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About Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers

 

OUR TEAM

Stephen Browne

Senior Lawyer

Stephen was born in Perth in 1953. He spent much of his early years in Kalgoorlie, where his father was the Federal Member for the seat of Kalgoorlie. His family shifted to Melbourne in 1962, and Stephen went to school there. In 1970 Stephen returned to Perth and completed his final year of secondary schooling at Hale School. Stephen then attended the University of WA where he graduated with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws. Stephen then returned to Kalgoorlie and completed his Articles with lawyer and MP, Julian Grill. Following his admission to the Bar, the firm of Grill Browne was established. Whilst in Kalgoorlie Stephen was elected to the Kalgoorlie Town Council. He also played football for the Kalgoorlie football club and captained the North Kalgoorlie Cricket Club. Stephen returned to Perth in 1983 and established the firm, Stephen J Browne. In 1999, the Practice changed its name to its present name, specialising in personal injury law. Outside of the law Stephen is a member of the Sea View Golf Club, where he served as Vice Captain, played cricket for the Claremont- Cottesloe Cricket Club, where he served as a Director.

Stephen is married to Suzette, has three children, Hayley, Andrew and Christopher, and 2 grand children

Joel Trigg

Legal Practice Director & Legal Practice Manager – Workers Compensation, Public Liability & Criminal Injuries Compensation

Joel worked as a paralegal for leading Victorian and West Australian law firms for 10 years prior to becoming a lawyer. Since becoming a lawyer, Joel has worked in Victorian, Western Australian and Federal jurisdictions. Whilst he practices in all areas of personal injury law, Joel’s special areas of interest are workers compensation, public liability, criminal injuries compensation and dog attack claims. Joel returned to Stephen Browne Lawyers in 2012 having previously worked at Stephen Browne as paralegal when he first moved to Western Australia. He currently also serves as a member of the Personal Injuries Committee of the Law Society and as the Law Society’s representative at the WorkCover User’s Group.

Joel enjoys hiking, reading, travelling and has a keen interest in Japanese culture. Joel is also active in the environmental movement having previously been a board member of the Wilderness Society Ltd. Currently he serves as a trustee of the Wild Fund.

Michelle Antunovich

Senior Lawyer & Legal Practice Manager – Motor Vehicle Accidents

Michelle completed a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology (with Honours) at Murdoch University in 2006.  Since commencing her legal career in 2007 Michelle has practised exclusively in the area of personal injury law and has represented clients for their motor vehicle accident claims, public and product liability claims, institutional abuse claims, dog attack claims, and workers compensation claims.  Michelle is admitted to practice in the State and Federal jurisdictions and is our Legal Practice Manager for motor vehicle accident claims.

Michelle’s interests include AFL, fishing, gardening and reading.  Michelle is also active in the Law Society of WA as a Committee Member, and with the Australian Lawyers Alliance where she is the WA Branch Secretary.

Allon Klein

Senior Lawyer

Allon is a senior solicitor in the firm, working in the workers’ compensation, public liability and criminal injuries compensation sections.

Allon graduated from the Law School at the University of Western Australia in 1992 and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1993.

His interests include following AFL (West Coast Eagles), following cricket, cooking, reading, exercising at the gym or swimming laps, history books or documentaries, going to the movies, listening to music and going to concerts.

Natasha Brunetto

Senior Lawyer

Natasha completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Professional Accounting at Murdoch University in December 2012.

Natasha then completed a Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law and was admitted to practice as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 2 May 2014. Natasha has worked with the firm since February 2013 and works primarily in the areas of public liability, workers’ compensation and criminal injuries compensation.

Natasha’s interests include travelling, spending time with her friends and family and going to the gym. She speaks basic Italian.

Victoria Branson

Senior Lawyer

Victoria completed a Bachelor of Arts followed by a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Australia and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2010.  Victoria has appeared in the Supreme, District and Magistrates’ Courts as well as at WorkCover and the State Administrative Tribunal.

Victoria has experience in multiple areas of personal injury and insurance law, including motor vehicle accident, worker’s compensation, public liability, medical negligence and dust disease claims.  Victoria has a special interest in the management of catastrophic injury claims.

Victoria has represented both plaintiffs and insurers, including the Insurance Commission of Western Australia as specified personnel on their legal panel prior to joining Stephen Browne Lawyers.

Courtney Alexander

Lawyer

Courtney has worked in personal injury law since 2012, starting as a law clerk while she completed her Bachelor of Laws with Honours and Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia. She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2014 and High Court of Australia in 2015.

Courtney has experience in multiple areas of personal injury and insurance law, with a particular focus on motor vehicle accident and workers compensation claims. Courtney regularly appears in the District Court as well as at WorkCover WA.

Courtney has worked on both sides of personal injury litigation, having represented plaintiffs and insurers, including the Insurance Commission of Western Australia on their legal panel, prior to joining Stephen Browne Lawyers.

When she is not at work, you will find her either cheering on the Dockers at Optus Stadium, or spending her time in the outdoors camping, riding her motorbikes, and fishing off the beach.

Chris Browne

Lawyer

Chris completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Notre Dame.

After joining the firm in January 2015, Chris completed a Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law, and was then admitted as lawyer of the Supreme Court of WA in December 2015.

Chris works in the firms Motor Vehicle department.

Interests include travelling, playing golf and watching football and cricket.

Shannon Crafter

Lawyer

Shannon completed a Bachelor of Laws at Charles Darwin University in 2017, then went on to complete a Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law.  Shannon was admitted to practice as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2018 and works predominantly in superannuation and insurance disability claims, having had many years’ experience in the area.

Shannon is an avid traveller and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Leanne Downsborough

Paralegal

Leanne is a senior paralegal working in the workers’ compensation field.

Leanne joined the firm in 2003. Prior to joining the firm, Leanne had worked as a paralegal in the personal injury area since 1994.

Her interests include renovating her home, her family, cooking and travel.

Jackie Brown

Paralegal

Jackie is a senior paralegal assisting with litigated matters such as work accidents and public liability claims. Jackie joined the firm in 2014 and prior to that worked for another personal injury firm in Perth for a number of years. Her interests include travelling, going to the gym and reading.

Tina Brennan

Paralegal

Tina is a senior paralegal specialising in workers compensation, public liability claims, motor vehicle accidents and criminal injuries compensation.

Tina graduated with a Diploma in Professional Legal Studies in 2003. After completing her Diploma, she was given the opportunity to work at a leading law firm in Ontario, Canada. Tina then went on to work for a top general practice law firm in Dublin, Ireland. After a 6 year career with the firm she decided it was time for a change of scenery (and weather) and moved to sunny Australia where she joined the firm in 2012 and was able to utilise her skills in a new challenging environment.

In her spare time, Tina enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Cheryl Brenton

Paralegal

Cheryl is a senior paralegal working in motor vehicle accidents.

Cheryl graduated with a Bachelor of Legal Studies, with First Class Honours in Criminology, from Murdoch University in 2008. Prior to joining the firm in January 2013, Cheryl worked as a paralegal in a prominent family law firm in Perth.

In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Rosie Littlefair

Paralegal

Rosie is a paralegal working in motor vehicle accident claims. She commenced working at the firm as a receptionist in 2013 and was promoted to a paralegal position in 2014. She is currently completing her law degree at Curtin University.  A few of Rosie’s favourite things include the beach, travelling, and board games.

Diana Rogers

Paralegal

Diana is a Senior Paralegal specialising in Workers compensation claims. Diana joined the firm in October 2017 and has over 14 years experience managing claims for several insurers.

Diana has a Bachelors degree in Legal studies and Public policy management from Murdoch University. Diana is keen to pursue further studies in Law.

Diana has only one item one her bucket list and that is to see the entire world. She has visited 16 countries so far. Her ultimate travel destination is Russia.

Ana Vanderbijl

Paralegal

We welcomed Ana to our team in early January 2017.

Ana is a paralegal that currently works under the supervision of our Natasha Brunetto to manage various types of personal injuries claims including workers’ compensation, public liability, motor vehicle accidents and criminal injuries compensation.

Her interests include Japanese cars, playing Xbox and her 2 golden retrievers, Luka and Oscar.

Samantha Coppolina

Paralegal

Samantha joined the firm in February 2016 and is currently a paralegal working in motor vehicle accident claims.

Her interests include travelling, music, animal welfare and her staffy, Brandi.

Ashlee Jupp

Paralegal

Ashlee joined the practice as a Paralegal in August 2016. She works in the Worker’s Compensation, Public Liability and Criminal Injuries Compensation departments.

Ashlee enjoys playing netball, spending time with friends and family and taking her dogs to the beach.

Stephanie Mumford

Paralegal

Stephanie is a paralegal within the Motor Vehicle Accident claims department. She joined Stephen Browne Lawyers in May 2017 as an Administrative Assistant.

Her interest include travelling, AFL (Go Tigers!) and spending time with her family and friends in Melbourne.

Lee Jarman

Law Clerk

Elisabeth Poland

Paralegal

Andrew Browne

General Manager

Andrew is the General Manager.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia before joining the firm in 2009.

Andrew’s interests include football, golf, travel and his labradors Derek and Dennis.

What Our Clients Say…

Over the last 30 years we have worked hard to deliver our clients outstanding results and ensuring they get the compensation they rightly deserve.

Thank you so much for going above and beyond the call of your job and really caring about my health and situation. I wish you the best of luck in the future and hope you get back a bit of what you give out every day to all your clients./p>

Michaela

I have received the compensation which is much more than I expected. I still need some exercise for my back, but luckily I have almost recovered 100%. I believe this is a gift from God. Thank you again for your friendly and professional work.

Sue

Very happy with the service and help I received with my case. Would definitely recommend Stephen Browne Lawyers to anyone seeking a lawyer. They were upfront about fees and the sort of outcome I could expect. Special thanks to Cheryl!

Nat S

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