Patricia Hepworth

Patricia Hepworth was admitted to practice in 1984 and has practised in the area of family law since her admission. She has extensive experience in children’s matters, property division, child support and de facto matters.

Patricia has a wide breadth of understanding when consulted by clients that present in a fragile and emotional state. Patricia’s warm, welcoming and friendly nature reassures clients that their needs can be met in a timely and appropriate manner. Patricia treats clients varying circumstances with the upmost importance. Patricia is often called upon within the firm to deal with complex and abstract circumstances relating to all family law matters and the difficulties parties face after a relationship breakdown and change in family dynamics.

Patricia has worked in a large city and suburban firms, as well as an Aboriginal Legal Service in the Northern Territory. Patricia is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria.

Her experience has provided her with a wide exposure to many aspects of family law and a pragmatic approach to the problems in this area of law.

Patricia is one of the founding partners of JH Legal, together with Karen Jones, and has also diligently worked towards the advancement of the firm since its inception.


  • BA
  • LLB


  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Family Law Section of Law Council of Australia

You can contact Patricia by telephoning (03) 9889 7141 or alternatively, you can email her at