Qualification(s): Bsc, JD
Michael Thorne is a public and product liability lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne.
Michael is a technical, lateral thinking person who doesn’t shy away from a challenge. He acts for clients who have suffered an injury due to negligence in a wide range of situations. Serious injuries can include slips and trips in public places, assaults, incidents at rental properties, accidents on boats or planes, and school and sporting incidents.
Michael has a particular interest in bringing claims for the survivors of childhood sexual abuse. He is specially trained in trauma informed practice which ensures he works with clients to access justice in a way that recognises the complex trauma they have suffered.
“In my experience, a lack of legal knowledge can create a significant hurdle for people seeking justice,” says Michael.
“I chose law as a career because I see legal practice as a unique and special way of informing and assisting people.
“Securing compensation helps more than just the injured person. When you help a client to get compensation, you don’t just get them back on their feet, you help those around them.”
Michael believes strongly in closing the socio-economic gaps that exist between Australia’s First People and the rest of Australians. He is the chair of Maurice Blackburn’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rights Committee.
Memberships & accreditation
- Law Institute of Victoria member
- Maurice Blackburn's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Rights Committee chair