Maggie Sten


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Meet Maggie Sten: Sydney’s Premier Criminal Defence Lawyer

Welcome to the world of Maggie Sten, a trailblazing force in Sydney’s legal landscape and one of the city’s most distinguished criminal defence lawyers. With a legacy rooted in a family tradition of legal excellence and a personal commitment to making a difference, Maggie Sten has been at the forefront of the legal profession since she embarked on her journey over three decades ago.

A Legacy of Excellence:

Maggie Sten’s journey began in 1984 when she graduated from the esteemed University of Technology Sydney (UTS) with a degree in Law. Stepping into the legal arena with a legacy of lawyers preceding her, Maggie joined George Sten & Co in 1985, where she found her calling in criminal law. Inspired by a visit to a Women’s refuge early in her career, Maggie’s passion for making a tangible difference in people’s lives became her driving force.

Empathy and Understanding:

Maggie Sten possesses a rare quality of empathy and understanding, recognising the diverse backgrounds from which her clients come. She understands that navigating the complexities of the law can be daunting, particularly for those unfamiliar with legal intricacies. With patience and benevolence, Maggie takes the time to explain the law in detail, ensuring her clients comprehend both acceptable and non-acceptable behaviours.

A Wealth of Knowledge:

With a lineage that boasts generations of legal luminaries, including her father, grandfathers, and great-grandfather, Maggie Sten has inherited a deep-seated understanding of the law and the court system. This profound knowledge is a formidable asset, wielded skillfully to the advantage of her clients.

Passion for Rehabilitation:

Beyond her legal prowess, Maggie Sten is driven by a fervent desire to witness rehabilitation and progress in the lives of her clients. She is dedicated to championing their causes, guiding them towards successful and fulfilling futures.

Fluency in Polish:

In addition to her legal acumen, Maggie Sten is fluent in Polish, catering to the diverse needs of Sydney’s multicultural community with ease and proficiency.

Specialised Expertise:

Maggie Sten’s expertise extends to defending individuals under investigation by the NSW Crime Commission, showcasing her proficiency in navigating complex legal scenarios with confidence and finesse.

When you choose Maggie Sten as your advocate, you’re not just selecting a lawyer; you’re aligning yourself with a compassionate ally committed to securing the best possible outcome for your case. With Maggie Sten by your side, you can navigate the legal landscape with confidence and conviction.

Interview with Joel Coleman & Maggies Sten below: 

Maggie Sten has been working as a solicitor in Sydney since the early 1980’s. To say she has ‘seen it all’ is an understatement. Having represented the who’s who of Australian criminal figures, she has an understanding of not only the justice system, but society’s issues at large. We talk about domestic violence, drugs, violent crime, foolish criminals and more. Despite the weight of what Maggie deals with every day, she maintains an incredible sense of humour that lights up this conversation and makes it very entertaining…

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