Location(s): Melbourne
Qualification(s): BA (Hons), LLB

Jessica McAvoy is a WorkCover, asbestos and dust diseases Senior Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office. 

Jessica is a socially conscious lawyer with more than 11 years’ experience in personal injury law. Graduating with Honours in Arts and a Bachelor of Law, she chose personal injury law because of her commitment to equity and social justice, together with a desire to support people in understanding their rights and demystifying the law. She has particular expertise in general litigation, especially in statutory benefits, pre-litigated and litigated common law claims.

“When a case concludes successfully it is hugely satisfying to see my client’s heart-felt appreciation, and also to reflect on the great result that our investment of time and hard work has achieved,” says Jessica.

Jessica advocates for clients who suffer from work related injuriesasbestos and dust diseases including silicosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestos related pleural diseases. She is inspired in her work by the opportunities offered by each client’s unique situation and finds these a great motivator to test and push the boundaries of law to achieve the best possible outcome.

“Sometimes my clients have been forced into a destitute situation because of an illness or workplace injury, which can be emotionally challenging for everyone involved. So I use this challenge to push myself further to achieve a result that will make a real difference for these clients.”

Accreditations and memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance member