“Knowing the difference the little things can make to the day-to-day lives of her clients inspires Joanne to fight for her clients’ rights against insurers.”


Senior Legal Assistant / Business Manager

Joanne was born in Victoria and grew up in Katherine, Northern Territory where she developed a love of horses and the country. She returned to Victoria in 1994 and completed her VCE at St Aloysius College in North Melbourne. Joanne commenced her career as a Legal Assistant at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers in 1996 and has since worked for Secombs Solicitors, Nowicki Carbone and Slater & Gordon. She has extensive experience in personal injury claims including Transport Accident Claims, Workers Compensation and Superannuation.

Joanne is dedicated to the needs of her clients and takes the time to hear their stories and ensure they know what is happening with their claim at all times.  Knowing the difference the little things can make to their day-to-day lives inspires Joanne to fight for her clients’ rights against insurers. Treating every client like a member of her family, she pushes for their entitlements with the same gusto as she would for her own family.


2015 Slater & Gordon Ballarat (Senior Legal Assistant, TAC Claims)
2013 Nowicki Carbone (Legal Support Team Leader, TAC Claims)
2001 Secombs Solicitors (Legal Assistant, WorkCover and TAC Claims)
1996 Maurice Blackburn (Legal Assistant, TAC and Superannuation Claims)


Outside of the legal industry Joanne has owned and operated a Café and Function Centre at the Point Cook Homestead whilst raising her three young children, Jack, Rohan and Jade. Joanne enjoys travelling and has previously spent eight months travelling Australia with her husband, Paulo and their children. They travelled from Victoria, through South Australia and up the Western Coast, before returning through Australia’s centre.

Joanne and her family built their forever home in Greendale after many years dreaming of the countryside and open space. She has future plans of her own Japanese style garden and living a more self-sufficient lifestyle.


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