Adriana Malvaso
Family Lawyer

“There are no problems, only solutions.”
By: – John Lennon

The journey into law…

Adriana began her career in law working at Baker McKenzie, VIC as the EA/PA to the Dispute Resolution, Employment, and Insolvency practice group leader. There, over several years, she gained extensive experience in a range of matters, before being admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria on 2 September 2021.

Experience in family law

After admission into the Supreme Court of Victoria, Adriana started her career as a lawyer practising in the Children’s Court of Victoria where she appeared in court daily and advocated on behalf of her clients. Adriana practised predominantly in complex Department of Families, Fairness and Housing matters alongside youth criminal matters. Adriana transitioned into Family Law and was able to gain experience in all areas of family law and appreciate the background work that is integral to successful legal practice. Adriana has experience in property, parenting and child support matters and has worked with a range of clients.

Other areas of expertise

Adriana has extensive experience advocating in Children’s Court matters, demonstrating her ability to navigate the complexities of cases involving the welfare and rights of minors. Her proficiency in youth criminal matters highlights her skill in defending and representing young individuals who find themselves in conflict with the law, ensuring their rights are protected throughout the legal process.

Moreover, Adriana’s experience extends to dispute resolution and mediation, where she excels in facilitating negotiations and helping parties reach amicable agreements outside of court. Her mediation skills are particularly valuable in resolving conflicts efficiently and equitably, often preventing the need for prolonged litigation. Through her work in these areas, Adriana demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of both the legal and interpersonal dynamics at play, making her a versatile and effective advocate for her clients.

The passion for family law

Adriana’s passion for family law stems from her genuine desire to help families navigate complex and emotionally charged situations. She is dedicated to making a positive difference during challenging times, providing compassionate and effective legal support. Adriana prides herself on advocating for fairness, justice, and the well-being of families, ensuring that her clients’ rights and interests are protected. Her empathetic and personalised approach helps clients feel supported and empowered throughout their legal journey, making her a steadfast advocate and trusted advisor in family law.

Our care for clients

Adriana prides herself on her client relationships and strong communications skills, as she always strives to provide empathetic support whilst actively listening and guiding her clients through legal processes with compassion and understanding. Adriana understands how overwhelming the legal system can be and believes she has the commitment to addressing their needs and prioritising their well-being whilst ensuring her clients feel heard, supported, and empowered during what can be an emotionally difficult time.

Why Unified

Adriana was drawn to Unified Lawyers by their supportive and collaborative work culture. Adriana believes that Unified Lawyers align with her values and professional goals, provide her with the platform and resources to effectively advocate for her clients and make a meaningful impact in family law.

Passion outside of the law

Outside of work, Adriana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, with a specific love for travelling and new adventures.

Adriana Malvaso
Family Lawyer

“There are no problems, only solutions.”
By: – John Lennon

Contact Information

 03 9125 8531


  • Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Leo Cussen Institute of Law
  • Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice from RMIT University
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • Admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Admitted in the High Court of Australia