About Us

Meet the Team

Kellin Kristofferson


Young Lawyer of the year 2018, Doyles Guide recognised.

I grew up in Queanbeyan and take a down-to-earth approach to complex legal issues. Losing my parents at a young age has shaped my pragmatic perspective on estate planning. I value the opportunity to assist families with their estate matters. I also enjoy conveyancing, and particularly enjoy acting for clients buying their first homes.

I graduated with honours from the ANU and have been teaching postgraduate law there since 2013. I also run workshops for other lawyers, including through Legalwise seminars. I strongly believe in the value of open discussion of estate issues, which are frequently seen as unpleasant to talk about.

In my spare time (of which I have little), I love gardening, reading, writing and painting. I am well-read in history and feel most at home by the sea. I live in Kambah with my partner and our retired greyhound, and am a proud uncle to numerous spoiled nieces and one nephew.

Paul Salinas


Accredited SMSF Advisor, Nationally recognised family law superannuation specialist, Doyles Guide recognised.

I am Superman. I don’t mean that I have any super powers but if you need advice on anything to do with superannuation then I am your man.  I particularly love SMSFs and the freedom of choice they give you in your retirement planning. It is important to get things right to ensure that your money and your estate ends up with where you want it to be when you pass away. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children and our mini zoo of pets. I love all things history from ancient to modern.  My children often roll their eyes when I start waxing lyrical about topics ranging from Marcus Aurelius, Medieval Church architecture or the French Revolution. When doing my usual husbandly duties around the house or going to the gym, I will usually be listening to a podcast on history or current political events. 

I’m also a bit of a geek.   Date nights for my wife and I usually involve going to the latest Marvel, DC or Star Wars related movie release.  The last movie I cried at was The Return of the King. 

Sevil Kargar


I started my legal career in 2016 as an assistant, then a paralegal before being admitted as a solicitor in 2018. I have worked in two boutique law firms which practiced in family law and wills and estates prior to joining Artisan Legal in 2021. I have a Masters of Applied Law majoring in Family Law and Wills and Estates.

Early in my career I found my passion was to assist people during some of the most difficult periods in their life, whether that be the loss of a loved one or a family or relationship breakdown. I am also passionate about helping my clients achieve the peace of mind in knowing that their loved ones will be protected through their Estate Planning.

My areas of practice include:

  • Contested Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Superannuation death benefit claims and appeals
  • Family Law parenting and property matters

When I’m not at the office, I am my happiest spending time with my family.

Gozde Kocakahya

Conveyancing Assistant

Gozde started her career in the legal profession in 2022 with Artisan Legal and hasn’t looked back. She started as our administrative assistant before finding a knack for conveyancing and moving into that arena.

Gozde’s responsiveness to our clients and her problem-solving approach to all matters has made her a highly valued member of our team. She takes pride in ensuring that our clients are well looked after.