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

Partner

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.

Client Reviews

What our clients say

Murray Rivers
"I highly recommend Hamilton Janke Lawyers at times of great stress and uncertainty."
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James Janke has represented me in 2 very different matters. As a result of his representations and advocacy, one issue was withdrawn and the other received the best result possible. In relation to the client, James is a clear communicator, explains all possible outcomes clearly and frankly. In court, James is a talented and respected advocate. I highly recommend Hamilton Janke Lawyers at times of great stress and uncertainty.
Simon Drew
"5 stars guys"
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5 stars guys , I found your service professional, switched on with the law, kind courtesy and cooperation... I would have given you 10 stars for the performance...
Jarrad Tapper
"James secured me a very lenient sentence which honestly blew my expectations."
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Highly Recommend! James attention to detail was meticulous and his communication of all possible outcomes etc was exceptional. James secured me a very lenient sentence which honestly blew my expectations.
Jay H
"Helped me enormously and achieved a great result."
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Fantastic guys. Super professional, dedicated, understanding and tenacious. Nothing was a problem and they made me feel incredibly comfortable. They both made a hugely stressful situation as easy as it could be. Helped me enormously and achieved a great result. I cannot recommend them enough. Don't bother with anyone else - Drew and James should be the first and only stop if you require representation. Thank you both so much.
Gary Kay
"James was always available and made sure that I properly understood my options"
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Hamilton Janke assisted me with my legal matter. James was always available and made sure that I properly understood my options. His knowledge of the law was invaluable. Highly recommend
Adam Baruzzi
"I will definitely be using his services in the future if need be. Thanks again James."
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I could not be happier with the services I received from my lawyer James Janke. He is extremely efficient and professional. He was responsive to my phone calls and emails and was available to answer any questions I had. I will definitely be using his services in the future if need be. Thanks again James.
Arnold Tammekand
"He went way above what we expected and we were rewarded with a wonderful just result"
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Drew Hamilton is an extremely professional yet caring lawyer who always gives his all to his clients. He went way above what we expected and we were rewarded with a wonderful just result - would recommend time and time again including his helpful front end staff

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