New Appointments at Coleman Greig

Coleman Greig Lawyers is excited to announce the recent promotion of seven talented and dedicated members of the firm.

Senior Associates

Jacob Smith is a key member of Coleman Greig’s Family Law team and winner of the ‘Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards’ 2020 in the category of Family Law. Jacob has experience in assisting clients facing domestic violence and complex family law situations and was drawn to family law by a desire to minimise the impact of what is often a stressful time for clients.

Mario Rashid-Ring is a highly capable commercial litigator within Coleman Greig’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. Mario also has expertise in the building & construction space and is a regular contributor to the firm’s Building & Construction blog as well as legal platforms such as BenchTV. Mario is invested in mentoring and assisting up and coming lawyers to be the best they can be.

Lisa Barca is a dedicated member of Coleman Greig’s Wills and Estate Planning team. Lisa has a thorough understanding of the complexities often associated with the distribution of a person’s estate and this allows her to combine her strong attention to detail with the sensitive approach often required in what can be an emotionally charged process. Lisa always seeks to add value to all of her client relationships wherever possible.

Karina Penfold is a key member of Coleman Greig’s Wills and Estate Planning team. Whilst she is experienced in working with a variety of clients, Karina particularly enjoys assisting blended families, vulnerable beneficiaries and elderly clients. Karina also specialises in Estate Litigation matters, which are unique and often fuelled with emotion.


James Ferguson is an integral member within Coleman Greig’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. Throughout his time at Coleman Greig, James’ work has primarily focused on commercial areas of law. James works tirelessly to ensure that the best and most commercial outcome is achieved for all clients.

Shanni Zoeller is a dedicated member of Coleman Greig’s Employment Law team with experience across a wide range of legal areas including unfair dismissal, general protection claims, performance management, calculations of leave and compliance with modern awards. Shanni regularly contributes to the firm’s Employment blog and presents employment webinars and workshops to clients on various employment topics.

Warrick McLean, CEO, said, “These appointments reflect the continued growth of the firm and the talent that our clients have access to across Greater Sydney.”

Elicha Reitsma, Head of People and Capability, said that “our ongoing commitment to career succession planning is second to none. Each of these individuals work extremely hard and always put their clients first.”

Please join Coleman Greig in congratulating Jacob, Mario, Megan, Lisa, Karina, James and Shanni on their recent appointments.


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