Meghan Rothery is a Principal at Maurice Blackburn. She has seven years of experience as a lawyer and is the firm’s Regional Office Leader based in Rockhampton. Meghan grew up on a property just outside the small rural town of Wowan, an hour’s drive south of Rockhampton, and studied at the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Meghan cut her legal teeth on commercial law in Rockhampton from 2006, before joining Maurice Blackburn in 2012.
“I made the switch from commercial law because I had heard Maurice Blackburn was a great firm to work for and the lawyers cared about their clients. It’s rewarding to obtain fair outcomes for my clients and I’m inspired to help them get the result they deserve.”
Meghan has extensive experience in negotiating fair outcomes for Central Queensland residents and is passionate about providing good quality legal representation including sound and practical legal advice using language that her clients understand.
“Compensation law is complex. It is difficult but very important to ensure that our clients properly understand the basis upon which compensation is awarded in the Queensland legal system, and the amount and type of compensation that is fair.”
Since joining the firm, Meghan has quickly taken on extra leadership responsibilities and often appeared in the local media commenting on issues that matter to people in Central Queensland, including road safety and workers’ rights.
Meghan’s dedication and commitment to her local community is also apparent through her volunteer work. She is a past-president of Capricorn Launchpad, a network for young professionals in the Capricorn Region designed to lead and inspire community, cultural, commercial, educational, social and personal development. Meghan is also a regular volunteer at local schools where she helps mentor debating teams as well as present at career information sessions.
Meghan can share more about her particular area of legal expertise if you contact her directly.
Megan is currently on parental leave.
Memberships & accreditations
- Queensland Law Society Member
- Australian Lawyers Alliance Member
- Central Queensland Lawyers Association Member
- Central Queensland Law Association Secretary (2009)
- Central Queensland Young Lawyers Association Representative (2006-2009)
- Capricorn Launchpad President (2012-2013)