Our firm provides assistance and support to all family law clients to get through this difficult time and to achieve the best possible outcome

Hervey Bay's Preferred Lawyer & Solicitor

Family Lawyers & Solicitors

Our Hervey Bay solicitors and staff of DJ Hinton Lawyers understand that the breakdown of a relationship, whether a marriage or de facto relationship, can be one of the most difficult and emotional times in a person’s life. Our firm provides assistance and support to all family law clients to get through this difficult time and to achieve the best possible outcome. Our team, headed by principal David Hinton in Hervey Bay, and associate Meaghan Smyth in Caloundra, have a thorough working knowledge of this specialised area of law, including all aspects of financial matters, children’s matters, child and spouse maintenance and divorce.

Will & Estate Disputes

In all areas of disputes involving Estates and Wills, you need the assistance of a lawyer or solicitor with experience in this area. Our principal David Hinton has that experience and is able to advise you about the merits of your matter and assist you to achieve the best possible outcome.

We are aware that these types of disputes are often very emotional and can involve family and friends. We believe it is our job to take away as much of the emotional turmoil as possible for you, and also to remain objective at all times to ensure you are provided with accurate and realistic advice.

Insurance & TPD Claims

DJ Hinton Lawyers specialise in helping people who have suffered loss or damage through no fault of their own. Our focus is on providing a personal, professional and friendly service to ensure our clients receive all the compensation they are due in a timely and cost-effective manner. If you have suffered some loss or damage due to someone else’s negligence – whether at work, in a motor vehicle, in a public place or even a private residence – you may be entitled to compensation, in which case, we can help you.


Buying a home is the largest financial commitment most people will make in their lifetime. In Queensland, the practice of conveyancing has become very difficult and time-consuming for many different reasons, including because many people choose to handle such matters themselves when they do not fully understand the legal requirements and procedures. Whether you are buying or selling a house or unit it is important you receive proper advice to ensure your interests are always protected.

Civil & Commercial Litigation

If you are involved in a civil or commercial dispute, DJ Hinton’s team of solicitors and lawyers in Hervey Bay or Caloundra can provide experienced advice and representation. Our Principal David Hinton has been in practice since 1989 and has been involved in numerous civil and commercial disputes, including matters in the Magistrate’s Court, District Court and Supreme Court.

Traffic & Criminal Law

If you have been charged with a traffic or criminal offence, we can assist you with advice and court representation. Being charged with a traffic or criminal offence can have serious consequences. If you plead guilty or are found guilty, a conviction may be recorded against you, regardless of how minor the offence may have been. A criminal conviction can have a major impact on many aspects of your life, including employment and overseas travel.

About Us

Our firm was established in 2016 by David Hinton, who has been providing legal assistance to clients in Hervey Bay and Maryborough since 1998 and has worked at some of the region’s leading firms.

We are a family-owned and operated firm, with offices located in Hervey Bay and Caloundra. David Hinton began his legal career in 1989 and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 1991. He is a member of the Queensland Law Society and is also a member of the Queensland Family Law Practitioners Association (FLPA) and the Australian Lawyers Alliance Family Law Section.

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May we take this opportunity to thank you both for your professionalism in handling our matter. We are also grateful of the success we had in the settlement of the claim.

We could not hesitate to recommend your firm for any legal matters.

Ralph and Ursula Cavernelis

Our positive testimonials are a nod to our hard-working team and ability to care authentically for our clients. With a respectful mindset and empathetic sense of understanding, we’re here for each of those we work with, no matter the circumstances.

From the beginning, we’ll sit with you to run you through the process you can expect, as well as remain transparent about any challenges you may face.

As we step into each phase, we’ll continue to keep you in the loop of all occurrences, ensuring you’re kept comfortable and at peace of mind with how your case is progressing. That’s our commitment to you, as our valued client.