Our People


Kath Liddell

Kath has been practising law at Williams Winter for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in the areas of Elder Law, Wills and Estate Planning, Deceased Estates and Probate as well as Property Law. Read More

Adam Brutovic

Since 2001 Adam has been advising and assisting clients on all forms of litigation and dispute resolution. Adam believes in a cooperative approach wherein clients and their lawyers work as a team. Read More

Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial law with a particular emphasis on the hospitality industry. She also practises in the fields of planning and licensing, both in relation to liquor licensing and gaming transactions. She works closely with private individuals, businesses and the RSL of Victoria in these areas. Read More

Michael Watson

Since 2012, Michael has been advising clients (both businesses and individuals) in disputes and litigation. His knowledge and experience ensures that disputes are resolved in an efficient and cost effective manner. Read More



Bernard McMahon

Bernie was admitted to practice law in 1970 and has over 45 years of experience in representing clients of all walks of life. Bernie was a principal of the firm from 1972 to 2010 and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne. Read More

Ellen Gutman ELLEN GUTMAN (Senior Associate)

As a result of her volunteer work with the Family Law Assistance Program, Ellen developed an interest in family law and knew that this was the area of law in which she wished to forge her career. Read More

ADAM LOPEZ (Associate)

Adam commenced with Williams Winter in April 2021. Prior to this he spent a number of years as a commercial litigation lawyer where he practiced predominantly in insolvency (corporate and personal) and debt recovery. Read More


Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting and economics, in 2014 and a Bachelor of Law in 2017. She was admitted to practice law in September 2018 and commenced at Williams Winter in early 2021. Read More


Christina graduated from Monash University in December 2019, having completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Italian Studies). She undertook the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2020 and commenced with Williams Winter in early 2021. Read More


Jasmine graduated from Deakin University in 2020. She undertook the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2020 and commenced with Williams Winter as a paralegal in April 2021. Jasmine was admitted to practice law in August 2021. She is now looking forward to developing her legal skills in the family law department of Williams Winter. Read More



Michael practised law for over 35 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience at both the State and Federal level. His broad-based practice includes Employment Law (acting for either the employer or the employee) and Litigation (personal injury, negligence and contractual disputes). Read More