Location(s): Caboolture
Qualification(s): LLB (Hons), B PsychSc

James Goddard is a Senior Associate and the Regional Office Leader of Maurice Blackburn’s Caboolture office. He helps people with their workers’ compensation, road accident injury and public liability claims.

James is a formidable negotiator and litigator with notable experience in personal injury claims. He was drawn to the law by the opportunities it presents to work on diverse cases and to represent and assist many different people. After graduating from Griffith University with Bachelor degrees in Law and Psychological Science, James joined the firm as trainee lawyer in 2010 and as a lawyer in 2011. His superior legal work and client skills have seen him progress quickly, and he was made an Associate in 2014.

“The thing that really drives me to excel at my work is obtaining justice and positive outcomes for my clients and their families. These people have suffered – through no fault of their own – and it’s up to us as a firm and me personally to do our best to help them get what they need to get better. My work is rewarding because it helps people to get back to where they were, and where they should have been in life,” says James.

Queensland born and bred, James is passionate about obtaining fair legal remedies for the people across Ipswich and South East Queensland. Having previously worked in Maurice Blackburn's Rockhampton office, he has been involved in a number of cases that have had positive results for Central Queenslanders and their families, and he is now doing the same for Southern Queenslanders.

“I’m inspired by the way so many of my clients are incredibly stoic in tough circumstances. They often have significant medical issues, but they maintain a smile through it all. They truly appreciate the help we provide and it’s a real honour to be able to provide it.”

In addition to James’ legal work, he also holds mediation skills training through a course run in conjunction with Griffith University and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Memberships & associations

  • Queensland Law Society member
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance member