Catherine Mortellaro joined the firm in 2019, bringing with her 16 years’ experience in insurance litigation.

Catherine’s areas of expertise include public liability, product liability, intentional torts and accident compensation litigation.

She is an experienced litigator with strong forensic skills and an excellent record of achieving successful outcomes in complex and strategically sensitive claims.

She is highly regarded for her thorough preparation and approach to matters, as well as her strong working relationships with key stakeholders and opponents, which facilitates the achievement of consistently high results in a timely fashion.

Catherine Mortellaro’s recent experience includes:

  • Acting for insurers, self insureds and government departments.
  • Acting and advising in defence of claims alleging public and product liability and intentional torts in the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria (including the Court of Appeal), the County Court of Victoria, the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
  • Acting for WorkSafe Victoria and its authorised agents in a range of disputes from statutory benefit entitlements, originating motions, common law actions for damages and appeals.