Edge Law is a legal practice operated by husband and wife team.

The highly motivated couple run the practice with the ethos of using their knowledge of the law

to provide a voice to all clients, ensuring all cases are heard and defended with vigour.


Melanie studied law at Adelaide University graduating in 2004. She completed her practical legal training through the College of Law and was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2006.  Melanie is also admitted in the Supreme Court of South Australia, Victoria and the High Court of Australia.

Melanie has worked in South Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory.  She practiced in the areas of Migration, Civil and Commercial litigation, Insolvency and Debt Recovery, Probate and Estate law before following her passion to work in Crime. 

Melanie is an experienced trial solicitor and practice manager with an avid attention to detail.  She prides herself on building and maintaining positive client relations and achieving the best possible outcome - without exception.


David has practiced as a Barrister and Solicitor in recent years in South Australia and in the practice of Edge Law predominantly as Counsel. Having practiced solely as a Barrister at the Victorian Bar and WA Bar for many years he has developed an extensive practice in the area of Criminal Law in all jurisdictions throughout Australia.


He was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1994. Areas of practice as Counsel include all appearances in the Magistrates Court, District Court and County Court, Supreme Court and Appeals in all Supreme Courts and the High Court of Australia.

David also has hands on contact with clients and delivers an unwavering and dedicated approach to all who are represented whether on legal aid or privately funded. Additional areas of practice include Royal Commissions, Coronial Inquests, Wills and Estates and specific areas of Administrative Law.

As part of the Edge Law team, David looks forward to representing you and being a voice for you by bringing experience, confidence and reliability.

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Following an extensive career in the financial services industry in the areas of investment banking and stockbroking, including a period of small business ownership, Chris returned to university in 2017 to fulfil a longstanding aspiration of entering the legal profession. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide in 2020 and completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in June 2021. 


Chris was admitted as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of South Australia and as a Registered Practitioner of the High Court of Australia in July 2021. He is also a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia. 


Chris commenced his legal career initially working in the areas of family and wills and estates law, after which he joined Edge Law in January 2022 to pursue his ambition of working in criminal law. 


Highly motivated and driven, Chris is a strong advocate for the rule of law and is dedicated to pursuing his client’s rights with vigour and determination in order to achieve the best possible outcome.



We at Edge Law pride ourselves in maintaining integrity in our performance to deliver the highest level of professional legal service to all clients.



Police Charges

Bail Applications


Traffic offences

Driving charges

Drink and drug driving

Driving whilst disqualified


Violent Offences





Other Offences

Sex Offences

Firearms Offences

Intervention Orders

Confiscation Proceedings

Parole Applications


Dishonesty Offences





Drug Offences






Wills and Estates


Administrative Law

Judicial Review

Coronial Inquests

Royal Commissions

All courts and jurisdictions throughout Australia.



Suite 6 259 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015

T: (08) 8447 7000     F: (08) 8447 7001

Melanie Moen

0410 98 3335


David Moen

0410 99 3335


Chris Pouras

0419 842 777


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