Qualification(s): LLB, Dip of Legal Practice Management
Andrew McKenzie is a passionate fighter for what is fair. He is a Principal at Maurice Blackburn and head of our Queensland personal injury department, as well as manager of our Caboolture office. Andrew has been listed by the prestigious Doyle's Guide as a motor vehicle injury compensation lawyer of note. He has spent 22 years working in plaintiff law firms, including 17 years as a qualified lawyer. He practices exclusively in civil law and has appeared in just about every court and tribunal in Queensland.
“My Grandfather was State President and Secretary of the Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen’s Association of Australasia (FEDFA), which has since merged with the CFMEU. I was proud of the work he did fighting for the rights of workers and I became a lawyer so I could continue that tradition of helping Queenslanders.
“It’s so rewarding to be able to assist a client in one of the most difficult and challenging periods of their life. I’m inspired by the manner in which clients overcome such incredible adversity and I’m driven by the incredibly intelligent, hard-working, passionate and – most importantly – empathetic people at Maurice Blackburn.”
Andrew is dedicated to social justice and serving the Queensland community. His advocacy for vulnerable road users resulted in him appearing on their behalf before the Queensland Parliamentary Enquiry into Cycling in 2013. He is also the Queensland face of Maurice Blackburn’s Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You (SMIDSY) campaign for motorcycle safety.
Andrew has also been instrumental in improving the safety of surf lifesavers in Queensland. In 2003, he helped implement policy changes regarding the correct protocol for using inflatable rescue boats.
Andrew has volunteered at the Sunshine Coast Community Legal Service for more than a decade. In his spare time he appreciates all forms of sport and barracks for Liverpool, Brisbane Roar, Brisbane Lions, Parramatta Eels and Queensland Reds.
Andrew is also an expert in the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) which was launched in Queensland on 1 July 2016.
Memberships & accreditations
- Queensland Law Society Member
- Australian Lawyers Alliance Member