About Us

We believe in simplifying legal processes to empower our clients throughout their legal journey. 


Jeanne Stokes

A member of the Queensland Law Society since 2013, Jeanne, brings a wealth of experience and local knowledge to Malanda Law.

With a lifelong connection to the Tablelands, her passion for the region and desire to build a country law firm culminated in the purchase of G L Prior & Associates in Malanda, during 2023.

Jeanne is an experienced solicitor, working in Cairns and on the Tablelands throughout her career. This has enabled her to truly understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in the region.

Before embarking on her legal career, Jeanne was an entrepreneur jointly running three businesses with her partner and, earlier in her career, she cut her teeth in the Royal Australian Air Force before dedicating many years of service to Qantas where her focus on customer service was strengthened.

Jeanne’s diverse background and considerable experience with conveyancing and legal services in Far North Queensland means she can provide a unique understanding of her client’s needs and situations; while providing legal counsel that is considered, caring and relevant.


Masters of Legal Practice (LLM)

2015 – 2018
Australian National University

Graduate Diploma Legal Practice (GDipLL)

Australian National University

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

2010 – 2014
James Cook University

Qualified Australian Legal Practitioner

Principal Practising Certificate


Admitted to the High Court of Australia

October 2018

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland

12 December 2014

Why Choose Us

Honest, Expert Lawyers

Modern Legal Care

Good old-fashioned warm country service

With a focus on clear communication, competent work practices, and good old-fashioned warm country service, reminiscent of the kind your grandparents recall from their younger days, we are dedicated to providing exceptional support and guidance.

Our Staff



Administrative Assistant

Known affectionately as Mish, Michaela has a rich background in customer service, embodying our firm’s commitment to serving our clients with professionalism and compassion. Having relocated to the Atherton Tablelands two years ago, Mish has shown unwavering dedication to supporting Malanda Law and our clients.
Her exceptional organisational skills and commitment to excellence make her an integral part of our team.



Conveyancing Assistant

Temeeka brings valuable expertise and experience to our Conveyancing Team, and, as a long-term resident of the Tablelands, she is deeply connected to the community and is thrilled to be able to support it.
Temeeka has a Degree in Criminology, and, over the past two years, she has played an integral role in helping our clients achieve successful outcomes in their property transactions. She is well-versed in navigating legislative changes, including the eConveyancing mandate, upgraded smoke alarm compliance, and revisions to REIQ contracts regarding settlement extensions.


Business Manager (working under the hood)

With three decades of successful management experience in small to medium businesses across Far North Queensland, Peter is a seasoned professional when it comes to delivering results through quality service. His unwavering determination is surpassed only by his passion for promoting our local district.

Peter has a strong history of community service and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Malanda Law team.