Maryanne was admitted as a lawyer in 2004 and joined the Sydney Criminal Lawyers team in 2009.

She is an experienced courtroom advocate representing clients in all types of criminal and traffic cases, ranging from drink driving, larceny, assaults and drugs to complex fraud, money laundering, sexual assault and murder charges.

Maryanne regularly represents clients in the Children’s Court, Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court of New South Wales for all manner of hearings, trials and appeals.

She is a dedicated, passionate and highly astute Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer, and is recognised for her exceptional ability to accurately advise clients about their options and the best way forward, to implement effective defence strategies and to persuasively argues cases inside the courtroom.

Maryanne speaks fluent Vietnamese and has close ties to the Vietnamese community, which benefits her Vietnamese clientele.

She regularly receives glowing testimonials for her dedication and compassion towards clients, and her ability to consistently deliver outstanding results in difficult circumstances.

Maryanne is an invaluable member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

Recent Testimonials for Maryanne
"I am forever grateful for the support, guidance and professionalism"

I would like to say a HUGE & SINCERE thank you to Maryanne Nguyen. She negotiated a number of critical facts of my case from a potentially career ending outcome, to a settlement that I couldn’t be happier with. This allows me to continue to work in my chosen field and I am forever grateful to her support, guidance and professionalism throughout the lengthy process.

I’d highly recommend her if you’re looking for a criminal defense lawyer.

(Published by client on Google)

"Sydney Criminal Lawyers are the BEST!!!!"

I had an amazing lawyers backing me up in my case. Maryanne and Jimmy took all the stress off me and made me feel at ease in the matter. I was absolutely scared and freaked out that I’ll be getting convicted as a criminal and a huge fine but they dealt with the case as it was nothing and the magistrate amazingly took their says into consideration and at the end of the day I walked out with a huge smile on my face and a 12 month good behaviour bond and also, a fine of $109.

Sydney Criminal Lawyers helped me from start to finish and I highly recommend them to anyone dealing with a criminal matter. They 100% come with good service and incredible communication with their clients. Sydney Criminal Lawyers are the BEST!!!!

(Published by client on Google)

"Anyone has any driving matter call these guys"

A big thank you to Maryanne and Avinash, great team work and both done a fantastic job and got me the best outcome… Anyone has any driving matter call these guys they will defiantly do the best to get you out of it.

Thanks once again :))

Frank A (Published by client on Google)

"Should have more stars"

Maryanne, she was the Angel in our corner. She was efficient, unbelievably fast in such the short time she had. 1 day to be precise. My son was fearing and told of jail time. Maryanne went to work had her say and we recieved better then we expected. 18 month bond and a small fine of 800 dollars. Cant thank her enough. Should have more stars.

Rob (Published by client on Google)


I was satisfied with the outcome of my case due to the good work by SCL, and especially Maryanne Nguyen who handled my matter. Fees are advised in advance so you know how much you’re up for, and lawyer-client contact was good. Recommended!

Adam P (Published by client on Google)