Qualification(s): LLB, GDLP
Connor O’Driscoll is an Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Rockhampton office, with more than five years’ experience providing expert personal injury legal advice to people in the local area. In particular, he helps people with workers' compensation, road accident injury and public liability claims.
Connor is a local to Central Queensland – he was educated at Cathedral College in Rockhampton before heading to Brisbane to complete his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Queensland. Connor completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Australian National University and was admitted in practice in the High Court of Australia in 2012.
Connor has strong links to the legal community in the region and began his legal career in 2011 as an Associate to Justice McMeekin in the Supreme Court of Rockhampton. This was where his interest in personal injury law began, as he witnessed many civil trials and could see the impact that injury had on the lives of local people and their families.
After his Supreme Court experience, Connor spent several years with another local law firm and then joined Maurice Blackburn in November 2016.
Connor keeps updated with legislative changes that impact his area of practice and is always researching amendments and developments to laws, in particular, the effects of sweeping changes to the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act.
“What I find most rewarding about this area of law is that I can apply knowledge and successfully hold my ground during negotiations with insurers and achieve results for clients that allow them to progress to their next stage in life with confidence,” says Connor.
He has a down-to-earth and approachable way with clients, putting them at ease so they understand each step of the legal process.
“It gives me much satisfaction to run into former clients around town and hear how their life has improved after their claim has concluded. That’s when I get to see the way people can turn their lives around when they get the right legal help.”
Connor volunteers at the Rockhampton Community Legal Centre and is a regular blood (plasma) donor. When Connor isn’t working or volunteering, he likes to spend time outdoors, listening to podcasts and travelling.
- Queensland Law Society member
- Central Queensland Law Association member