Dr Dominic Katter is a barrister-at-law, mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator. He has a commercial and administrative law practice at the private Bar and has appeared on four occasions as a counsel before the High Court of Australia. Dr Katter was called to the Bar in 2001, further to admission as a solicitor in 1998.
Prior to commencing as a Barrister, he was articled at Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers, was the Research Officer to the Court of Appeal of Queensland and subsequently the Associate to the Honourable Justice I. D. F. Callinan AC of the High Court of Australia.
Dr Katter is a Fellow and a member of the Panel of Arbitrators (Secondary) of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Since 2014 Dr Katter has been a sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and is the General Editor of QCAT Practice and Procedure, a LexisNexis publication.
He is the author of two monographs on the law of the sea and two further books as to practice and procedure.
Dr Katter currently serves on the Brisbane Archdiocesan Ministries and Services Council, was previously a Senator of The University of Queensland and a Director of Cambridge Australia Scholarships Ltd and St Rita’s College Ltd.
Commander Katter is an Officer in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve and serves as the Head of Panel of the Queensland Naval Legal Panel, further to serving as the Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Queensland from 2009-2016.
Dr Katter is a graduate of Cambridge University where he was a Wakefield Scholar, an alumni of the Harvard Business School, was awarded the Clive Gard Scholarship by the Harvard Club of Australia and has a doctorate in law. He has the following qualifications: BA(Government), LLB, LLM(Qld); MPhil(Cantab); GDipMilLaw(Melb); GDipAdvMilLaw(Merit)(ANU); SJD(QUT); PLDA(Harv), psac, FSIArb, MCIArb, PRIMed,Adj.