In 2013 Jessica transferred her studies to Southern Cross University at Lismore, in order to take up employment with a well-known Ballina all services law firm and gain valuable experience in employment law, personal injury, conveyancing and wills and estates.
Jessica joined Pania Watt and Brendan Bourke in 2014, assisting them. Following her admission to the Supreme Court of NSW in May 2015, Jessica has developed a practice focussing on work related disease injuries, and has gained a reputation for being able to work through the most complex workers compensation cases to obtain exceptional results for her clients.
“The best part of my job is being able to give injured people a voice, to give them the opportunity to be heard and to help them navigate the path to resolution,” says Jessica. “In the process, I help my clients to change focus from what’s happened in the past, to being able to look to the future.”
Jessica is a member of the NSW Law Society, the NSW Young Lawyers Association and the Far North Coast Law Society, and is also an Approved Legal Services Provider with IRO (Independent Review Office). Jessica is based in Bourke Legal Ballina office, and regularly travels to the Bourke Legal offices at Lismore, and Kingscliff to see clients.
When not at work, you will find Jessica keeping fit by doing the Lighthouse walk at Byron or spending time with friends and family at her favourite beach (Wategos).