Kellee Fogg has been with Whitsunday Law as a solicitor since 2004 and as it’s Director since 2016.
Kellee has an impressive repertoire of experience in many facets of law, including but not limited to, wills and estates, debt recovery, business law, commercial law and her main passion, property law. Kellee’s one-on-one client focused, and practical methods make her highly sought after in her fields of expertise.
Kellee’s “spare” time when she is not running a busy law firm is the domestic bliss of being a personal maid/assistant/consultant/chef/taxi and dance mum to her children alongside her husband. As a master of time management, patience and the complicated niches of law Kellee combines process, cost effectiveness, legal knowledge with practicality when acting for her clients.
As the head of the Whitsunday Law team, Kellee strives to set an example of professionalism and genuine care for clients and in doing so, has gained the loyalty of a team of professionals who “would take a bullet for her, not in the heart or anything, but definitely in the leg”.
Being admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1974, John has almost 50 years of experience as a practitioner in regional Queensland, all of which has been spent in the Whitsundays. He joined Whitsunday Law in 2008 when his law firm, John Ryan and Co, merged with Whitsunday Law. John is an consultant with the Firm.
John practices across many areas of law and also acts as a consultant advising the Firm’s solicitors and paralegals. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Notaries (Queensland) and is currently the only Notary Public in the Whitsunday region.
John describes himself as a general practitioner in the true sense of the word more out of necessity than anything else, as a result carrying on practice in regional Queensland. John’s main areas of professional interest encompass Estates, Family Law, Criminal Law and Litigation. He also has an interest in Maritime and Aviation Law. John has held a unrestricted pilots licence for most of his adult life and he has a keen interest in aviation as well as being an inveterate traveler.
As the region’s most experienced practicing solicitor, John also maintains strong ties to the Whitsunday community, where he has had an active involvement with Rotary (having been president of the club on two occasions) and in initiating the Whitsunday Prostate Cancer Support Group. Over the years John has been involved in many community organizations including as chairperson of the Whitsunday Housing Association and the Red Shield Appeal for very many years.
Beginning her career here with Whitsunday Law, Tahlia Richardson now adds years of experience in her fields of expertise to our team.
With a sharp attention to detail to compliment her knowledge and experience in Conveyancing, Property Law, Succession and Family Law, Tahlia’s expertise and thoroughness in these fields make her a vital part of our team and an asset to anyone requiring legal assistance.
Tahlia’s warm friendly demeanor and love of the law make her a passionate and dedicated advocate for her clients, and mixing these traits with her sharp wit, penchant for literature, good chocolate and splash of sass makes her a solicitor to rival even some of her more experienced colleagues. She also has emergency vodka in her desk that we haven’t needed yet, but it shows the level of team player she is, looking out for her colleagues.
Sienna Mau is our conveyancing paralegal and is focusing her knowledge base on excelling in cottage conveyancing (buying and selling residential houses, units & vacant Land).
Sienna is dedicated to her work to ensure the conveyancing process is smooth and co-ordinated so that your property is protected along with all of your legal rights. Sienna strive’s to offer excellent service and advice.
Sheri is the driving force behind the scenes of Whitsunday Law. With over 25 years of experience in law firms and over a decade of business, accounting, and managerial expertise.
Sheri is responsible for the everyday running of not only the inter-office procedures and policies, accounts, and HR management, she also ensures that the firm remains compliant with best practices, legislation, and Queensland Law Society requirements in all aspects of the firms running. This allows our clients to be rest assured that their legal matters, finances, and confidentiality are being maintained to the highest of standards. We also truly need her because she is better at math than any of the rest of us, by a lot.
Outside of the office Sheri also has a managerial role at home, overseeing a staff of three (referred to as her husband and children) and fills what minimal spare time with exercise, fitness, hunting imaginary creatures, and a “small” shopping addiction for high fashion and sketchers.
Trisha brings over a decade of experience in administration to the Whitsunday Law team. Dubbed the “wearer of many hats”, Trisha is able to multitask roles throughout the Firm with the ease of years of experience. These roles include but definitely are not limited to assisting our solicitors with legal matters, running the day-to-day accounts of the Firm alongside the office manager, assisting with a wide array of conveyancing matters and a general knowledge of both legal and accounting matters and liaising with new and current clients to ensure they are kept well informed. Trisha is also responsible for payroll procedures; we are all terribly nice to her once a week because of this.
As the mother and practicing adult of her family alongside her partner, Trisha’s time after hours is spread amongst her adult children and the two adorable little human cyclones that rule her household. With that and work, she actually even manages to have time to indulge in her artistic side from cosplay creation to fairy gardens.
Jane brings her previous Real Estate and financial background, knowledge of QCAT procedures and minor civil disputes to the team. Jane draws on her knowledge to assist both private and corporate clients through the claims and debt recovery process. Jane also acts as personal assistant to John Ryan and assists (as well as leeches all the knowledge she can from him), on his matters.
Currently studying Law at CQU and about to begin her third year, she is excited to continue learning the specialties she is majoring in, as well as learning more about other fields of law. Except Tax Law. Because she thinks it’s boring.
In her spare time away from work and study, Jane is a personal and unpaid Uber driver for her small humans. Jane hates long walks on the beach because she gets sand in her shoes and loves her dog Basil more than cake (and that is a lot).
Whilst being the youngest in the firm, Giulian’s professionalism in the workplace does not waiver. Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Giulian made his transition to the Whitsundays and discovered the Whitsunday Law firm, having joined the team in 2022. He has moved through the ranks as a receptionist and prior assistant to Mr John Ryan, currently he is personal assistant to Mrs Kellee Fogg, Director/Legal Practitioner, whilst helping out in other areas of law. Namely, family law, wills and estates, criminal law, conveyancing, leases/commercial property and litigation.
Traditionally, Giulian is a professional violinist and has studied the instrument for close to 15 years. He enjoys spending his (limited) spare time by playing the violin and a plethora of other instruments, although the list would probably be shorter as to the instruments he can’t play.
Whilst concurrently studying Law online at Griffith University, he hopes to become a competent and diligent solicitor in the near future. Entering his final year in 2023 he is set to graduate early 2024.
Manning the front line for Whitsunday Law and ensuring the day to day running of the Firm goes smoothly, Paris brings her extensive knowledge and background in customer service to Whitsunday Law. Formerly of a managerial background, Paris is the first point of contact for all new enquiries and is a fountain of knowledge for our clients when they require assistance and guidance through the first steps of engaging with Whitsunday Law. As well as her office duties Paris also assists the Conveyancing Team and the solicitors with any overflow giving her fundamental knowledge in all of the aspects of Whitsunday Laws services.
Aligned with Whitsunday Law’s belief that first impressions matter, Paris’ professional, effervescent and genuinely caring demeanor make her the poster girl for putting our client’s needs first. As connoisseur of fine tea, purveyor of spectacular snack platters and maker of delicious office treats, we are all also positive that Paris was Betty Crocker in a former life.
In her spare time she enjoys Listening to Taylor Swift, Reading and Succumbing to her ever-growing stationery addiction.
Paris can be contacted on:
Direct Phone: 07 4948 7000
Suite 3 Cumberland House, 2-4 Island Drive,
Cannnonvale, QLD, 4802