Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent (0638473)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws
David has been practising law for nearly 20 years. His legal insights and advice in the area of immigration law are decisive, frank and honest. Starting his working life as a journalist, David travelled the world working in many countries. David understands the plight of others and the difficulties life can often bring due to a person’s lack of opportunity be it education, poverty or lack of human rights. Himself being of a migrant background he well knows that migrating to Australia can vastly change one’s life. Prior to dedicating his legal career to immigration law, David was a criminal lawyer who appeared regularly around Victoria in Magistrates and County Court matters. He has brought that experience and knowledge to the practice of immigration law. Given his vast experience, David’s advice on immigration matters is regularly sought after by universities, businesses and the media alike. David’s no-nonsense, plain English attitude towards immigration law breaks down the legal barriers between lawyer and client ensuring a positive pathway to visa or migration resolution.
Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent (1910661)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws(Hons)/Arts
Jessica Wescott holds a Bachelor of Laws(Hons)/Arts from Victoria University, and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as a solicitor in December 2017. It was through her university studies that she developed an interest in immigration law, particularly refugee status and international law, in which she completed her Honours thesis in 2016. Jessica has extensive experience completing an array of visa applications, whether it be family, visitor or skilled migration, as well as citizenship applications, visa refusals and cancellations, health and character waivers. Although she’s a tad cheeky and always up for a laugh, Jessica is passionate about assisting her clients in achieving the best possible outcome for their migration journey with her practical, solution-driven approach. When she’s not busy making use of her wonderful stand-up desk (the innovation!), Jess is either gallivanting around the globe, being the world’s best Aunty to niece Luna, or forcing her puppy, Fat Charlie, to pose for the ‘gram.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (French/Fine Arts)
Chloe Bongiorno holds a Bachelor of Arts (French/Fine Arts) from the University of Melbourne. Chloe’s passion for foreign languages and art history is balanced by her love of structure, which she brings to the role of Office Manager at David Bongiorno & Associates.
Administrator Extraodinaire/Amusement Provider
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (American Studies) & Juris Doctor (USA)
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, a Juris Doctor from American University (Washington, DC), and was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a solicitor in July 2019. It was through meeting people during her travels that she developed an interest in immigration law, which was solidified during her university studies. Nicole has worked with migrants in the United States, Uganda, and Australia. When not dreaming of her next trip, Nicole can be found exploring all that Melbourne has to offer.
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