James O’Brien


James has a reputation for providing deeply knowledgeable advice that is drawn from the 20 plus years he has specialised in defendant insurance litigation.

James O’Brien

He has a special interest in public liability claims, as well as extensive experience in policy drafting and interpretation, professional indemnity, property damage and compulsory third party claims.

He enjoys acting for insurers defending claims involving workplace, residential and boating accidents and sports related injuries.

James is a sought after presenter and assists insurer clients with the professional development of claims staff and understanding the implications of legislative changes.


LLB, B.Com, Acc. Spec (Pers Inj)

Joined Jensen McConaghy 1999

Admitted as a Solicitor 1995

Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries Law

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce

Member of the Australian Insurance Law Association

Recognised as a leading Qld Public & Occupier’s Liability Lawyer in 2015 Doyles Guide for expertise in public liability related insurance

Accredited Specialist - Queensland Law Society