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Paul Zapata

Legal Practice Manager | Senior Associate

Shine Lawyers North Lakes


I often meet people during their toughest times, yet it's truly humbling to contribute to their recovery and support them in bouncing back.

Personal injury
Motor vehicle accident
Public liability
Workers' compensation

“It’s important to me that our clients know they’ve got a whole team in their corner ready to stand up for them.” 

Paul is driven by a desire to change people’s lives. 

He’s renowned for his caring approach to clients and unrelenting determination to win even the toughest fights on their behalf. 

Paul specialises in motor vehicle accident, workers compensation and public liability claims, securing millions of dollars in compensation for his clients during his time at Shine. 

He has secured settlements against government bodies, councils and large multinational corporations, all in the name of standing up for the little guy. 

With recognition from Doyle's Guide as a recommended motor vehicle accident and work injury compensation lawyer in Queensland, you want Paul on your side.

Paul graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2012, and has acted for survivors of sexual abuse, as well as volunteered at various community legal centres across Queensland. 

He currently manages our North Lakes branch, where he leads a team of equally driven lawyers who are ready to help you draw your line. 

Get in touch today to book a no-obligation consultation with Paul or to find out more about how he can help you to right wrong.  


  • Bachelor of Laws

  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

  • Admitted to practice in 2014

Memberships & associations

  • Queensland Law Society

  • Australian Lawyers Alliance

  • Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce


"Cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Shine Lawyers Carindale.

From the first tentative call l made about a work injury l was told someone would ring me. l then spoke to Paul Zapata who listened. Gave no false promises but explained the whole process in easy to understand language. He helped me throughout the long process in a supportive and compassionate manner. In the end I had a positive outcome, all thanks to Paul and the Carindale team at Shine."

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