Dan O’Gorman SC

Roma Mitchell Chambers

193/18 Tank Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Ph: 07 3236 1431
Mobile: 0418 769 653

Email: dogorman@qldbar.asn.au

Areas of Practice

  • Native Title and Cultural Heritage
  • Public / Administrative
  • Human Rights / Discrimination / Equal Opportunity
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Defamation
  • Inquests / Inquiries
  • Professional Discipline

Selby Street Chambers

28 Selby Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Mobile: 0418 769 653

Email: ogorman@selbystreet.com.au



Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland


Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland



Admitted to legal profession (QLD)


Admitted as a barrister (NSW)


Appointed as Senior Counsel

Professional Experience

1988 to present

Barrister-at-Law, private bar

2012 – 2018

Honorary Consul-General of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Queensland

1985 to 1988

Barrister and Solicitor with the Australian Government Solicitor’s Office

1977 to 1985

Legal adviser to Federal Ministers/Shadow Ministers, Department of Employment, Industrial Relations and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Advocacy and Other Experience


Rated as “Leading” Barrister in native title and cultural heritage in Doyle’s Guide

1996 to 2014

Faculty member, Intenstive Advocacy Workshops, Australian Bar Association and Bangladesh Bar Council

1996 to 2011

Lecturer and Facilitator, Bar Practice Course, Queensland Bar Association and Queensland University of Technology

1997 to 2003

Instructor, Australian Advocacy Institute


Conducted advocacy training in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Professional Memberships


Member of Steering Committee of The Justice Project: A National Blueprint for Justice for All being conducted by Law Council of Australia

2013 to present

National Human Rights Committee of Law Council of Australia

2008 to present

Indigenous Legal Issues Committee of Law Council of Australia

1996 to 2010

Equalising Opportunities in the Law Council of Australia

2005 to 2006

Security Legislation Review Committee (review of Australian terrorism laws as one of two nominees of Law Council of Australia)


Member of Queensland Bar Association,  Northern Territory Bar Association and South Australian Bar Association.