Director & Notary Public
Admitted as a solicitor in 1981, Kerian has over 35 years of experience in the areas of wills & estates, commercial law, property law, personal injury and compensation law. Kerian was a partner and subsequent senior partner of McNamara & Associates in Gatton from which he retired in November 2016. During this time, he has established a well known reputation and life long relationships with satisfied clients and other professionals.
Kerian enjoys dealing with his diverse range of clients, from property developers to agricultural producers and due to his years of experience he is able to consistently achieve the best outcomes for his clients.
Kerian has been involved in numerous community and social pursuits including Scouts Queensland, Agforce, the Gatton Aeropark and has remained active in the local business community where his legal mind is well valued. In the last ten years, Kerian has provided pro bono legal and other assistance to community groups within the Lockyer Valley such as Lights on the Hill, Grantham Flood Recovery and he was an original member of the Recycled Water Board in the early 2000s.
Among his many achievements, he was recognised for his leadership in the legal profession by his appointment to be a Notary Public in 1999.
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
- Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Member, Queensland Law Society
- Member, Society of Notaries Queensland
Admitted as a solicitor in 2015, Alice holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Relations with a major in Diplomacy from Bond University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.
Alice assists Director Kerian McNamara in various facets of legal matters and has experience in a wide range of commercial, litigation and property matters. However, Alice predominantly practices in the area of succession law including estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation.
Alice has lived in the United Arab Emirates working at the Australian Consulate-General where she facilitated two-way investment between Australia to the Middle East and North Africa Region. Alice is also a Director of non-for-profit organisation Generation Innovation to foster innovation amongst the youth of the Sunshine Coast and is passionate about seeing the youth of the Sunshine Coast develop and prosper.
Sonia’s role with Ryans Solicitors & Attorneys spans across many facets. Sonia’s primary role is overseeing all financial aspects and the day to day operations of the firm.
Sonia’s strong organisational skills and diverse experience enables her to provide support, training and guidance for each member of our legal team allowing them to continue to grow and develop.
Sonia is committed to her role, our amazing team, and ensuring we continue to provide our clients with comprehensive and sound service.
Jo’s personal approach provides her clients with a dependable and hassle free conveyancing experience. Jo’s hard work and dedication to her clients and keeping them informed throughout their transaction has allowed her to build an outstanding reputation and high level of respect among agents, bankers and other professionals.
She is a Justice of the Peace and in addition to her vast legal experience, has a firm grounding in administration.
William is one of our law clerks and provides an integral link between solicitors and clients. William is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Law at Queensland University of Technology.
William has an aviation background. He studied a Bachelor of Aviation at Griffith University and has worked for various aviation related companies. William also volunteers by conducting charity flights for Angel Flight.
William has decided to change career and work in the family business.
Patrick assists our team in various tasks including co-ordinating file management, liaising with clients and performing administrative duties to ensure the firm runs smoothly.
Patrick is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Laws and Business at the University of Sunshine Coast.