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Michelle Tomley

Legal Practice Manager | Special Counsel

Shine Lawyers Brisbane


Brain Injury

With over 20 years in the legal industry, Michelle brings her extensive experience, unique perspective and valuable skill-set to her role as Legal Practice Manager of our Brain Injury Compensation Claims team.

“I was always hungry to learn and loved the study of law; which is equal parts history, politics and the pursuit of justice.  To be able to apply that study in practice over 20+ years has been a great privilege.”

Michelle has an extensive background in Personal Injury Law, which involved acting for insurance companies in Public Liability ClaimsWorkers Compensation Claims, and Motor Vehicle Accident Claims. This allowed Michelle to develop a uniquely balanced perspective to her Plaintiff practice as she knows how opponents approach claims, where to expect defence and attack and most importantly, how to best prepare her clients’ claim to achieve the best outcome for them.

Michelle enjoys the personal connection she develops with each client; being trusted with their stories and struggles and understanding their unique challenges to ultimately help play a role in their triumph.

In their joint desire to right wrong, Michelle and our Head Trauma Team work closely to share their wealth of experience and knowledge in this niche area of the law in order to achieve the best claims outcomes for their clients. The team are driven to truly understand each client’s injuries and symptoms across the full head injury and traumatic brain injury spectrum which allows them to tailor their approach to gathering evidence and advocating for their clients’ needs.

Outside of work, Michelle is a dedicated volunteer across a number of organisations. She fosters abandoned or surrendered dogs with Cocker Spaniel Rescue Australia, donates her time to helping in Salvos Stores and helps the 4 Voices charity that seek to provide connections for vulnerable women across South East Queensland.

To find out more about how Michelle and our Brain Injury Compensation Claims team can help you or your loved one, contact us today.

Michelle can help you with


  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (Film and Media Studies) 

Memberships & associations

  • Queensland Law Society

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