Ambrose Kampen

Our People

Michele Kampen – Principal

Michele took to law as a mature aged student and graduated with an Arts/Law Degree from the University of New England in 2007.

Michele completed further studies and graduated with a Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution from Charles Sturt University in 2010, attained her Masters Degree in Family Law with the College of Law NSW in 2019 and has recently completed her studies to become an Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Michele’s principle area of practice is family law and is able to assist with other matters if required.

Michele has a passion to help families through the difficult period post separation and helping them move forward.  She understands the emotional rollercoaster that some families may experience and her compassion and ability to engage with her clients ensures that she remains child focused and family orientated.

Outside of the firm, Michele has run her own small business, held the position of President of the local Make a Wish Foundation, been the treasurer of several sporting clubs and volunteers with the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service, until early 2022 she was the Chairperson for the Womens Centre for Health & Wellbeing Albury-Wodonga Inc. and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of her local Country Fire Authority (CFA).  Michele believes in supporting the community in which she lives.

Michele is a volunteer with the CFA and assisted in fighting the fires in northern Victoria in 2019-2020.

Michele’s interests include playing the piano, cooking, listening to jazz while sipping on a local red wine and designing and making quilts.


Lisa – Solicitor

Lisa has worked in the legal field for over 37 years and for the last 15 of those years Lisa has primarily worked in the area of Family Law.

Lisa gave into her calling and commenced her legal studies late in life and was admitted as a solicitor in 2020.

One of Lisa’s many strengths is her high level of morals and ethics.  Lisa does not mince words and gives her legal advice in a gentle yet direct manner.  Lisa places great importance on assisting people through the Family Law process in a friendly, down-to-earth and compassionate manner.

In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, and is a seasoned traveller.  Lisa loves music and is a passionate member of the Brisbane Broncos RLFC.




Kate – Law Clerk

Kate is an experienced Law Clerk having started at Hargraves Ambrose & Co in 2001, before joining Ambrose Kampen in 2021.

Kate has experience in all areas of Law, however her main expertise is in Conveyancing, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate in both Victoria and New South Wales.

Kate prides herself conducting her matters efficiently and in a professional manner, striving to be accessible to clients when required.

During her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping by the river and skiing with her children or on their annual Beach trip. Kate is a proud supporter of the Essendon Bombers.



Ashleigh – Office Manager

Ashleigh commenced her administrative and legal career in 2005 and has over 16 years experience working in the area of law.

Over the years she has worked in Administration, as a Receptionist and Legal Secretary before joining Ambrose Kampen in January 2022 as Practice Manager.

Her interests are spending time with her husband and two girls, health and fitness and exploring outdoors.