has come to us with 22 years of experience as a conveyancer in both legal and conveyancing settings. Lori can assist you with all your property transactions and support you through what may seem like an overwhelming and stressful period, with her positive and friendly demeanour.

Outside of work, Lori is a devoted mother to her two children, Sienna and Tahj. Lori enjoys spending her free time running, paddle boarding and jet-skiing.

Jayden Casselson

Jayden Casselson

Trainee Solicitor

Jayden is currently completing a double degree of a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in finance as well as Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Monash University. Since joining Kingston Lawyers, Jayden has loved delving into various areas of law and having the opportunity to interact with different people from various backgrounds.

Beyond his academics, Jayden is enthused by various sports, none more significant than soccer. Jayden also spends his weekends lifeguarding at the local swimming pool.

Jayden is looking forward to expanding his expertise in all aspects of practising law and learning how to provide the best experience for his clients.

Tiffany Yeo

Tiffany Yeo

Trainee Solicitor

Tiffany is currently completing a double degree of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting at Monash University. Having had experience in conveyancing, Tiffany is eager to broaden her exposure to various areas of law and assist clients to the best of her ability.

Outside of her studies, Tiffany enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing volleyball. She also hopes to travel the world and experience different cultures when she is able.

Sam Guo

Sam Guo

Trainee Solicitor

Sam is currently completing a double degree comprising of a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Chinese Mandarin) at Monash University. Sam has a keen interest in family law among other fields and is very enthusiastic to develop her skills for her future legal profession.

Sam has a wide range of interests outside of the legal field. She participates in aerial arts and plays piano in her spare time.

Katarina Martinic

Katarina Martinic

Trainee Solicitor

Katarina is currently completing a double degree of a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Criminology and Human Rights) as well as a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Monash University.  Katarina has an interest in employment law, family law and criminal law. Katarina hopes to bring empathy and understanding to her role, as well as an understanding of diverse backgrounds, as she is both Polish and Croatian and is able to communicate in both languages. With years of experience in various customer service roles, Katarina understands the importance of tailoring customer service and experience to the specific client. Outside of law, Katarina enjoys playing tennis, going to the gym and spending time with her friends and family.

Katarina is an avid lover of travel and enjoys visiting her family in Europe and exploring new places.

 

Natalie Lenwood

Natalie Lenwood

Trainee Solicitor

Natalie is currently completing a double degree of a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Anthropology, minoring in Psychology) at Monash University. Natalie is looking forward to gaining valuable experience in all aspects of the legal field, as well as developing important skills for her future legal career. Despite being her first experience working in the legal profession, Natalie has worked in the hospitality industry for the past 6 years, and hopes to bring her customer service and communication skills to the role. Outside of work, Natalie enjoys playing netball, drinking coffee and spending time with friends and family.

Teegan Casselson

Teegan Casselson

Trainee Solicitor

Teegan is currently completing a double degree of a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts, at Monash University. Teegan is looking forward to developing her skills and gaining exposure to all aspects of the legal field. She is excited to bring her enthusiasm and communication skills to Kingston Lawyers and their clients. Outside of the workplace Teegan enjoys playing netball and spending time with friends and family.