James Janke

James Janke is a criminal and traffic lawyer. He co-founded the criminal law defence firm Hamilton Janke Lawyers in Newcastle NSW. Going to court? Book an appointment now. We offer fixed fees and outstanding results.

Newcastle Criminal Lawyers

James Janke


I am a proud Criminal Defence Lawyer. I am passionate about the rule of law, fighting hard for my clients’ rights, preparing thoroughly and making sure everyone who instructs me gets a ‘fair go’. I represent a broad range of clients in the criminal law and quasi criminal law jurisdictions including in relation to:

    • Criminal law matters
    • Traffic matters
    • License appeals
    • Coronial inquests
    • Commissions of inquiry (including appearing in a Royal Commission).

I am admitted in both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. I regularly appear in both metropolitan and regional courts throughout New South Wales and have strong working relationships with many senior and junior barristers who practice exclusively in criminal law, who I can retain in complicated matters, upon request. During what are often very difficult times, I aim to allow my clients to rest easy knowing that I won’t.


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