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Danielle De Paoli

Special Counsel, State Team Leader
Danielle De Paoli

Danielle De Paoli is Special Counsel of Maurice Blackburn’s Parramatta office and State Team Leader for the NSW Abuse Law and Personal Injury Departments. She is a Law Society of NSW Personal Injury Accredited Specialist who has been helping people in claim compensation, having worked exclusively in personal injury law, since her admission for more than 20 years.

Practice Area

Childhood abuse, Public place injury, Road injury, Work injury


B App Ec, LLB, Grad Dip LP



Danielle is also a senior member of the firm's national sexual and institutional abuse compensation team and has a particular interest in bringing claims for the survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is specially trained in trauma informed practice which ensures she works with clients to access justice in a way that recognises the complex trauma they have suffered.

“My interest and desire in wanting to help people who have been disadvantaged is the reason I became a lawyer,” says Danielle.

“I enjoy assisting clients – who are in a vulnerable and unfortunate position through no fault of their own – through the legal process. It is rewarding for me to obtain compensation for them to help in regaining some form of independence in their lives, and equally, closure from the events they experienced which led to them being in this position.

“Seeing the impact that my work has on my clients and how it assists them in regaining control of their own lives is inspiring. I am passionate about my work and the clients I represent. That’s why I strive to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients within legal parameters in a timely and efficient manner.”

Danielle is approachable and provides her clients with advice in plain English to help understand the legal process. She also speaks Italian.

"When a client comes to see me, they can rest assured that they will walk away with the knowledge of how their claim is going to be run, what their entitlements may be, and also any advice about any additional fringe issues that may be on the horizon."

Danielle was born and raised in Griffith and is a proud mother of three.

Memberships & accreditations

  • Law Society of NSW – Personal Injury Law Accredited Specialist
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance NSW Branch Committee Member
  • NSW Women’s Lawyers Association Member