Criminal Law Firms in Adelaide




Nicholas Vadasz LLB graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1974 and commenced work as a lawyer with the Aboriginal Legal Rights in 1975.

He has a depth of experience as a barrister and solicitor in the South Australian criminal law arena.


Over the years he has provided defence for over 80 murder cases, many of which were resolved by the prosecution either withdrawing the matter or accepting a plea of guilty to a lesser charge.

He has conducted numerous murder trials and successfully represented clients on appeals against conviction for murder. These matters have included some of the State’s most high profile murders, including being part of the defence in the Snowtown Murder trial. 


Nicholas Vadasz has conducted guilty pleas, jury trials and appeals in the full range of drug matters including very large trafficking or importation matters in amounts such as 12kg of heroin, 40kg of amphetamine and very large cannabis matters.

We handle all kinds of dishonesty matters including frauds where the alleged dishonesty has been in the multiple millions.

As well as conducting matters in the Supreme Court and the District Court, Mr Vadasz also regularly appears in the Adelaide Magistrates Court. He has conducted appeals in the High Court of Australia.





Nick Vadasz is a current member of the Law Society Criminal Law Advisory Committee and a former renumerated member of the Commonwealth Social Security Appeals Tribunal and a past member of the South Australian Drug Assessment and Aid Panel.