Growing up in a lower socio economic area inspired a passion in Gabrielle for helping others and correcting injustice. This grew to a love for helping local communities, educating people about their rights and helping them to move forward. Gabrielle’s interest in personal injury law began while supporting her mother through her claims journey, after her mother suffered an injury at work.
Gabrielle completed a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law and Justice at Melbourne University in 2012 followed by a Juris Doctor at Melbourne Law School in January 2018. She then completed her Graduate Diploma at College of Law in early 2019 and shortly after was admitted into the Supreme Court of Victoria.
During her time studying, Gabrielle interned and volunteered for various organisations such as Victoria Legal Aid, Amnesty International and JESUIT Social Services. Through these experiences she was able to continue representing vulnerable clients, gain an insight into other areas of law, draft policy, participate in advocating for marginalised groups, and assist in litigation.
Prior to joining the Shine Lawyers team to specialise in Workers Compensation cases, Gabrielle worked for another national law firm on Class Actions and Workers Compensation claims. During this time she assisted in representing victims of bushfires, and asylum seekers in detention as well as novel Workers Compensation cases such as occupational cancers, psychological injury claims and other injuries sustained throughout the course of employment.
“I love working directly with clients and their support systems in helping clients focus on what is important to them and enabling them to take control of their lives in difficult circumstances. My aim is to have transparent and clear communication, so our clients are always aware where they stand and I can focus on assisting them while they can focus on their recovery.”