Senior Associate

Alessandra Pettit

Alessandra Pettit (Ali) has joined the team at Stacks Goudkamp in Sydney NSW as
a specialist in institutional sexual abuse law. With her comes tenacity and passion to
help survivors who have been betrayed by some of the biggest institutions in

Having exclusively practiced in this area, Ali establishes rapport with clients quickly
and helps them navigate what can often be a very confronting and daunting legal
process. Ali has helped survivors from all walks of life and is passionate about
standing up for the individual. She has a wealth of knowledge, is a fierce advocate
and has successfully litigated cases against some of the most powerful institutions in
Australia, ensuring her clients receive the best outcome possible.

Since being admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW, Ali has brought
cases in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland
and the ACT against schools, religious institutions, the Commonwealth and State

During her career, she has achieved the highest award of damages for a case of
institutional abuse and built lasting relationships with survivors. She has seen the
impact that systemic abuse has had on survivors and their families and feels
privileged to have the ability to represent them.

Ali understands that no amount of money is ever going to give a survivor their life
back, however, she has seen first had the benefit of resolution.

When Ali is not in the office, interstate with clients or in a Court hearing, you can find
her hiking, show jumping, bike riding or spending time with her family and beloved
rescue dog, Louie.

If you or a family member have been impacted by institutional abuse, please do not
hesitate to contact Ali at Stacks Goudkamp for a free, no obligation consultation.

Marist Regional College, Burnie Tasmania
“I truly appreciate your knowledge, guidance, being so supportive and your bright
and caring friendliness, you gave me. I am a much better person today having had
you on my side”

St Joseph’s Primary School, Ouyen Victoria
“I’m eternally grateful for the road we all went down, the guidance, the assistance,
from everyone involved, especially you”.

Senior Associate
1800 251 800

Practice Areas

  • Institutional Sexual Abuse
  • Institutional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New England.
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law.