Meet Chris McMahon
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Chris was born and bred in Toowoomba. He went to school in Toowoomba and while growing up was involved in junior rugby league and scouting. In those activities he made life-long friends, some of whom Chris is still in regular contact with.
The experiences of his youth demonstrated to Chris that being a loyal and dependable member of a team leads to great success personally and for the team. Loyalty and dependability are traits that Chris highly values and strives to espouse in both his professional and personal life.
Chris is accredited by the Queensland Law Society as a Specialist in Personal Injury Law, which he has continuously held since that speciality was first recognised in 1998.
Chris’s expertise has also been recognised by his legal peers in the 2018 Doyle’s Guide with him being awarded the title of Leading Lawyer in the fields of:
- Work Injury Compensation;
- Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation;
- Public Liability Compensation.
He is also recognised by the peer reviewed ‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ (11th edition) (published in the Australian Financial Review) in the field of Personal Injury Litigation.
Area of Expertise
Chris’s early career as a lawyer was in a country law practice in Southern Queensland as well as Toowoomba where he received well rounded training in legal practice in general civil litigation, wills and estate administration, rural and residential conveyancing, family law and criminal advice and representation.
But since about 1994 he has practised almost exclusively in the accident and insurance field.
Chris has a broad depth of experience in areas including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Public place claims
- Slip and fall claims
- Work accidents
- Medical malpractice
- TPD and other insurance claims
Chris has a keen interest in motorsport. He owns a 1967 MG B and is a member of the MG Car Club of Queensland Inc. In addition, he is actively involved in motor sport administration, especially sporting tribunals, with the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport and is part of the training programme for the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile’s (FIA) International Stewards panel.
Chris is also concerned about the plight of those who are forgotten, have no voice and are overlooked by society, especially the poor and the sick. In Australian society these persons are often found amongst the homeless. Chris is a member of the Order of Malta and is active in the Order’s Coats for the Homeless project in the Northern Eastern Region of Australia.