Team

Ben von Einem | Principal Lawyer & Director

Ben graduated from Deakin University in 1999 and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. He was admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 2000.

With more than 20 years’ legal experience in the Geelong region, Ben advocates passionately for an array of clients and is highly regarded for his approachable manner, honest advice and ability to deliver quick and effective legal solutions.

Ben von Einem

Ben’s legal knowledge and expertise is immense and diverse. He has extensive experience in criminal law, family law, litigation, commercial law, contract law, employment law, wills, estates, power of attorney and intervention orders.

A passionate proponent for your rights, Ben regularly appears in courts and tribunals including the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Ben has worked as a lecturer at Deakin University’s Law School and has written a variety of legal publications surrounding criminal law and human rights law. He has also advocated for clients with intellectual disabilities during his time as principal solicitor at Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service.

He is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Geelong Law Association.

Outside of work Ben is a fanatical Geelong Football Club member and guitar enthusiast.

 


 

Pat Byrne | Senior Lawyer

Pat was admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 2017.

His qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Deakin University, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from The College of Law Victoria and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism and Public Relations, also from Deakin University.

Pat Byrne

He worked as a journalist, mainly in newspapers, for many years before joining Ben von Einem & Associates in 2015 and commencing his legal career.

A caring and pragmatic lawyer and advocate, Pat appears regularly in Victorian Courts and Tribunals and takes on a wide variety of matters including those pertaining to criminal law, intervention orders and family law.

Based in Geelong, Pat also appears regularly at other Courts including Colac, Werribee, Warnambool and Ballarat Magistrates’ Court. He also has capacity to meet with clients in Torquay.

Pat’s down to earth approach ensures he builds trust and rapport with every client. He is renowned for his friendly demeanor and ensuring he is always available to his clients.  He guarantees honest advice throughout your matter and will achieve successful results in a timely manner.

He is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Geelong Law Association.

Outside of work Pat is a keen surfer and spends most of his time in the water or at the beach with his family.

 


 

Khloe White | Lawyer 

Khloe graduated from Deakin University in 2022 and holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Criminology and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from The College of Law Victoria.

Khloe White

She was admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2023.

Khloe joined Ben von Einem & Associates as a Law Clerk in 2023 and has worked closely with Ben and Pat assisting in a range of matters and developing her legal skills and knowledge.

Khloe brings a broad range of experience to the team and has a keen interest in family law having previously worked at a prominent family law firm in Melbourne.

Khloe prides herself on being an enthusiastic advocate and engaging with clients empathetically, striving to achieve a fair and equitable outcome.

She appreciates the importance of handling matters with compassion and professionalism.

Outside of work Khloe plays netball for a local sporting club, enjoys spending time at the beach and socialising with family and friends.