M Joseph & Associates Lawyers is founded by the Principal Solicitor Matt Awad in 2013 and since has been focused on long standing tradition of providing excellent legal service. We work with our client to build strong, collaborative and sustainable relationships.

Our team consist of Lawyers, Legal Assistants/Paralegals and Agents who are hardworking individuals committed to achieve the most favourable outcomes. Our team compromises of diverse backgrounds who speak fluent English, Arabic, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Nepali, Urdu, and Hindi.

Our Lawyers and Legal Assistants/Paralegals deal with a variety of legal matters of Commercial litigation, property settlements, Immigration matters with the Immigration Review Tribunal, breach of contract of sale, property and retail tenancy disputes, Administration of probate and wills, VCAT and VOCAT matters as well as Work Safe Ombudsman and many more .

Our Agents, who are registered Immigration Agents with MARA will assist you with Visa Applications of self-sponsor or business sponsor visas, student visas, partner visas and many more. They help to assist and keep you informed about your progress by directly corresponding with you.

We aim to provide excellence in client service, empathies with you and rationalize. We keep you informed about your progress and aim to promote your best interest.

Matt Awad

Principal Solicitor & Director

Migration Agent (MARA 1387293)

Matt is the Principal Solicitor at M Joseph & Associates Lawyers. He was admitted to practice as a Solicitor and an Officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2012. He is the founder of the firm and before establishment of the firm, in 2013,  he has been a VLA Clerk at the Magistrates Court of Melbourne in 2011. Since his admission to the Bar in 2012, he has been practicing as a Solicitor at Vic Law in Williamston.

His ambition within his firm is to provide trustworthy, affordable and excellent outcome for the clients who seek the services of the firm. He is fluent in Arabic and he has a diverse range of experiences in all areas of law particular major projects and commercial litigation. Typically, Matt, advises on debt collection, breach of Contract, property and retail tenancy disputes, as well as partnership disputes.

Matt is an expert legal researcher, prominent law analyst and enjoys participating in legal reform projects.  He also has a wealth of experience in problem solving government regulatory issues and administrative law.

His Expertise areas of law include:

  • Family Law
  • Trade Practices
  • Debt Collection
  • Breach of Contract
  • Property & Retail tenancy disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Building & construction disputes for builders, subcontractors and developers
  • Bankruptcy law
  • Administrative law
  • Immigration Law
  • VCAT matters
  • VOCAT matters

Additionally he also is a registered Immigration Agent (MARA 13 87 293) and has extensive expert knowledge and experience with the Department of Immigration Office and the Immigration Tribunal. Being a Solicitor and Immigration Agent he is able to provide Immigration advice and legal Immigration advice. He also is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria since admission.

Outside office hours he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, attending social events and assisting to Radio Interviews with the local community Egyptian Radio Station on 96.5 Inner Fm.

Contact Matt

Phone: 0468 871 144

Email: ma@mjoseph.com.au

Hannah Malewska


Migration Agent (MARA 0533588)

Hannah has been admitted as a Solicitor and an Officer of the Supreme Court earlier in 2016, prior to this, she has been working as an legal assistant at the firm.
Hannah provides immigration services, education services to international students and legal assistance in a wide range of areas of law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Laws from the Victoria University of Technology.

Hannah first registered as a Migration Agent in 2005 and prior to that she worked in a range of governmental departments in Australia, including Comcare, Australian Industrial Relations Commission and Department of Human Services.

To maintain a high level of knowledge and professionalism, Hannah:

  • is a member of the Migration Alliance (MA), the Migration Institute Australia (MIA) and the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA)
  • acts in accordance with the Migration Agent’s Code of Conduct
  • maintains a professional library
  • has satisfied the annual continuing professional development (CPD) requirements
  • holds professional indemnity insurance
  • is a member of Law Institute Victoria

Hannah speaks fluent English and Polish.

Contact Hannah

Email: Hannah@mjoseph.com.au

Tonnou W G Ghothane


Tonnou has joined M Joseph & Associates Solicitors in 2015 after his admission as a Solicitor and Officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria. He also holds a Bachelor of Business from Swinburn University and Graduate Certificate in Immigration Law and Practice from Victoria University.
He is fluent in Nepali, Urdu and Hindi. He retains excellent people skills and diligence within his work. He had been involved in Immigration Industry since 2007 and has substantial knowledge and experience in Immigration related matters.
His involvement within his community has made him a public figure. He was elected as the National Secretary of the Non-Resident Nepali Association in Australia. At one stage he was coaching and managing the Melbourne Local Community Soccer Club called Yeti FC.
With his committed and passionate involvement within the society Tonnou is a appreciated asset to the Firm. He has knowledge and experience in Family, Commercial, Property and Litigation Law.
Outside office hours, Tonnou enjoys playing Tournament Poker and social gathering and events.
You can contact Tonnou on 0421 815 886 or via email to tonnou@mjoseph.com.au. He is available from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm.

Contact Tonnou

Phone: 0421 815 886

Email: tonnou@mjoseph.com.au

Jasna M.

Law Graduate

Jasna joined M Joseph & Associates in 2014 as a Legal Assistant. With her passionate and determined work at the firm, she established a permanent position as a Legal Assistant. Her experience and knowledge of law is a valuable asset to the Firm.

Jasna is a Law Graduate student from Victoria University . She has previously completed a Bachelor in Arts and Legal Studies and a Diploma in Advanced Business Legal Studied at Victoria University.

Jasna is fluent in Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonia. She is socially well communicated within the community and demonstrates excellent people skills in relating to clients with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

She assists the firm in various cases of Litigation, Immigration Law,  Criminal Law, Family Law, Property Law,  VCAT AND VOCA matters.

Outside office hours, Jasna enjoys spending time with her husband, mother and sister. She loves family events and trips.

You can contact Jasna on 0424 720 123 or via email to Jas@mjoseph.com.au. She is available from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm.

Contact Jasna

Phone: 0424 720 123

Email: jas@mjoseph.com.au