David Reece

I was Born and raised in Auckland and educated at Auckland Grammar School and received my Bachelor of Laws degree from Auckland University in 1980.

I have worked in all areas of the criminal law for over 30 years both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. I am based in Auckland and I am available to represent you at all the Auckland District Courts and the Auckland High Court. I am also available for appearances outside of Auckland as required.

I have completed over 150 District and High jury trials since my admission to the Bar in 1981, all as lead counsel for those I represented. I have special expertise in the areas listed below and I have an outstanding acquittal rate in all aspects of the criminal law.

 I have had significant success in defending people charged with the following;

In addition I has completed numerous summary court hearings, limited licence (work licence) applications, bail applications, EM bail applications, name suppression applications and conviction and/or sentence appeals to the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Associations and memberships:

  • Auckland District Law Society
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Criminal Bar Association

I head a dedicated team of lawyers and personnel committed to your legal defence.


  • Homicide
  • Assault
  • Drugs
  • Sexual Charges
  • Slavery
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Drink/Drive
  • Fraud
  • Proceeds of Crime Prosecution
  • Legal Aid Matters
  • Appeals to High Court and Court of Appeal