Qualification(s): LLB (Hons) BCA
Jacinta Lewin is a Senior Associate in our Melbourne office.
Jacinta joined the firm in 2009 after completing her studies at the University of Melbourne. Since this time she has worked almost exclusively for workers falling under the Federal workers' compensation schemes including the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (Comcare), Seafarers legislation and Military Compensation scheme. Jacinta is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia. As a Federal workers’ compensation expert, Jacinta helps clients with workplace injury claims and is constantly advocating for law reform in this complex area of law. She is a tenacious advocate.
“Achieving great outcomes for my clients is very satisfying. So is having the opportunity to meet and work for people from a broad range of backgrounds; be it postal workers, truckies, Federal police or public servants,” says Jacinta.
Jacinta is a passionate and experienced solicitor who enjoys acting for injured workers and ensuring they receive their full entitlements. She strongly believes that as a lawyer she has a responsibility to advocate in a committed manner that maximises her clients’ access to justice.
“I was drawn to working within challenging compensation schemes where high quality practitioners were needed to ensure that clients can access their full entitlements. Working in schemes that often provide little certainty for my clients means we have to work even harder to ensure that their rights and entitlements are protected.”
Jacinta's combination of empathy and experience is evident in the consistency of results she gets for her clients. She has won numerous cases in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and in the Federal Court.
In addition to her work in Comcare, Jacinta actively advocates for legal reform of the Federal compensation schemes through submissions, advocacy and consultation. She works closely with the firm’s Social Justice Practice on asylum seeker issues and was a founding Chair of the Maurice Blackburn Diversity Committee. She passionately believes lawyers have a responsibility to service their community through their work.
Jacinta has worked as the National Practice Manager of Maurice Blackburn’s Comcare and Federal Workers’ Compensation Department. She is currently on an extended leave of absence.
Memberships & accreditations
- Law Institute of Victoria member
- Australian Lawyers Alliance
- Law Council of Australia Federal Litigation Section member
- Victorian Woman’s Lawyers member
- Leukaemia Foundation member
- Maurice Blackburn’s Cultural Diversity Group member