Warren is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, which makes him one of a select few lawyers presently practising in the state who is recognised by the Law Society of Western Australia as a specialist in family law.
Warren has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle. He also has a Bachelor of Business from the WACAE (now known as Edith Cowan University).
Warren has worked closely with leading family law barristers including the following senior counsel: Mr Peter Dowding SC, Mr Kim Wilson SC, Mr Rod Hooper SC, Dr Anthony Dickey QC, Mr Frank Castiglione QC and Mr Michael Berry SC.
In January 2015 Warren established West End Legal after completing a short-term contract as Special Counsel at Culshaw Miller Lawyers.
Prior to this Warren was the Head of the Family Law Department at Dwyer Durack Lawyers.
Warren started his legal career at Kim Wilson & Co under the guidance of prominent Family Law Barrister, Mr Kim Wilson SC. Whilst with this firm, Warren gained extensive experience in medium to large sized financial matters and he was involved with a number of complex trials and appeals.
Warren’s pre-law life was predominantly in the computing industry. Warren worked as a computer programmer for the Department of Defence in Canberra, as a systems analyst for the Australian Submarine Corporation in Adelaide and as an IT contractor for a number of companies and government departments in Western Australia and Canada.
Warren has also worked for IT service providers in Western Australia and Canada. Warren was the Government Sales Manager and later, the Education Sale Manager for AppleCentre Perth. In Canada he was employed as a Senior Systems Analyst by a leading IT services company and he managed the design and implementation of complex systems for two government departments in Ottawa.
Warren has also gained experience in the hospitality industry and he was the owner/manager of 2 restaurants in Honduras, Central America. This was a particularly interesting period in Warren's professional life as Honduras is a challenging country to not only live in, but also to work in. Warren has a number of interesting stories about this period.
On a personal note, Warren has been a single parent since he returned from the US in 2001 with his two daughters. He has raised his daughters on his own and he understands the pressures raising children place on an individual.
Ilvana joined West End Legal as a Paralegal in August 2016 whilst undertaking her Bachelor of Laws at Murdoch University. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia as a legal practitioner in July 2017 and to the High Court of Australia in September 2017. She practices in all areas of family law and has a particular interest in parenting proceedings.
Ilvana is enrolled to commence her Master of Laws (Applied Law majoring in Family Law) (LL.M) with the College of Law Australia, in 2018.
Ilvana is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia.