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Melissa McGarrity

Senior Associate, Office Leader
Melissa McGarrity

Melissa is a Senior Associate and office leader of the Caboolture office.

Practice Area
Work injury, Road injury, Public place injury


Melissa advises in all areas of insurance litigation. She has been involved in all stages of the personal injury claim process from compliance of claims through to trials in the District Court and Appeals in the Supreme Court.  Melissa has over 12 years experience in the management of injury claims with technical expertise in workers compensation matters.

"I strive to get the very best outcome for my clients. I know that this work makes a genuine difference in my clients' lives, and that they can have hope in the future following significant adversity and injury. Working with Maurice Blackburn means that clients know that I have their back and am willing to go the extra mile to fight for their rights."

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology, and is admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland. She was named in the 12th and 13th edition of Best Lawyers for Insurance Law. Melissa is also a board member of the charity, Harrisons Little Wings, a high-risk pregnancy support charity.

Memberships and accreditations

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Best Lawyers (Insurance Law) 2020 and 2021
  • Harrisons Little Wings Board Member

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