Meet our team

At Evans Family Lawyers, we have a group of experienced solicitors and support staff that will look after you from the moment that you first make contact with us.

Andrea Evans

BA LLB MAppLaw

Director

Andrea has worked exclusively in family law for more than 20 years.

Andrea graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney with a combined Arts/Laws degree. She also has a Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law, has completed a Master of Laws in Applied Family Law, is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and is a qualified mediator.

Andrea has practised in specialist family law firms in Canberra and Sydney and is admitted as a Solicitor to the NSW Supreme Court, High Court of Australia and the ACT Supreme Court. Andrea is also a qualified Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Andrea has extensive experience appearing as a Solicitor Advocate in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the ACT and NSW Courts.

Bronte Maddaford

BEd JD(Hons)

Solicitor

Bronte brings a wealth of knowledge of children and families to Evans Family Lawyers.

Before entering the legal profession, Bronte had an extensive career in education. Some of her experiences include: co-founder and principal of a small independent school in Daylesford, Victoria; leadership in working with the Education Department and other schools in developing and implementing the Bendigo Education Plan; plus numerous years in the classroom.

Bronte completed her Juris Doctor with Honours and is an accredited Mediator with the Australian Mediators’ Association. Bronte is also a qualified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Outside of the office Bronte is an avid lover of theatre, with a particular interest and passion towards musical theatre.  

Andrew Evans

Business Manager, Licensed Conveyancer

Andrew was educated in Sydney where he lived until moving to the Southern Tablelands of NSW. Andrew joined Evans Family Lawyers as Business Manager and NSW Licensed Conveyancer. Andrew has been providing conveyancing services for clients in the ACT and NSW for purchases and sales. Conveyancing continues to be an area of focus for Andrew as Evans Family Lawyers expands and grows.

Jann Spicer

Legal Secretary/PA

Jann’s experience as a transcription typist and legal secretary means that she is perfectly placed to provide our office with a level of support that can be hard to find. Jann is responsible for providing support to the director of our firm for all of the legal work.

Radhika Bhatia

Paralegal

Radhika has strong research skills and has done some casual work as a journalist for a university magazine. She is completing an Arts/Law degree at ANU and has a strong work ethic and excellent written communication skills.

Emma Lethcer-Boldt

Paralegal

Emma has almost finished a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of International Relations degree at ANU. Emma has a keen interest in Family Law and has excellent organisational abilities and people skills.

Rhiannon Esau

Paralegal

Rhiannon is nearing the end of a combined Law & Arts degree at ANU. Rhiannon is hardworking and enthusiastic and is enjoying gaining legal experience with us at Evans Family Lawyers. Rhiannon is exceptionally organised and has excellent communication skills.

Michelle Lee

Paralegal

Michelle is studying a Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of politics, Philosophy and Economics at ANU. Michelle went to Canberra Girls Grammar for year 12 and has worked in the public service and in the legal field before coming to Evans Family Lawyers. Michelle is one of our team of paralegals who bring their enthusiasm and energy to their work in the office.

Naomi Thornhill

Legal Secretary, Conveyancing Clerk

Naomi joined Evans Family Lawyers in 2016 to work in our Goulburn Office. She has previously worked as a beauty therapist, a customer service advisor for a new car dealership and a customer service specialist in the banking industry. Naomi is very interested in conveyancing and is currently in training to become our conveyancing clerk for the Goulburn office.

Naomi Thornhill
Director

Andrea Evans

BA LLB MAppLaw
Naomi Thornhill
Solicitor

Bronte Maddaford

BEd JD(Hons)
Naomi Thornhill
Business Manager, Licensed Conveyancer

Andrew Evans

Naomi Thornhill
Legal Secretary/PA

Jann Spicer

Naomi Thornhill
Paralegal

Radhika Bhatia

Naomi Thornhill
Paralegal

Emma Lethcer-Boldt

Naomi Thornhill
Paralegal

Rhiannon Esau

Naomi Thornhill
Paralegal

Michelle Lee

Naomi Thornhill
Legal Secretary, Conveyancing Clerk

Naomi Thornhill