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Mala Heffernan

Principal Lawyer, Office Leader
Mala Heffernan

Mala Heffernan is a personal injuries Principal Lawyer and Office Leader practising in Maurice Blackburn’s Maroochydore office on the Sunshine Coast.

Practice Area

Road injury

, Work injury

, Public place injury


LLB, BBus, Grad Dip Leg Prac

Mala completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business, graduating with numerous awards and first class honours. Mala was admitted as a solicitor in 2011 and early on she discovered a passion for practising personal injury law, together with a desire to ensure that people who have been injured receive the best legal representation.

Mala is a highly dedicated, hardworking lawyer who strives for excellence and is passionate about fighting for the rights of everyday Australians. Her compassion and diligence on behalf of her clients is combined to great effect with her excellent communication skills, ensuring the best possible outcomes for her clients.

“It is a privilege to assist those who have been injured and suffered loss, in order to ensure they get a fair and just outcome,” says Mala.

“It is important to me to provide compassion, direction, understanding and support to my clients during such a difficult time in their lives.”

Mala is in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Memberships & accreditations

  • Queensland Law Society member
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance member
  • Sunshine Coast Law Association committee member
  • Suncoast Community Legal Service volunteer
  • Maurice Blackburn Women’s Law Section member


  • University Medal for outstanding academic achievement

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