Our Team

The Brennan & Co team team is strong and ready to defend your case. Our team consists of Shane Brennan, principal and founder of Brennan & Co, Alana Padmanabham, Damien Cripps, and Susannah Connor. Combined, the team has many decades of law practice experience under our belts, and in particular, criminal law. Our goal is to protect our clients’ legal rights with expert and unrivalled legal counsel.

ShaneShane Brennan

Shane Brennan is the principal of Brennan & Co and has practiced as a lawyer for nearly 40 years. He has truly earned his reputation as one of Perth’s finest criminal defence lawyers, with experience in all areas of criminal law, specialising in trials before a judge and jury.
Mr Brennan has enjoyed success in many high profile cases. Brennan & Co attracts an enviable client list as a result.

APAlana Padmanabham

Alana is a senior barrister and solicitor who joined the Brennan & Co team in July 2014. Alana is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, and has extensive experience in all areas of criminal law including sentencing, trial, and appeal proceedings. Alana enjoys particular proficiency in drug and sexual assault matters.
In addition to providing her wide range of expertise within the Magistrates Court, District Court, and Supreme Court, Alana also has experience in cases involving the Children’s Court. Alana’s aim is to make legal advice easy to understand and provide assistance every step of the way for her clients.

crippsDamien Cripps

Damien Cripps is a junior practitioner at Brennan & Co. Damien works exclusively in criminal law, traffic law and violence restraining order matters. Damien appears throughout Perth Metropolitan and Regional Western Australian courts.



SCSusannah Connor

Susannah is a recently admitted lawyer, who is completing a post graduate masters in law at the University of Western Australia. Susannah adds a significant academic edge to the team.