Katherine is passionate about social justice and chose a career in law because she is driven to ensure that the most vulnerable members of society have the advocacy and access to justice that they deserve.
“I love what I do and I feel lucky that I am able to do it every day. I enjoy interacting with clients and I feel immensely privileged that I am able to use my skills and expertise to make a positive difference in their lives. All of my clients have suffered an injustice and I take pride in helping them to achieve the compensation that they deserve.”
Katherine specialises in helping survivors of abuse and those who have developed dust related diseases, as a result of exposure at work, to access the compensation they deserve. She thrives on challenging cases and building relationships with her clients; tenaciously pursuing solutions to any obstacles in their claim.
Prior to joining the Shine Lawyers team, Katherine continued working in roles that enabled her to pursue her passions for social justice and advocating for those who need it most. She has worked as part of a large trade union and for a large plaintiff law firm helping those who had been injured at work or in a transport accident. Katherine has also worked in politics as an electorate officer and ministerial adviser to the Minister for Industry, Employment and Resources.
Katherine graduated from Monash University in 2014 with Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology before being admitted as an Australian Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2015.
In her spare time, Katherine is passionate about volunteering and doing her part to help her local community. She has worked to prepare and deliver meals to the homeless, the elderly, the disabled and those living in social housing; as well as counselling young people who were struggling with an eating disorder. Katherine has also worked as a volunteer solicitor assisting refugees and asylum seekers.
To find out more about Katherine and how she can help you, get in touch with our Melbourne branch.