Our Lawyer

Our lawyer, Desmond Ong, is an Advocate & Solicitor registered with the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Desmond obtained his Juris Doctor degree in Law from Singapore Management University. He had previously received a Master of Science in Management Science (Finance) from Stanford University (California) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) from Cornell University (New York). Desmond graduated from St. Joseph's Institution and Victoria Junior College in Singapore.

Desmond was a recipient of the Singapore Airlines (Overseas) (Engineering) Scholarship (2001) and the Singapore Management University Juris Doctor (Law) Scholarship (2011).

To fulfill and complete his scholarship bond with Singapore Airlines, Desmond worked in the Engineering Division of Singapore Airlines from 2007 to 2011 in various Engineering and Management roles covering Technical Services Engineering, Commercial Supplies Management (simultaneously managing two (2) separate Engineering Sections and a combined portfolio of S$150 million dollars of Aircraft parts during the financial crisis of 2007 to 2008) and Strategic Aircraft Fleet Management Planning aspects of running an airline.

Desmond understands that litigation is a stressful process for most, yet many small business owners and heartlanders are reluctant to hire lawyers due to high fees charged by traditional law firms. He wants to provide affordable access to law to the people who need legal advice and representation.

Desmond acted for a commercial client in a claim for S$1.34 million in the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2019.

Desmond is a volunteer under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and at Community Legal Clinics. He is also an Assigned Solicitor on the Legal Aid Bureau’s Panel of Solicitors.

Desmond has repeatedly tried and failed in cultivating a herb garden. When he is not drowning innocent plants, Desmond enjoys cooking and creative writing. You can find samples of his creative writing here. Desmond also manages the Instagram account of his dog, Dr. Pumpkin, PhD.

DMO Law Corporation Testimonials

Desmond provided practical advice on how to resolve the problems I faced with the least legal costs incurred. I could tell that he truly cared about my matter. He is a lawyer with a good heart.

- Rubi Lin, Grant of Probate client

I engaged Mr. Desmond Ong of DMO Law Corporation for a few civil litigation disputes. He acted in the best interest of my company and guided me through the process. When there was no point in pursuing certain matters further, Desmond told me honestly to not throw good money after bad money. I appreciate his honesty and will recommend him to my business partners.

- David Ong, Thong Huat Brothers Logistics Pte Ltd

Desmond was very patient throughout the whole process. He guided me consistently with much professionalism. He is not only clear in his instructions but also gives good advice. Overall he is a very responsive and ethical lawyer.

- Pearly Wong, Litigation client

Desmond is very articulate in his presentation and frank. He could explain complex legal situation to my 70 year old father, and dispense very logical legal options to us.
He is also prompt with his timelines and follow-ups.

- Keith Chia, Letters of Administration client

My experience with DMO Law Corporation has been a most pleasant one. Desmond has demonstrated commendable professionalism and sincerity in every aspect of his work. Throughout the entire duration of engagement, he worked closely with his capable team to consistently provide me valuable insights and practical advice. I would strongly recommend DMO Law Corporation, and in particular Desmond, to anyone who is looking for dedicated, conscientious and knowledgeable lawyer.

- Leon Tay, Civil Litigation client

The fees stated on the website are true. The all-inclusive fee represented on the website was all I paid to Desmond. There was no additional charge for disbursements and court fees.

- Wendy Peh, Letters of Administration client​

Desmond was very well organized and efficient, at the same time being understanding and nice to talk to. I would not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone in need of a sound lawyer. Thank you.

- Mindy Ang, Letters of Administration client

I impressed upon Desmond that my family needed the Letters of Administration urgently in order to rent out the property that was held under my father's name. He understood the financial opportunity costs faced by my family and kept a close eye on my matter. Documents were filed the day they were available and the Letters of Administration were obtained within two and a half weeks. I must say that I am impressed by Desmond's efficiency.

- Aaron Lim, Letters of Administration client

It was stressful to have a family member lose mental capacity. I am glad to have appointed Desmond as my lawyer for my Appointment of Deputy matter. He did what was in my best interest and in my father’s best interest, providing guidance even as the situation for my matter changed in an unexpected and positive way. I would recommend Desmond as a lawyer for Appointment of Deputy matters.

- Alan Tay, Appointment of Deputy client​

Without a doubt, Desmond was a great help, especially in our moments of dismal, not having the know-how to proceed with our case (amendment of court documents). He was warm, friendly, sincere and shared relevant advice freely. And I believe, he will continue to be.

We thank him for the painless process provided. Everything was explained plainly to us, without those hard-to-understand lawyer's jargon, and the process was so smooth, with prompt email updates every step of the way.

If we had known about Desmond before engaging WP, we could have saved ourselves almost $3,500, almost a year's worth of time, and all that needless confusion.

- Sukkham & Family, Variation Of Court Order Client

The service provided was good. Desmond was super responsive and guided us through the entire process. There were no hiccups in obtaining the Letters of Administration at all.

- Apple Wong, Letters of Administration client

The Grant of Letters of Administration was obtained with minimal fuss. Desmond was always there to facilitate the process. Updates were provided very promptly and the documents were sent to me the day they were available.

- Gabriel Lim, Letters of Administration client

Desmond listened attentively to understand the real issues that I faced. He then provided practical advice on how to solve my problems, taking into account the real world consequences of his proposed solutions. I would recommend Desmond as a lawyer to my friends and business partners.

- Jamas Lin, Northstar Business Solutions

We engaged Desmond to defend us in a frivolous lawsuit in the State Courts. We feel very lucky to have found Desmond, as he is without doubt the most transparent and no-nonsense lawyer you will find in Singapore. Their service is outstanding, they know what they are talking about and communicate it in a way that is easy to understand but best of all they care about their clients. It is for these reasons I can happily recommend them.

- Joshua Lee, Advertising Director

My Probate matter was not straightforward. Desmond was quick to spot the potential issues that could affect my inheritance. Despite the additional work that he had to do to make the situation right, he was steadfast in doing things properly and correctly. I appreciate his great effort in helping me settle my legal matter.

- Lam Fook Choy, Grant of Probate client

We had a debt from a customer who we had trouble getting back. Desmond patiently guided us through the various options available to us. In the end, the adverse party promptly paid upon being sent a Letter of Demand. We are very happy with the legal services provided.

- Li-Yu Yang and Alex Fang , Letter of Demand clients​

I found the litigation process very stressful. I am glad that I appointed Desmond as my lawyer. He was able to fend off the unnecessarily aggressive attacks by the opposing lawyer and defend my interests. He was also considerate of the resources that I had available for litigation and worked with me to make sure that I had adequate legal representation based on my budget.

- Samantha Mason, Civil Litigation client

We are extremely satisfied with the services provided by Desmond Ong of DMO Law Corporation in the resealing of Foreign Grant of Probate (Malaysia). All communication was via email. Desmond typically replied within the day. He provided prompt updates and clear instructions what documents he needed at every stage of the process. His fees were clearly detailed at the beginning. He did not mark up the court fees, providing supporting documents to show them at the end. We felt very comfortable instructing him from Malaysia despite not having met him in person, as his communication was always prompt and precise. For a professional, efficient and personalised service at a very competitive fee, we would recommend Desmond highly.

- Stephanie Wong, Reseal of Foreign Probate client

Our father suffered a loss of mental capacity and it was a very stressful and taxing period for our family. Desmond was very helpful in guiding us through the entire Appointment of Deputy application process. He provided timely updates and advised us on how to navigate the difficulties we faced along the way. When the court order was available, we were updated on the same day and mailed a hard copy on the same day. We would recommend Desmond as a lawyer for Appointment of Deputy matters.

- Teh Lifen and Teh Lijun, Appointment of Deputy clients​

I am based in Canada but needed to obtain a Grant of Probate. I instructed Desmond using email and felt very comfortable doing so. He was very prompt in his responses, clear in his instructions and willing to work with the restrictions in my schedule and the availability of the Singapore Embassy here in Canada. I would like to thank Desmond for his assistance in my matter and I would recommend him as a lawyer.

- Vicky Ong, Grant of Probate client

I had just started a new job and could not take leave during my probation period. Desmond understood the restrictions that I faced and arranged for the commissioning of the required documents to be done near my work place. I appreciate the fact that he works around his client's time restrictions.

- Yvonne Leau, Grant of Probate client

Apart from being very professional in the delivery of his service, Desmond has also been extremely detailed and meticulous in providing the information needed for me to complete the letter of administration. No time was ever wasted as he had prepared us well on what to expect and what documents to prepare.

As the loss of a loved one is usually involved in matters surrounding Letters of Administration, Desmond has been truly empathetic and sensitive in his meetings and dealings with us, and never once made me feel like it was transactional. I am very satisfied with the service provided by DMO Law Corporation.

- Lee Ming Wei, Letters of Administration client

Desmond recently represented me in my annulment case. He was professional, responsive and meticulous in handing the case. Desmond walked me through the entire process and consistently updated me on the progress. His attentiveness and efficiency certainly made the process less stressful. I am grateful for his efforts and would highly recommend Desmond to friends and family.

- Mr. K, Annulment Client

It felt like Desmond acted on my behalf as if my difficulties were his own. I feel his sense of responsibility and I feel safe that he was handling my matters. I would recommend anyone who needs assistance with Estate matters and Grant of Letters of Administration, to approach Desmond.

- KelvC Chan, Letters of Administration client