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Michelle Meares – Lawyer

Medical Negligence, Public Liability, Product Liability, Slip & Fall Claims

Gosford, Central Coast

Clear, Compassionate, Skilled

General Background

Family Law & Compensation Lawyer

Michelle attended the University of Southern Queensland where she attained her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Anthropology in 2003. Michelle then went on to complete her Bachelor of Laws at the University of New England in 2014 and has practiced in Compensation, Family Law and Wills & Estates since that time.

Michelle is a member of a number of NSW Law Society Committees including the Family Law Committee (2019 to 2020), the Ethics Committee (2020), the Privacy and Data Law Committee (2017 to 2020) and has presented at conferences on data retention and Family Law Proceedings, Technology Facilitated Stalking and Privacy and Cyber-Security issues for Legal Professionals. She is also a member of the Hunter Valley

Family Law Practitioners’ Association and Women Lawyers’ Association of New South Wales.

Michelle is the Secretary of the Central Coast Law Society and the Secretary and a Board Member of digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc.

Michelle was a finalist for Regional Lawyer of the Year in the Women Lawyers’ Association of New South Wales Awards in 2019

Michelle’s priority is making sure her clients understand their rights, entitlements and the legal options available to them.

Michelle communicates clearly, in simple terms and welcomes questions from her clients. She strives to resolve disputes without Court intervention. However if litigation becomes necessary, she is a skilled advocate with a strategic approach to effectively guide her clients through complex legal matters.

Michelle joined Brazel Moore Lawyers in 2020 and has become an integral part of our Compensation Law Team.

Areas of practice

Michelle has extensive experience in the following areas of general practice, including:

  • Negligence Claims
  • Motor Accident Claims
  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • Family Law
  • Wills & Estates


Special attributes Michelle brings to assisting clients

Michelle recognises that people involved in legal disputes can be incredibly stressed. For this reason Michelle communicates clearly, takes time to listen to her clients needs and individual circumstances and helps her clients understand their legal options in simple terms.

What Our Clients Say

  • Trish, Ray and I are more than happy to provide a testimonial to the professionalism and personal support both you and Brazel Moore Lawyers provided to us and our late mother.

    Well before our mother’s demise Geoff Brazel was of enormous assistance in preparing document that made our mother and us feel much more secure.

    On her demise both yourself and Geoff responded with sensitivity and empathy.  We were guided through the often complex and daunting process in a way that gave us great confidence.

    We thoroughly recommend Brazel Moore Lawyers to anyone who requires quality legal work that displays integrity and a relationship based approach.

    Ray from Abbotsford and Allan from Rothbury
  • Thank you for a great outcome with my car accident claim.  I was not expecting so much.

    John of Gosford
  • I am most happy with the outcome of my motor accident claim.  A great result.

    Thank you.

  • I was really pleased with and grateful for the service that I received from Brazel Moore Lawyers in relation to my trip and fall claim.  The service was prompt, professional and friendly and I appreciated them taking my matter on a no win no fee basis especially when I had left it close to the end of the limitation period.  I would recommend anyone to come and see Peter and Melanie and all the rest of the team at Brazel Moore Lawyers – all of the support staff are a pleasure to deal with as well.

  • Thank you very much.

    This was a fantastic outcome for me.  You were so professional and dedicated in assisting me right throughout my claim.

    Phillip of Niagara Park
  • Lyn was very helpful when it came to completing our conveyance recently, and in fact everyone she referred me to in the office was very helpful. I would not hesitate in recommending Brazel Moore Lawyers.

  • Thank you for obtaining a great outcome in respect of my motor accident compensation claim.

    I appreciate all that Peter Moore did to make it so successful.

    Karen of Narara