Meet Kirk Watterson
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Kirk grew up in the rural Northern NSW town of Ballina. After graduating from Year 12, he moved to Brisbane to commence his university studies where he obtained his dual degree of Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Science.
During his studies at university, Kirk commenced employment as a law clerk under the guidance of Chris McManus at a large Brisbane City law firm. Over the following years Kirk was closely mentored by Chris, who helped shape Kirk’s skills as a lawyer.
Kirk has experience acting on behalf of injured individuals as well as defending claims for insurance companies. Having that type of experience, representing parties on either side of insurance litigation, means he is ideally placed to understand the challenges, nuances and practical priorities for all parties to a claim.
Kirk’s real passion, however, is representing individuals and helping them achieve great results in their claims.
If you’re looking for a compassionate lawyer who’ll relentlessly explore all angles in a claim, keep pressing the insurer until they agree to fair terms and loyally work with you each step of the way then Kirk is the right choice for you.
Experience & Expertise
Kirk practices in all areas of personal injury litigation, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Boating and jet ski accidents;
- Work accidents;
- Public liability incidents; and
- TPD and other insurance claims.
Notably, he has a considerable amount of experience and a special interest in medical negligence claims, having spent a number of years focusing specifically on that one area of litigation.
Overall, Kirk likes to think that his rural upbringing helped instilled his core values of honesty, hard work and commitment. Overall, he enjoys the challenge of helping people in adverse circumstances achieve positive outcomes.
Kirk likes to consider himself as a bit of an outdoors guy (or in his own words, “a mixture of Russell Coight and Crocodile Dundee”). Most weekends you will find him surfing, snorkelling, fishing or camping around South East Qld and Northern NSW. He also likes to keep fit, perform renovations on his first home and fancies himself as a bit of a chef!