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Our principal

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Eugene Gramelis

Eugene Gramelis is the principal of our firm. After successfully practising as a barrister for over 16 years, Eugene founded Gramelis Attorneys, bringing with him his wealth of experience.


Clients seek out Eugene’s representation because they know that he draws on the knowledge, experience and legal judgement that he has gained as a seasoned advocate over the course of his long career. Eugene knows the legal system well, he understands complex negotiations and has the experience and resources necessary to pursue your case.

Eugene is also fluent in Greek.


"You come first. Eugene prides himself on offering personal attention to every matter. He understands your need for effective legal services that are delivered efficiently and in a cost effective manner."


Master of Laws Degree (LL.M), University of Sydney

Highlights from Eugene's Career
  • Principal Solicitor, Gramelis Attorneys, January 2016 – Present

  • Barrister, Culwulla Chambers, May 2013 – December 2015

  • Barrister, Henry Parkes Chambers, 2006 – 2013

  • Barrister, Trust Chambers, 1999 – 2006

  • Called to the Bar, August 1999

  • Admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia, February 1998

  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW, February 1998

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Our associates & solicitors

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Christine Nader, Senior Associate

Christine has been practising as a solicitor with Gramelis Attorneys for a number of years as an associate of the firm. Christine holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business and Commerce Degrees from Western Sydney University.


She is well-versed in all aspects of family law, including property, parenting and child support cases, and also has experience in conveyancing and criminal matters.


Christine is fluent in Arabic. She is persistent and enthusiastic in pursuing the rights and entitlements of her clients.


Outside of practice, Christine volunteers with a number of community organisations and charities.


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Lauren Santas, Associate

Lauren is employed by the firm as a solicitor in the role of associate.


Lauren graduated from the University of Wollongong with combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. 


Prior to joining Gramelis Attorneys, Lauren undertook an internship with the Local Court of New South Wales, which served as a vantage point from which Lauren was able to gain valuable experience and insights into the workings and procedures of the Court. 


Lauren brings a level-headed, pragmatic approach to her cases and treats all clients with dignity and empathy. She has a passion for family law, but also enjoys assisting clients with their Wills, estate matters and commercial transactions.


Lauren derives great satisfaction in guiding clients through the complexities of the legal system and helping them to resolve their matters by finding appropriate legal solutions to suit their needs. 

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Shadia Mehanna, Associate

Shadia is an associate solicitor at Gramelis Attorneys.


Shadia holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business and Commerce Degrees from Western Sydney University.


Prior to joining Gramelis Attorneys, Shadia gained valuable experience as a solicitor working locally.


Her main practice areas include contested family law property and parenting matters, as well as care jurisdiction matters, and has experience in civil litigation.


Shadia is also fluent in Arabic.


Shadia is approachable, attentive and has strong enthusiasm for legal problem solving.


Shadia has a genuine concern for achieving the best results possible for her clients while keeping them at ease, even during the most difficult of times.

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Tugce Zaman, Solicitor

Tugce commenced her Practical Legal Training with Gramelis Attorneys in August 2020 and has worked her way through the ranks, first as a paralegal and then as a Graduate, gaining valuable experience. She has since been admitted as a solicitor, and Gramelis Attorneys is proud to retain her in her role as an employed Solicitor of the firm.

Tugce has graduated from Western Sydney University with a double degree of Bachelor of Criminology and Bachelor of Law and is soon to be admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW as a solicitor. 

During her time at Gramelis Attorneys she has worked closely with the Principal and Senior Associate and has provided a high level of support to the team. She has a passion for family law, criminal law and civil litigation matters and hopes to practice in these areas.

Prior to joining Gramelis Attorneys, Tugce has undertaken volunteer work in both private practice and in the public sector. Her role in the public sector involved providing legal information to disadvantaged individuals and guiding them through legal processes. This role provided Tugce with insight as to various legal processes across a number courts.

Tugce is also fluent in Turkish.

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Administrative staff

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Maria Gramelis, Receptionist & Office Administrator

Maria attends to reception, office administration and clerical duties.


Maria holds secretarial qualifications and extensive experience in administration.


She provides office support and assists clients with general enquiries.

Your resources

Where required by the circumstances of your case, Gramelis Attorneys has access to reputable:


  • Forensic Accountants

  • Information Technology Experts

  • Registered Valuers

  • Other professional expertise as your case may require

In appropriate cases, we also work with barristers, Queen's Counsel and Senior Counsel in striving to achieve the best possible outcome for you, and endeavour to engage only barristers who are well regarded for their expertise in their area of practice.


Of course, we discuss the nature of your legal needs and objectives with you before making an assessment of what is required in your case. We consult with you every step of the way to ensure that your budget, which we understand in most cases is limited, is applied to those resources that will maximise your prospects of achieving your objectives so that we can also achieve our objective of client satisfaction. 

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I can't thank Eugene enough for his help, patience and sound advice. His dedication is outstanding and I was very blessed to have him represent me. 


Eve, Rose Bay, NSW - Educator

Eugene understands the importance of timing in a matter. I found he had a good eye for detail, was able to organise information expertly, and was well-networked. It seemed to me that he was always three or four steps ahead. His past experience as a barrister was evident. I highly recommend Gramelis Attorneys. 

Gabriella, Miranda, NSW - Project Manager

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