Location(s): Canberra
Qualification(s): LLB, BA (Hons), GDLP

Kahlia Jenkins is a personal injury Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Canberra office. She helps people with workers’ compensation, industrial accidents, motor vehicle accident and comprehensive third party compensation, and public liability claims. Kahlia also helps people with Will disputes, estate planning and probate in the ACT.

Kahlia graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Laws and Honours in Arts. She completed her studies while clerking with another law firm, and joined Maurice Blackburn as a lawyer in 2013.

Kahlia is a skilful and dedicated solicitor who has appeared before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Federal and High courts. She channels her intelligence, compassion and attention to detail into achieving the best possible outcome for her clients. Kahlia is particularly committed to and rewarded by the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing needs of her post-injury clients as they move through their recovery.

“I specifically chose to work in personal injury law because I believe the most valuable and meaningful way that I can use my skills is by working with a social justice firm that assists vulnerable people to achieve fair outcomes,” says Kahlia.

“The people I work with and the people I work for are constantly inspiring me in my work. To see the things that many of our clients are able to achieve in the face of often traumatic injuries and lengthy recovery is incredibly inspiring in the work we do for them.”

In addition to her client work, Kahlia takes an interest in broader legal and social justice issues. She was a panellist at the National Wellness for Law Forum at the Australian National University, representing the views of young lawyers in relation to mental health issues, and she has previously volunteered for Justice Connect and worked with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Accreditations & memberships:

  • ACT Law Society member
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance member
  • ACT Women Lawyers Association member
  • ACT Young Lawyers Committee Member
  • ACT Pro Bono Clearing House Panel Member