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Robert O’Neil


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Personalised Legal Representation

My mission is to provide personalised, compassionate, and effective legal representation, ensuring my clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve. As the Principal Lawyer, I bring a unique blend of experience in law enforcement and the legal profession to every case.

Professional Journey

Law Enforcement Background

My career began in 2007 with the Queensland Police Service, where I was honoured to be awarded Dux of my graduating group. Following my time at the academy, I gained invaluable investigative experience through secondments with the Tactical Crime Squad and the Criminal Investigation Branch in Rockhampton and Mackay.

Transition to Civil Litigation

Drawn to civil proceedings, I transitioned to an international insurer, focusing on high-risk personal injury claims and indemnity issues. This role provided me with deep insights into the defence side of claims. Motivated by a desire to advocate for injured parties, I joined a national plaintiff injury firm and quickly advanced to the position of branch manager. This journey culminated in 2017 when I founded ROC Legal.  I have successfully litigated hundreds of matters, with a particular interest in the litigation of personal injury claims and will disputes.

Beyond the Office

Outside the legal profession, I was an elite swimmer, competing in numerous national finals and narrowly missing a spot on the open Australian swimming team in the 50m Breaststroke. This experience instilled in me a strong work ethic, discipline, and a drive for excellence that I bring to every case.

Your Legal Partner

I am committed to being your trusted legal partner, guiding you through complex legal challenges with confidence and clarity. Contact me today to schedule a consultation and learn how I can help you achieve the justice you deserve.

Academic Excellence

My academic achievements include:

  • Juris Doctor from the University of Southern Queensland – Recipient of a Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Law
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University – Graduated With Merit
  • Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Wills and Estates from the College of Law – Received a Certificate of High Achievement for Academic Excellence in Family Provision
  • Admitted as a Graduate Fellow of the College of Law in recognition of academic achievement at Masters Degree level, on the recommendation of the Academic Board and Board of Governors
  • Currently pursuing a second Master of Laws (Applied Law) with a double major in property and commercial litigation through the College of Law

I am committed to continuous learning and professional development.

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