Julia is a leading compensation and personal injury lawyer. A partner in the firm’s compensation division, Julia appears regularly for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Fair access to the legal system, social justice and being compassionate when it matters are the principles that underpin Julia’s work.
Julia has extensive experience in royal commissions and commissions of inquiry. She is motivated to help people deal with life-changing situations, obtain redress through the legal system and get on with their lives. Understanding how stressful these experiences can be, Julia is sensitive in her interactions with clients, valuing good communication as much as technical legal advice.
Julia has successfully won cases for refugees who have been mistreated while in detention; or have been wrongfully detained. This is a complex and developing area of litigation and Julia successfully completed one of the first cases of this kind.
“The team and I recently won a great outcome for a seriously disabled man who was injured. I felt great satisfaction in helping him find his voice and win the day in court.”
Key Professional Achievements
- Julia was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2008.
- Julia obtained her law degree, with honours, from Macquarie University.
- She commenced at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2005 and was made a Partner of the firm in 2014.
- She is listed in the 2020 Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Recommended’ practitioner in the areas of Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW and Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW.