Qualification(s): LLB (Hons), BA
Jilnar Zeina is a public and product liability lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office in Victoria.
Jilnar joined Maurice Blackburn as a paralegal in 2012, and was admitted as a lawyer in 2015. She holds Honours in Laws and a Bachelor degree in Arts. Jilnar lists analytical and communication skills and legal knowledge among her strengths, and in addition to English, she speaks fluent Arabic. She is an empathetic and sincere lawyer who approaches her work with determination and diligence.
“Working in the public liability team gives me the opportunity to assist people who are injured as result of another’s negligence, in a wide range of scenarios including slips and trips in public places, incidents at rental properties, accidents on boats or planes, school and sporting incidents, assaults and bicycle accidents,” says Jilnar.
Jilnar has a particular interest in bringing claims for the survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is specially trained in trauma informed practice which ensures she works with clients to access justice in a way that recognises the complex trauma they have suffered.
“It is very rewarding knowing that every day my work involves assisting people who have been wronged through no fault of their own. More broadly, my work also promotes consumer protection and public safety, and encourages people to take care for the safety of others.”
“People can find the legal process to be quite daunting and being able to provide meaningful guidance at such a critical time makes my work worthwhile.”
In addition to seeing clients in our Melbourne office, Jilnar can see clients throughout Victoria at our suburban and regional offices.
Accreditations & memberships
- Law Institute of Victoria member
- Australian Lawyers Alliance member
- Victorian Women Lawyers member