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Shabitha Sumanathasa

Managing Partner

Email shabitha@msalawyers.com.au


Shabitha is the co-founder of MSA Lawyers. The law is her passion. She works hard to find the right solution for her clients in a timely manner ensuring that their current and future needs are met. Shabitha enjoys solving challenging legal issues and provides clear explanations and advice with reference to possible outcomes. She also maintains close working relationships with her clients, referrers and networks.

Shabitha has experience running litigation matters in Courts and Tribunals including VCAT, the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court and Family Court.

Pratice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Property Law
  • Criminal Law


  • Certificate III in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce: Major in Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice: College of Law
  • Certificate of Practice Management Course (Law Institute of Victoria)

Professional Memberships

Member, Law Institute of Victoria

Member, Victorian Women Lawyers

Member, Southern Solicitors Lawyers Association

Member, Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia

Member, Family Law Section Executive Committee

My Skills

Enjoys solving complex legal issues and providing clear explanations and advice with reference to possible outcomes.
Family Law100%
Property Law90%
Wills & Estates95%
Successful Outcomes94%

I have known Shabitha for over 20 years. She has been nothing short of professional and helpful with the recent purchase of my property. Her experience and knowledge in her work comes across when dealing with professional matters. She has always educated me in matters that were important when purchasing a property that I was unaware of. 

She is extremely prompt with her responses and open for discussion any time of day. She hasn’t failed to answer any of my questions and when unsure she has always followed up. Her attention to detail and efficiency in her line of work is very impressive. Her conveyancing services are absolutely outstanding and highly recommended. Shabitha represented me when purchasing my property and dealt with the other parties including the real estate agent and the mortgage broker, I only received reputable feedback from them in regards to her professionalism and her ability to deal with matters in a timely fashion. 

She is absolutely pleasant to deal with and extremely good at her job. I look forward to dealing with MSA Lawyers in the near future.