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Justine Anderson

Justine Anderson


Phone: (02) 8226 7381

International Phone: (+61 2) 8226 7381

Location: Sydney


Justine Anderson is a civil litigation lawyer focusing on medical litigation and her practice includes gynaecological and obstetric cases, wrongful birth, cases involving pulmonary embolism, sepsis, adverse surgical outcomes and coronial inquires.

Justine is the President of the  Women Lawyers Association of NSW. Involved since 2016, by 2019, she led a sub-committee called ‘Welcome to the Law’ aimed at law students and early career lawyers. She ran a suite of seminars on written and oral advocacy, court appearances, emotional resilience, mentoring, networking and business development to name a few.

Justine is the outgoing Chair of the Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers Diversity Group which aims to advance diversity and inclusion within the firm.

Prior to joining Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers she worked in a number pathology laboratories and private hospitals, providing her with a unique set of problem solving skills when approaching medical and other legal matters.

“Access to justice drives not only my career but my passion in helping those who have been injured as a result of a negligent act to achieve fair compensation to help them and their families move forward from an injury. That same principle underpins my passion about the advancement of women in legal profession and the education of early career lawyers.  Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers is a firm built on those same values a firm that I am proud to be a part of”.

Key Professional Achievements

  • Admitted to practice 2016.
  • Awarded a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Institute of Music and graduated in law from the University of Technology in 2015 (Juris Doctor).
  • President of the Women Lawyers Association of NSW.
  • 2020-2022: Diversity Group member, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers.
  • Justine is a frequent writer for Lexis Nexis’ Australian Health Law Bulletin and has been quotes in the media on legal issues including in the Guardian, ABC News and Marie Claire magazine (Feature article, July 2019)  (Feature article, May 2019).
  • Justine routinely speaks at medicolegal conferences and symposiums.
  • Justine provided comment on a podcast with Bill Madden discussing the topical issues facing the Cosmetic Industry in 2023.
  • Named one of Compensation Law’s “Rising Stars” along with 17 other legal practitioners across Australia by the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

Rising Star - Doyles - Compensation Law 2019


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