Domestic Violence Lawyer Brisbane

The majority of people in Queensland and New South Wales do not realise that domestic violence is not merely threatening or physical violence in a relationship. If a domestic relationship exists then swearing or even name calling is sufficient enough for an act of domestic violence. In these cases and others, a Protection Order may need to be brought forward urgently with strict temporary conditions until the matter is settled.

Cullen Lawyers have helped numerous private applicants and respondents facing Protection Order Applications. We have the ability and experience to resolve these highly emotional matters quickly and effectively for you.

In New South Wales, the legislation enables the Local Courts to make Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO’s) for people in need. AVO’s can be divided into two categories with orders imposed in the below circumstances:

  1. Orders that involve allegations of violence where a domestic relationship with the respondent exists; and
  2. Personal Violence Orders (PVO’s) in matters of allegations of violence against a person for all other aggrieved persons subject to violence.

If you are an Applicant or Respondent to a matter involving an application for a Protection order or AVO, Cullen Lawyers can provide prompt legal advice and represent you from the start to completion of your case.

Contact us today, we are here to best represent you.


Reliability, integrity and confidence.


Our court experience and experience across a wide range of complex legal issues allows us to provide you with technical and tactical legal advice you need. We offer confidence and peace of mind.


We are not the cliché arrogant lawyers you’ll find in big firms. Instead, we focus on working hard on what matters to you, no matter how big or small your legal problem is.

Corey Cullen

Corey Cullen, Director

Corey graduated with Honours in the Bachelor of Laws from the University of Southern Queensland. He is an accredited member of the QLD Law Society and admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Corey specialises in criminal and family court matters. He is a strong advocate for anyone in need of professional advice. He has extensive experience in numerous criminal law jurisdictions and family law matters in the Family Law Court of Australia.

He personally handles matters ranging from traffic offences and minor drug possession to high profile matters involving state, national and international crime syndicates and serious violent crime.

He also attends with clients regularly at investigative hearings such as ASIC investigations or being summons to the Crime and Corruption Commission or the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

He personally handles matters in the Magistrates, District and Supreme courts of Queensland and matters in the Local, District and Supreme courts of New South Wales.

He has instructed Queens Counsel and Senior Counsel in the Court of Appeal in both Queensland and New South Wales.

Corey believes in a fair hearing for everyone and has an avid interest in criminal law and family law. He enjoys, rugby league, horse racing, the great outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.


In July 2015, my life was turned upside down. My little brother and best mate Justin died in a tragic surf accident. He was only 24.

Burying my brother is the hardest thing my family and I have ever had to do. We still miss him each and everyday.

At Cullen Lawyers we understand and appreciate that times can be tough. There is a sliver lining to the dark and tough times. We are here to help you through.

This is in remembrance of you my brother.

Justin Cullen