Our family lawyers

Warwick Jones | Partner

Founding and senior partner of Jones Mitchell Lawyers, Warwick (Rick) specialises in working with clients with more complex family law cases. These include property and financial cases as well as some difficult children’s cases including relocation (both domestic and international) and Hague Convention (international child abduction) cases. Rick is recommended by Doyles' Guide as one of only two preeminent family lawyers on the Gold Coast.

Accredited Family Specialist
Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section - Member FLPA - Member

Dan Bottrell | Partner

An Accredited Family Law Specialist, Dan is recommended by Doyles' Guide as one of only two preeminent family lawyers on the Gold Coast. Dan’s approach to family law is encapsulated in Dale Turner’s saying: "Power and wisdom is not our capacity to make war but our capacity to prevent it". Given the highly emotive nature of family law, Dan assists his clients to distil the important issues and resolve them as amicably, quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Accredited Family Specialist
Queensland Collaborative Law - Member Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section - Member FLPA - Member

Katharine Atkins | Consultant

An Accredited Family Law Specialist since 1997 and an accomplished family law practitioner, Kathy now spends much of her time mentoring Jones Mitchell’s family lawyers and teaching at Bond University. A strong role model for the Jones Mitchell professional team, Kathy lives by Joseph Joubert’s words "to teach is to learn twice".

Accredited Family Specialist
Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section - Member FLPA - Member

Kate Graham | Associate

An Accredited Family Law Specialist, Kate assists clients to remain focussed on the “big picture” and achieving the most economical overall outcome, rather than allowing matters to become entrenched in the emotive conflict that family law cases often involve.

Accredited Family Specialist
Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section - Member FLPA - Member

Orlena Moloney | Associate

With a family law career spanning more than 11 years, Orlena has recently been named Gold Coast's only "Rising Star" in the peer-rated Doyle's Guide. Orlena ensures her clients receive realistic advice and understand the relevant aspects of their case from a very early stage. Practising exclusively in family law and focussing on complex parenting cases, she believes this advice empowers her clients to make better decisions which will lead to earlier resolutions.

Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section - Member FLPA - Member

Ailsa Day | Lawyer

A recipient of the Bond University Award for Academic Excellence, Ailsa practises exclusively in family law and achieves a holistic resolution for her clients. Ailsa has a particular interest in resolving family law cases with complex financial issues, especially those involving corporate entities.  She also particularly enjoys resolving cases involving the recovery of children.

Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section - Member FLPA - Member

Belinda Paterson | Lawyer

Belinda assists her clients to achieve a smooth resolution of their family law cases in a timely and cost-effective manner. Belinda strongly believes in the benefits of using alternate dispute resolution techniques to resolve her clients’ family law issues and has completed collaborative law training. An experienced family lawyer, Belinda is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association, Queensland Collaborative Law, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, and the Gold Coast Collaborative Law Practice Group.

Queensland Collaborative Law - Member Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section - Member FLPA - Member

Joelene Seaton | Lawyer

Joelene is passionate about assisting her clients to resolve their legal disputes out-of-court and achieve the best possible results. She understands separation and divorce can be one of the most challenging times in people's lives and enjoys helping people resolve their issues, get through the tough times and move on with their lives. An experienced family lawyer with 10 years experience, Joelene recently returned to working at Jones Mitchell Lawyers. She is able to advise clients on all legal matters arising out of matrimonial or de facto relationships and estate disputes.  

Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section - Member FLPA - Member

Olivia Jennar-Bryant | Lawyer

Olivia strongly believes there is no “one size fits all” approach to resolving family law matters. She is passionate about identifying the needs of each individual client and tailoring her approach accordingly. Olivia works closely with Warwick Jones across all aspects of family law including complex property settlements, parenting matters and divorce. She has a particular interest in cases involving the relocation of a child, both domestic and international.

Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section - Member FLPA - Member

Drew Riley | Lawyer

With both parents practising lawyers and always interested in their profession, Drew had a strong chance of going into law. But practising in Australia and in family was not always on the cards. After growing up in Los Angeles, Drew moved to Australia to study law and intends on staying and practising family law at Jones Mitchell Lawyers. With a major focus on settling matters out of court, Drew is enjoying working in a field where he genuinely helps clients move on with their lives as quickly as possible.

FLPA - Member