Our Team

Our team at our offices across Brisbane ( Newstead, Murrarie, and Milton) and at North Lakes, are dedicated to assisting people to deal with what is often the most challenging thing they’ve had to face during their lives.

Don Macpherson

Don Macpherson has been widely regarded as one of the Premier Family Lawyers in Brisbane and North Lakes for more than 20 years. He was one of the very first lawyers in Qld accredited as a Family Law Specialist in 1996, and was the first Lawyer to be accredited as a Family Law Specialist in both NSW and Qld in 1999.

Prior to starting his own firm, Macpherson Family Law in 2017, Don was the Brisbane Managing Partner for a leading Qld Law firm, leading a family law team of 10 across 3 offices.

Starting Macpherson Family Law has allowed Don to focus directly on the needs of clients, assisting and advising them during what is often the most challenging time of their lives.

Don’s Approach

“My function and focus is to help people deal with what is often the worst thing that has happened to them in their lives. As well as giving expert family law advice people need and are entitled to receive common sense, practical guidance and leadership in very challenging times, and that’s part of the role I see myself providing”.

Don’s Expertise

Don has practised in Family and Divorce Law for more than 30 years and has been an Accredited Family Law Specialist since 1996. He is widely known as one of the premier Family Lawyers in Queensland. For more detailed information see Don’s CV

Outside the Law

Don is married and father to two girls. His interests include virtually every type of sport, and he remains a rather inactive member of the Australian Lawyers Surfing Association. In an earlier life (last century) he represented Queensland and Australia in Touch Football. He is a member of the Assembly of Catholic Professionals, and he and Lesa are actively involved in a charity in the Brisbane Catholic Archdiocese.

Lesa Macpherson

Associate - Lesa Macpherson


Lesa’s experience

Lesa has extensive and varied experience in relation to children including

  • Child Care Centre Director
  • Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

This background helps to inform Don's work in the area of children's matters.

Outside the business

Lesa is the mother of two girls.  She is actively involved in Charity work in the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.