Practice area(s): Medical negligence
Location(s): Melbourne, Reservoir, Greensborough
Qualification(s): BA, LLB (Hons)

Samuel Pearce is a medical negligence Senior Associate in Maurice Blackburn's Melbourne office. He also sees clients in our Reservoir and Greensborough offices.

Samuel joined Maurice Blackburn as a paralegal in 2008 and graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in 2011. He completed a traineeship with Maurice Blackburn and was admitted to practice law in 2012. Since this time, he has worked exclusively in the firm's medical negligence department.

Samuel is passionate about standing up for the rights of individuals who have been injured by poor medical treatment. During his time at Maurice Blackburn, he has helped people claim compensation in a wide variety of cases, including cases involving a delayed diagnosis of cancer or other diseases, poorly performed surgery, and birth-related injuries. He has also supported families in Coronial Inquests.

“I am inspired by the people I work for. Many of my clients have experienced an astonishing amount of pain and suffering as a result of medical malpractice and have been left with significant impairments. Despite this, they are willing to stand up for their rights and take action. It is a privilege to be able to act for these clients and to assist them to secure the just and proper compensation for their losses,” says Samuel.

“The most challenging aspect of working in medical negligence is the complexity of the cases. Regularly, medical negligence matters involve technical medical issues as well as complex legal questions. This means that a considerable amount of time is spent undertaking research and liaising with medical experts."

Samuel's strengths as a lawyer include a strong attention to detail, advanced research skills and clear and precise written and verbal communication, so he is well placed to help people make medical malpractice claims. He has also been involved in a number of pro bono cases through Maurice Blackburn’s social justice department, including the Muckaty Station litigation.

In addition to his client work, Samuel is a volunteer MS Australia community visitor, and he previously volunteered for an organisation dedicated to asylum seeker issues.

Memberships & accreditations

  • Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist, Personal Injuries Law 2021
  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance member
  • Maurice Blackburn's Indigenous and Land Rights Committee member