Emma Mead

Emma Mead

Founder, the ‘Mead’ in Burke & Mead Lawyers.

“When I started in law I did not know exactly which area I would prefer to practice, although I knew I wanted to work with people. I was fortunate to commence my career in personal injury law and have never looked back. I feel so lucky that I do a job I thoroughly enjoy, every day.

I often meet people and families following a tragedy or misfortune, and I come to know them and help them through what can be complex and difficult litigation. Personal Injury work is very rewarding and I feel privileged that I am able to help people who really benefit from my advice and expertise.” Emma Mead.


  • Catastrophic claims for seriously injured people in car accidents
  • Claims for personal injuries children
  • Major claims for all personal injuries

Memberships & Associations

  • NSW Law Society
  • Newcastle Law Society
  • Newcastle Now Board Member
  • Lake Macquarie Yacht Club

Professional Qualifications & Admissions

  • Notary Public
  • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
  • Accredited Mediator MNAS
  • WorkCover Approved Legal Service Provider (ILARS)
  • WorkCover Independent Review Office (WIRO)
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor Commerce

Emma Mead is a Founder and the Managing Director of Burke & Mead Lawyers. Emma brings legal excellence, a compassionate approach and a very healthy dose of common sense to the management of her clients and our Firm.

Emma is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, appointed through the Law Society of NSW. She has also been appointed by the NSW Motor Accidents Authority as a Preferred Practitioner to provide legal services to families of brain injured and spinal cord injured children. Emma understands the need to communicate with the parents of injured children, as well as the team of specialists, social workers and insurance companies who assist in managing their child’s needs and rehabilitation. Being one of the best in her field, Emma assures the highest quality legal services, efficiency, legal advice and best chance of a positive outcome in your legal matter.

A very experienced lawyer who has appeared in the District and Supreme Courts and Court of Appeal, Emma’s compassionate approach to the practice of law means that she strives to help her clients as best she can during what is a very difficult time for them. Emma combines this compassion with skill and experience, and brings to each matter a focus and determination to obtain the best results for her client.

By practicing law in this way, Emma has gained an excellent reputation and is well respected by her peers, the insurers and the lawyers who advise them.

Keeping the work life balance is always a challenge but as a passionate golfer and lover of the high seas (well… Lake!) Emma finds the time to get out and enjoy the greens and the waterways with her active young family.

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