Damian Scattini is a Principal at Maurice Blackburn and head of the firm’s Queensland class actions department. He has more than 20 years of experience working in commercial litigation, class actions and product liability claims in Australia and the United States. Damian was admitted to practise law in 1990 and now focuses on major litigation cases.
Damian is currently heading several class actions. These include the class action against the operators of Wivenhoe and Somerset Dam in relation to the January, 2011 flooding in Brisbane and Ipswich, and the class action against the Commonwealth in relation to the 2007 outbreak of equine influenza in Australia. Damian is also investigating the potential of running a class action regarding the Callide Dam flood in February 2015, and he is involved in product liability cases in the United States as Australian counsel.
Damian was born in rural Queensland and after spending several years with his family in California, he returned to Australia and boarding school in Toowoomba.
“I am proud of the work that I get to do every day in helping the people who have lost everything to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives – it’s what I’ve always done and it’s this work that drives my interest in social justice.
“Class actions are an opportunity to make a difference for more people at once, and to stand up for the people who can’t stand up for themselves. I enjoy making a difference and being part of the largest and best class actions team in Australia. It’s my duty and privilege to fight for my clients.”
Memberships & accreditations
- Queensland Law Society Member
- Australian Lawyers Alliance Member
- American Association for Justice (formally the Associate of Trial Lawyers of America) Member and former Governor
- Law Council of Australia Legal Practice Section Elected Executive Member
- Law Council of Australia Consumer Law Committee Former Chair
- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Member