Don Smarrelli


Don is one of the original founding partners of the firm when it commenced in 1979. Over the years, Don has practised in most areas of law in the many jurisdictions and continues to draw on his experience as principal of firm. Don also acts as general counsel to several of the firm’s marquee clients both locally and internationally.

In addition to his law experience, Don has been involved in and significantly contributed to several community service organisations and was awarded a Medal of Order of Australia(OAM) in 2007 for his services to multiculturalism and the community, particularly through fund raising activities for medical research.

Don currently holds the following positions:

  • Chairman of the Assisi Centre Limited. in Rosanna which is ‘a not for profit’ religious and charitable aged care organisation. The Centre was established in the early 1990s and has developed and flourished where it now provides 150 beds for the aging Italian community in need.

  • A Board member of the Toccolan Club, which is ‘a not for profit  organisation established  in 1990 by a group of people who shared Italian heritage. The club is devoted to assisting our adopted Australian community by raising  charitable funds which have been donated to other organisations including The Royal Childrens Hospital, World Vision and the Asthma & Leukaemia Foundations.
  • Board Member and Chairman of Human Resource subcommittee of the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) which has been working for 25 years exclusively with refugee and migrant young people to help build better lives as they settle into Australian life.
  • Don was also a former member of the Council for Multicultural Australia (CMA), an advisory body to the Federal Government on matters of Multiculturalism.
Don can be contacted directly via email at

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