Practice area(s): Work related injuries
Location(s): Melbourne
Qualification(s): BA, LLB

John Salanitri is a Principal and Director of Maurice Blackburn in Melbourne. He has 17 years of experience working as a lawyer in personal injuries litigation and workers’ compensation claims. More than a decade of this experience has been as a Principal lawyer. John is also a Practice Group Leader who co-manages our WorkCover team in Victoria.

It’s John’s reputation, tenacity, strategic approach to representing his clients and his ability to be empathetic and understanding that stand him apart from other lawyers.

“I became a lawyer because I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives. It is rewarding to have the opportunity and ability to represent people from diverse backgrounds and help them receive fair and adequate compensation,” he says.

John has worked at Maurice Blackburn since 1997. In that time he has helped thousands of clients with their WorkCover compensation claims, many of whom have lived in South East Melbourne while he managed Maurice Blackburn’s Dandenong office for nine years. He relocated to our Melbourne office in 2014.

John is a proud supporter and member of the mighty Hawthorn Football Club. 

Memberships & accreditations

  • Law Institute of Victoria Member
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance Member
  • Legal Liaison Group Member