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David Jones

David Jones


Phone: (02) 4032 1700

International Phone: (+61 2) 4032 1700

Location: Newcastle, Port Stephens, Tuggerah


One of NSW’s most experienced personal injury lawyers, David is the Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers partner responsible for the Port Stephens office at Raymond Terrace.

David has extensive experience resolving disputes and compensation on behalf of clients. Through his expertise in conciliation, mediation and informal settlement conferences he is often able to find a solution for clients that do not involve the costs and delays of court.

David is a NSW Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law and has extensive experience in dispute resolution across various jurisdictions.

David has also appeared in state and federal industrial tribunals and was actively involved in the Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the police investigation of certain child sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. David has developed significant expertise in assisting clients required to appear before Special Commissions of Inquiries or Royal Commissions.

David has appeared in local and district courts in a whole range of criminal matters where he has represented clients accused of criminal offences.

David has been involved in a number of professional organisations, including the Hunter Valley Law Society (past president), Injury Compensation Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales, NSW branch of the Australia Lawyers Alliance and the Users Group for the Workers Compensation Commission of NSW.

David is a former committee member of the Newcastle Law Society and a former Director for the Hunter Community Legal Centre.

David is actively involved in his local community and has assisted a number of sporting and not-for-profit-organisations by providing advice as to structure and compliance with statutory responsibilities for Incorporated Associations.

“Helping people achieve the compensation they deserve is the driver for my career and for all of us at Carroll & O’Dea. This is so important in cities like Newcastle where there are fewer specialists in personal injury law.”

Key Professional Achievements

  • David graduated from Macquarie University in 1991 (BLegS) and was admitted as a solicitor in 1991.
  • David is an active member of Primerus, a global network of firms Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers is a member of, representing the firm at international conferences and he is a member of the Primerus Personal Injury Institute.
  • Listed in the 2022 Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Recommended’ practitioner in the areas of Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW & as a ‘Recommended’ Work Injury Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW.


  • Listed in the 2023 Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Leading’ practitioner in the areas of Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW & as a ‘Leading’ Work Injury Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW.



  • David is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law by the NSW Law Society.


  • David was selected in November 2023 to be a part of IRO’s Approved Lawyer User Group (UG).

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