About Us

Camatta Lempens is a full service law firm which has been providing high quality legal services in all areas of law to the South Australian community for over 40 years.

Meet our People


In 1979 Franco Camatta and Robert Lempens completed their legal practice requirements and resolved to build their own law firm. An opportunity arose, in Adelaide's north western suburbs, to bring legal services into an area which lay at the intersection of various types of social disadvantage but also contained some of South Australia's key small and medium business enterprises. Bringing local access to high quality legal advice became the key to the firm's early success.


In 1987 prominent human rights lawyer, Stephen Kenny joined Camatta Lempens after previously practicing in Darwin and Sydney.

Camatta Lempens provides assistance to South Australians who cannot afford a lawyer and has a proud history of pro bono work.


In 1990 the firm moved from is suburban base to its current location in the heart of the city. The move was prompted by the development of our commercial expertise and the need to be closer to our client base. Camatta Lempens is located at the centre of the Court precinct which provides easy access to all Courts and is conveniently located close to the City South tram stop.


Camatta Lempens today has combined staff of 30 solicitors and professional administrative and support staff.

Camatta Lempens receives many referrals from other lawyers, former and present clients, and people in the business and community sectors who have recognised Camatta Lempens’ abilities and values. This reflects Camatta Lempens’ reputation in the legal community and across the South Australian community.


Camatta Lempens has a proud history of involvement in the South Australian community and providing access to legal services to all sectors of the community through our pro bono work and human rights practice.

Camatta Lempens’ human rights practice is led by Stephen Kenny who has acted on a pro bono basis for Australians imprisoned overseas including:

  • David Hicks in relation to his imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay;
  • Robert Langdon in relation to his imprisonment and death sentence in Afghanistan; and
  • provides advice to the Foreign Prisoners Support Services.

Camatta Lempens provides assistance to South Australians who cannot afford a lawyer and refugees through JusticeNet and the Refugee Advocacy Service South Australia (RASSA).

Camatta Lempens also provides advice and support to a number of community groups and organisations.


From our clients...

The firm was professional, well organised and reasonably priced… Our family now recommends them to all who ask for referrals and we will continue to use their services when required.

Words are not enough..... Amazing, caring, able to help after 5 months searching.... Thank-you, thank-you.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you as well as the team at Camatta Lempens. Thank you for your tireless work and persistence with my case. Your attentive and resilient approach throughout the undertaking of my citizenship case has meant that I can now lead my life and raise my family as an Australian in this great country. Thank you once again.