Michael Orr


michael orr, pw lawyers

Michael joined PW Lawyers in 2021.

He has extensive financial services industry experience in the USA with Fortune 100 companies.

He has trained and advised financial planners, accountants, and legal practitioners in the use of advanced life underwriting techniques in estate and business succession planning.

Michael focuses on wealth transfer planning to future generations, and specializes in Wills, Trusts, and Business Succession Planning.

He has over 30 years of experience conducting client interviews.

Michael’s goal is to “Simplify the Complex”, delivering creative and practical solutions to the clients of PW Lawyers.

We are extremely pleased to have a person of Michael’s experience and calibre join our team.

Michael’s extensive knowledge in estate planning (link) and succession planning (link), provides a valuable resource for any client looking to plan for their family or business.

He is admitted into the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a lawyer, an enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

Michael works with PW Lawyers as an independent contractor.


  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Charles Sturt University
  • Master of Laws (Applied Law) LL.M. (Applied Law), College of Law, Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP), The College of Law, Sydney
  • Master of Science in Financial Services (M.S.), The American College, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Master of Applied Finance (M.App.Fin.), Charles Sturt University
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Charles Sturt University
  • Master of Property (M.Prop.), University of Newcastle
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), The American College, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), The American College, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), LOMA, USA