Qualification(s): LLB, BCJ
Simone Ellis is an experienced workplace injury Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Geelong office. She helps people in the City of Greater Geelong and throughout the Bellarine Peninsula with WorkCover compensation claims, and she also looks after the firm’s visiting office at Werribee.
Simone joined the firm’s superannuation and insurance team for four years before moving to our Wangaratta office and working in personal injury compensation. She began as a lawyer in our Geelong office in May 2015.
'I grew up in the country in Wodonga, so I enjoy working in regional areas. I wanted to challenge myself in a new regional town by creating networks internally and externally while giving back to a new community,' says Simone.
'I pride myself on helping those who are injured obtain entitlements under the compensation scheme, so they can begin planning for their now-altered future. It is extremely rewarding when you see a client walk away from the scheme knowing they have some financial stability and have been educated on how to manage their injuries in the future.'
Simone believes that ensuring her clients are educated on how the compensation scheme works significantly reduces unnecessary stress. This enables clients to focus solely on what is most important – their recovery.
Memberships & accreditations
- Law Institute of Victoria member
- Law Institute of Victoria Mentor Program participant
- Geelong Law Association member
- Maurice Blackburn Women’s Network member