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Anna Balmer

Anna Balmer



Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

Accredited Criminal Law Specialists
Recommended Lawyer Doyle's Guide 2024

About Anna

Anna completed her Law Degree at Bond University in Queensland in 2008. Anna undertook her articles of clerkship with Galbally & O’Bryan lawyers working with Peter Ward and Paul Galbally until 2009.

Anna started at Balmer & Associates in 2009.

Since 2009 Anna has gained extensive experience across a range of youth crime, summary crime and indictable proceedings appearing as a solicitor in all Victorian court jurisdictions.

In 2014 Anna was recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist. In January 2018 Anna was elected to the Executive Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria's Criminal Law  Section. The Executive Committee is a representative body comprised of Criminal Lawyers acting on behalf of Criminal Lawyers across the state. Anna held this position until December 2019.

Since 2019 Anna has focused on Family Violence Intervention Order and Personal Safety Intervention Order matters appearing often in these applications for both the applicant and the respondent in all Magistrates’ Court locations across Victoria.

In 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023 and 2024 Anna was recommended by Doyle’s Guide as being a Leading Traffic and DUI Lawyer and recommended as a Leading Criminal Lawyer across 2019-2024.

Anna is also a member of the Victoria Legal Aid Indictable Crime, Summary Crime and Youth Crime Panels.  

In 2023 Anna became managing Principal of Balmer & Associates, with the purpose of continuing the legacy of Bernie Balmer, determined to assist those who find themselves in a position where contacting an experience criminal lawyer is necessary.


Anna is focused on social justice, defending the rights of an individual and ensuring a fair and just trial.


“Anna was absolutely amazing! Extremely thorough, knowelagleable, ethical, patient and hard working. She guided me through the whole process and showed genuine care in my case. I can't thank you enough. I highly recommend Anna and her team."


If you are looking for an experienced criminal lawyer contact Anna today.

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