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Managing Director

Sean Delpopolo

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Sean Delpopolo has been protecting the legal interests of plaintiffs for over 20 years in Queensland, including areas such as Brisbane, Gold Coast, Mackay, Cairns and Townsville.

He is an accredited specialist, an expert in his field and experienced in both plaintiff litigation and insurance defence. Sean has been voted by his peers as one of the best work, motor vehicle and public liability litigation lawyers in Queensland as recognised in the Doyle’s Guide.

Fortunately, he has decided to use his skills and expertise to help out ‘the little guy.’

Sean is a fearless advocate for people intimidated and pushed around by insurance companies who deny them the legal entitlements they deserve. He is also different from the rest of the lawyers you may have already met because he takes on difficult cases, and wins:

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As a father with two beautiful girls, Sean understands your situation and your need to protect your legal interests for yourself and your family.

With Sean, you will always get easy to understand, realistic and in-depth legal advice about your claim. Clients trust him because he has built a dependable reputation as a legal professional by working in some of the largest law firms in Queensland.

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Special Counsel

Helen Ashton

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Helen Ashton is an experienced and skilled lawyer who fights every day to achieve what is right for her clients.

An accredited specialist, having been awarded the highest achiever award for the course in 2015, Helen has a high level of knowledge and technical expertise.

Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2001, Helen has extensive experience in running all types of claims.

Helen has a friendly and approachable personality and strives to ensure that her clients are kept well informed and are provided with quality and practical legal advice.

As a mother of three young children, Helen understands the impact events can have on a family unit and works proactively to achieve the right result for her clients in the shortest possible timeframe.

Helen has the ability and the experience to assist clients’ with a wide variety of claims, including claims with a high level of complexity and those that have had catastrophic consequences.

Barry McGee AssociateSpecial Counsel

Barry McGee

Barry has always loved a spirited debate, and with over 20 years of experience, specialising exclusively in the personal injury field, his passion, skill, experience and ability to help injured clients is well known throughout the Queensland profession.

Barry’s legal career began in his native Scotland, where he qualified as a Solicitor in 1998. Upon qualifying, he worked for a boutique practice, and then a top-tier national firm, specialising exclusively in personal injury and defendant insurance litigation. With years of working for insurers and defendants under his belt, Barry is able to see matters through the eyes of his client’s legal opponents. Forewarned is forearmed as they say!

He was admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2007. In Australia, he commenced working for a large national firm, where he spent 15 years. He was made a Partner of the firm in 2011 and spent 11 years as the firm’s dedicated in-house Special Counsel. As Special Counsel, Barry provided expert advocacy and strategical advice and assistance to the qualified lawyers and clients of the firm alike. He is compassionate, personable and straightforward, with a keen sense of what is fair and just.

Barry is significantly experienced in all areas of personal injury law, including WorkCover, public liability, motor vehicle, product liability and permanent disability claims.

Outside of work he enjoys surfing, the outdoors, music and spending time with his wife and 3 young children.

Tina Davis AssociateSenior Associate

Tina Davis

Tina is a senior lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the legal industry, with the majority of that time committed exclusively to plaintiff litigation law. Tina has worked in some of the largest law firms in Queensland. She provides reliable and prompt advice in a way that’s easy to understand.

Tina is attentive to her client’s needs throughout a claim. She has a reputation for aggressively pursuing the legal rights of her clients, and working diligently to get the best result for her clients.

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Tina was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 2010. She is also a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and Gold Coast Women in Law.

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East Coast Lawyers Rated 5 Stars based on 64 combined genuine client reviews from our Brisbane Office , Gold Coast Office and Southport Office.

At East Coast Lawyers, we are proud to have been recognised on a number of occasions in the 2017 and 2018 Doyle’s Guide for our diligence and expertise in the area of work litigation, motor vehicle litigation and public liability litigation in Queensland.

2018 Doyle’s Guide Awards

Firm Awards

  1. Leading Work Litigation Law Firms (Plaintiff) – Queensland
    Recommended – East Coast Lawyers
  2. Leading Public Liability Litigation Law Firms (Plaintiff) – Queensland
    Recommended – East Coast Lawyers

 

Individual Practitioner Awards

  1. Leading Public Liability Litigation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland
    Leading – Sean Delpopolo
  2. Leading Work Litigation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland
    Recommended – Sean Delpopolo
  3. Leading Motor Vehicle Litigation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland
    Recommended – Sean Delpopolo

2017 Doyle’s Guide Awards

Firm Awards

  1. Leading Work Litigation Law Firms (Plaintiff) – Queensland
    Recommended – East Coast Lawyers
  2. Leading Public Liability Litigation Law Firms (Plaintiff) – Queensland
    Recommended – East Coast Lawyers

 

Individual Practitioner Awards

  1. Leading Public Liability Litigation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Australia
    Recommended – Sean Delpopolo
  2. Leading Public Liability Litigation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland
    Leading – Sean Delpopolo
  3. Leading Work Litigation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland
    Recommended – Sean Delpopolo
  4. Leading Motor Vehicle Litigation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland
    Recommended – Sean Delpopolo