Prior to becoming a lawyer, Melissa worked as an academic researcher in the social sciences and as a social worker/counsellor. She has also worked for the Adult Guardian in Queensland and has considerable experience in mental health and disability.
After being admitted as a lawyer in 2009, Melissa spent much of her legal career in Central Queensland, before moving to the Northern Territory in 2018 to lead the Maurice Blackburn team in Darwin. She has practised exclusively in personal injuries, in particular catastrophic injuries, death claims and psychological injuries, for over a decade.
Melissa is now based in Brisbane and leads a team of highly skilled lawyers who specialise in medical negligence claims for clients across Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Melissa is driven by the desire to help clients through the difficult process of a claim and to achieve the best possible outcome.
“It is incredibly rewarding to assist clients to achieve a settlement to compensate for the significant difficulties they have experienced, at no fault of their own. Many of our clients have life-changing injuries or have lost a loved one in circumstances which could have been prevented with reasonable care. Medical law is complex and constantly changing, and Maurice Blackburn provides ongoing training and support and has a genuine commitment to ensuring lawyers are the best they can be.”
In her spare time Melissa is an avid snow-skier, despite living in Queensland!
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We have lawyers who specialise in a range of legal claims who travel to Tasmania. If you need a lawyer in Hobart, Launceston or elsewhere in Tasmania, please call us on 1800 675 346.