Expert Legal Team in Kirwan

More than 30 years in the industry

Family-owned and operated firm

For realistic and practical advice

End-to-end legal assistance

Our team has specialists from across all spheres of the law. We can provide you with customised solutions for whatever your legal problem may be. Contact our team now!
Linda Leong

Practice Area: Personal Law, Wills, Estates & Criminal

Being one of the first 10 graduates from James Cook University in 1991, Linda quickly established herself in the legal industry and was the first JCU Law Student to become a Principal of a private law firm just 2 years after graduating. This set up the first of a long line of achievements and recognition for Linda.

Linda Leong has extensive experience of more than 28 years in the legal industry. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to her practice. She, backed by her team, focuses on delivering realistic and practical advice with any legal issue – from conveyancing to court litigation and complex estate administration, Wills to emotional family matters.

She practises primarily in the field of Personal Injury Law, Wills and Estates.

Linda focuses on the needs of each client and understands that every client’s issues are unique. She provides personalised service and advice to her clients in order to ensure that clients’ needs are met. Linda empowers her clients by providing them with knowledge and guidance relevant to their matters.

Linda has successfully managed and developed the firm and comes from a long background of business owners. She understands the commercial and financial implications of decisions made during litigation and works with her clients to minimise any financial implications of the litigation.

She is community-minded and assists a number of community and sporting associations.

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Mark McDonald

Practice Area: Family Law

Mark McDonald holds a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 8 December 1989. He also holds admission to the High Court of Australia.
Mark completed his training as an Articled Clerk with a local law firm before his admission to practice as a Solicitor on 1 February 1993. The firm, McDonald McDonald Solicitors Townsville (now known as McDonald Leong Lawyers), was established by Mark and his late father, John McDonald.
In 2015, Mark retired as a Partner of McDonald Leong Lawyers but continues to lead the firm’s Family Law team.
Although Mark predominantly practises in Family Law, he also has extensive experience in the areas of Commercial Law and Wills & Estates.

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Shane Boyle

Practice Area: Commercial, Leasing & Business Law

Shane is a Solicitor with the firm and has extensive experience in all areas of Property Law, Commercial and Business Law. He has been practising for more than 25 years as a solicitor after completing his Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology.
Shane has developed contacts with various brokers, agents, financiers, investors and developers that are a benefit to all parties involved in transactions. He has been practising in Townsville for the past 27 years after relocating from Brisbane.


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Samuel Bogotto

Practice Area: Litigation

Sam Bogotto joined McDonald Leong Lawyers in 2017 after completing his Law degree at James Cook University in 2016. Having joined the firm’s Criminal and Litigation division, Sam’s innate local knowledge of the issues affecting the community and regional areas assists in providing clients with tailored legal representation required for their individual needs.

Sam is a strong advocate who regularly appears before the Magistrate, District and Supreme Courts on behalf of clients. He provides his clients with comprehensive, timely advice and rigorous advocacy. Sam is dedicated to assisting his clients and he does so with compassion and empathy.

In his downtime, Sam is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing, golfing and spending time with his dogs.


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Marie-Louse Coco - Townsville Solicitor
Marie-Louise Coco

Practice Areas: Wills & Estates, Commercial & Property Law, Residential Conveyancing

Marie graduated from James Cook University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Management. Marie completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Queensland University of Technology and was admitted as a Lawyer in May 2020.

Marie predominately practises in Wills & Estates and enjoys assisting with all aspects of Property Law.  As a local, Marie has a great understanding of the wants and needs of the Townsville Community and enjoys assisting her clients with implementing effective estate planning. Marie prides herself on her ability to maintain her strong contacts with brokers, investors, financial planners, and agents and from her
numerous years of practice.

Marie’s diverse experience and knowledge enables her to provide thorough and practical advice in a timely manner which ensures her clients are confident with the outcome of their matter.


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Michael Chang - Townsville Lawyer
Michael Chang

Practice Area: Family Law, Wills, Estates and Conveyancing

Michael joined McDonald Leong Lawyers in 2015 after completing his Law degree at James Cook University in 2014. In 2022 and 2023, Michael worked in Brisbane and expanded his knowledge in family law matter. He returned to McDonald Leong Lawyers in December 2023. Michael has vast experience in the areas of Family Law, Wills, Estates and Conveyancing.  


With his knowledge and experience in multiple areas of Law, Michael is able to assist his clients legally through their many stages of life, whether that be through purchasing or selling a home, to preparing wills or navigating the complexities flowing from a relationship breakdown. He provides his clients with comprehensive, timely advice and rigorous advocacy. Michael understands that no two clients are the same and is more than willing to take the time and effort to get the best results for each client. 


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85 Thuringowa Drive Kirwan QLD 4817

07 4723 5155

Fax: 07 4723 5197


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Mon – Fri
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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Service Area:Townsville and Surrounds
ABN:60 815 807 465