Maurice Blackburn - Our Theodora Ahilas: Winner of the 2012 Justice Medal
22 November 2012
Theodora Ahilas, Principal in asbestos law at Maurice Blackburn, is the winner of the NSW Justice Medal, an annual award from the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW.
Ms Ahilas won the accolade for her outstanding contribution to achieving justice for people with asbestos-related diseases and their families. It was presented by The Hon. Paul Stein QC AM, Chair of the Foundation, at a ceremony at NSW Parliament on October 31st. The dinner was attended by 400 people.
Ms Ahilas is Principal of Asbestos/Dust Diseases in NSW has acted for hundreds of asbestos victims and their families over the past 20 years. In addition to law, Ms Ahilas has degrees in social work and arts.
The judges noted in awarding the prize that Ms Ahilas is "a specialist in this area of law, and she is known for her extraordinary compassion and commitment to supporting the families of clients as they deal with the psychological scars of sudden and dreadful diagnosis and death."
Ben Slade, Managing Principal said: "The firm is very proud of this extraordinary achievement. It is very well deserved and is a testimony to Theodora's dedication as a legal practitioner and passionate advocate in the area of asbestos related disease."