Practice area(s): Medical negligence
Location(s): Melbourne, Dandenong, Frankston
Qualification(s): LLB (Hons), BA, Dip Modern Languages

Katie Murphy is a medical negligence lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office in Victoria. She also sees clients in Dandenong and Frankston.

Katie is a friendly and compassionate lawyer who is driven to ensure she represents her clients very well. She holds Honours in Laws and a Bachelor degree in Arts, as well as a Diploma of Modern Languages. In addition to speaking English, Katie is proficient in Mandarin and also understands Spanish. She was admitted as a lawyer in 2014.

Katie assists clients who have suffered injuries as a result misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, delayed treatment, birth trauma and surgical errors, as well as those who have psychological injuries as a result of the loss of a loved one from medical malpractice.

“I am driven by a desire to achieve the best result for my clients, many of whom have suffered catastrophic and life-changing injuries,” says Katie.

“I use my legal skills and knowledge of the law to assist those who have lost a loved one or who have suffered unnecessary and life-changing injuries due to no fault of their own. Medical negligence can be a complicated and challenging area of law, and I assist clients to understand their rights and to achieve just compensation for their injuries.

“I often work with clients during a very difficult time in their lives. I am constantly inspired by the resilience that many of my clients show in getting on with their lives despite their injuries or bereavement. I feel fortunate to be able to help them to better understand the circumstances of their injury, and to maximise their compensation entitlements.”

Katie has a keen interest in improving our public healthcare system and helps families through the sometimes confronting Coronial Inquest process.

“This can be a rewarding experience, particularly where it results in the Coroner making recommendations that improve our healthcare system.”

Katie is also keen to further equality for women and minority groups in general, and in the legal community.

“I am passionate about achieving greater cultural diversity within the legal community, so that the backgrounds of legal practitioners and the judiciary reflect the ethnically diverse community in Australia.

Katie has also represented an asylum seeker through our social justice practice.

Accreditations & memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Australian Asian Lawyers Alliance member
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance member
  • Victorian Women Lawyers member
  • Maurice Blackburn Cultural Diversity committee member
  • Maurice Blackburn Women’s Network committee member