Experienced Lawyers in Melbourne & across regional Victoria

The Stratus Legal Group is a group of highly experienced lawyers in several locations throughout Melbourne & across regional Victoria.

About Stratus Legal Group

We have the knowledge and experience to meet and exceed your expectations and offer a variety of services customised to fit your specific needs.

The Stratus Legal Group Story

Many law firms all claim to be different from their rivals but what actually makes them any different?

Here at Stratus Legal Group, we have risen based on the idea that new law isn’t a future concept, it is the present. That just simply what has always been should remain, doesn’t have to be and that you, the client, are the most valuable asset to the firm.

Communication is everything and you matter to us. We focus on truly fixed prices to provide you with peace of mind. We aren’t here to boost our egos as we firmly believe collaborating will ensure the best results for our client’s and having over 60 years of experience that knows the difference between the time to collaborate and the time to put the foot down.

This important difference is what drives Stratus each and every day. Stratus is a firm that is more than just catchy tag lines and full of law degrees, Stratus is a highly experienced and committed team here for you who always believed in finding the right solution for their clients, not merely an ‘acceptable’ one.

Our Stratus Legal Group share a passion for excellence and is the solution you have been searching for.


We are proud to be members of the following organisations

The Core Team

Kathryn Oswald

Kathryn was motivated to become a lawyer after witnessing the mistreatment of clients by their lawyers. Driven with a focus on the clients’ journey, and Kathryn's first hand life experiences, combined with her wealth of experience in Property Law, Business matters, Family Law and Estate Law, she has a passion to deliver legal services like no other. In 2019 Kathryn was the recipient of the ‘Employee of the Year’ award at the Glenelg Shire Business & Tourism Awards.

Being a country girl at heart, Kathryn was a driving force for the firm to provide legal services throughout regional Victoria, which then allowed for new career opportunities within the regional community. She also thoroughly enjoys mentoring team members to strive for their goals and her as well, landing her as a Finalist for the Wellness Advocate at the 2022 Partner of the Year Awards.

Kathryn is passionate for outside-the-box thinking and providing the right, quality solutions for her clients. This same passion is also found in her involvement as a member for the local Women in Business. Fortunately for us, Kathryn still finds the time to oversee the day-to-day management of the firm, run around after her two young kids and help out on their family lifestyle property.

Employee of The Year                 Partner of the Year Finalist                 Australian Womens Small Business Champion Finalist

Alex O'Donohue

Heading the Estates Department is the ever-passionate Alex O’Donohue. Alex's experience extends to all aspects of Estate matters including estate planning from the usual couple wills through to complex testamentary trust requirements, Grant of Probate and Letter of Administration matters, contested Estates, Will Disputes and Estate Disputes.

Alex decided to become a lawyer because he is passionate about helping and representing the most vulnerable members of society. Alex understands that each client has a unique set of circumstances which requires a personalised approach, and he dedicates himself to achieving excellent outcomes for all of his clients. His passion drives him to bring his services to clients in their homes right throughout Victoria and even every so often beyond the state.

When Alex is not busy running the Estates Department for the firm, he thoroughly enjoys playing golf, watching a variety of different sports, and escaping bustling Melbourne by travelling.

Amy Brown

In a unique position, Amy Brown is the only non-lawyer of the Stratus Legal Group’s executive team, which shows her dedication and passion as an Associate of the firm. In addition to her management duties which sees her heavily involved in the administrative team, Amy is also the right-hand lady to Alex in his Estates department.

Exceedingly driven for excellence in every aspect of the firm, Amy is obsessive in ensuring the superior experience of the firm’s clientele. This sees her passion for finessing processes within the firm, safeguarding it performs at its uppermost level. With not only an amazing eye for detail, her forte also extends to estate planning, deceased estates, property law and commercial matters.

Outside of managing our team, Amy loves to spend time with her growing family, trips away, shopping and watching her beloved Richmond Tigers at the MCG.

What Our Clients Say

Read what some of our past clients have to say. The ethics and reputation of each one of our lawyers, precedes them individually and us as a firm.

I have used Stratus Legal Group several times now and have found them to be very professional. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They constantly keep you updated and are a pleasure to deal

I have used Stratus Melbourne now for the selling of a couple of properties and a sub division, with all transactions I have been informed every step and everything has been hassle free and efficient.

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Stratus were an amazing business to deal with. They were responsive, educated and comforting in regards to my matter. I felt as though I was being listened to and treated as a person rather than

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