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Ashleigh DoRozario – Litigation Lawyer

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Ashleigh is a litigation lawyer at Potts Lawyers. She is also legally blind due to a rare autoimmune condition.

Ashleigh has considerable knowledge in dispute resolution with a focus on insurance and compensation law. including public liability, motor vehicle and workplace accidents.  She acts for both claimants and uninsured respondents in these compensation proceedings.

Before relocating to the Gold Coast and joining our team, Ashleigh previously worked at two top tier law firms in Australia. For over 15 years, she has worked under the mentorship of her husband and legal practitioner director, Craig DoRozario, attaining a wealth of experience in a wide range of civil litigation and dispute resolution matters.

Ashleigh has developed further skills involving general contractual and debt recovery disputes, white collar crime and injunction proceedings, defamation actions, workplace health and safety investigations, professional negligence and occupation disciplinary proceedings, as well as anti-discrimination, human rights, adult guardianship and disability advocacy matters.

Awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Distinction, Ashleigh is admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

Ashleigh is passionate in her role, maintains an approachable attitude, and is well respected by colleagues and clients for her ingrained work ethic, professionalism, reliability and communication skills.  As a testament to her character, Ashleigh was recognised as 2021 Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Emergent Lawyer of the Year.  She was also honoured by the Governor of Queensland – recognised as MS Queensland’s Young Person of the Year in 2015, and named one of the 60 Most Influential People in MS Queensland’s 60 Year History in 2018.

In 2020, Ashleigh became a founding member of the Queensland Law Society’s Diverse Abilities Network and was further elected as a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Equity and Diversity Committee.  Ashleigh works collaboratively in these roles, championing diversity and disability inclusion within the legal profession and wider community.  Ashleigh is also a member of the Disabled Australian Lawyers Association.

Ashleigh is dedicated to advancing disability confidence and eagerly provides an educational service to the legal profession.  At the invitation of the Queensland Law Society, Bar Association of Queensland, and Women Lawyers Association of Queensland, Ashleigh was a special guest speaker at the 2021 International Women’s Day event sharing her remarkable ‘Choose to Challenge’ story.  She has also appeared as a panellist for legal industry events discussing the need fo disability and diversity inclusion in the legal profession.

Championing ability equality, Ashleigh has prepared policy submissions to the Queensland Government and met with the Attorney-General to discuss how to make courts more accessible to people with disabilities.  She is currently consulting with Court Services Queensland to implement the practical measures discussed.

Adversity has given Ashleigh an impressive level of drive and determination, as well as compassion and empathy for the emotional strain clients often experience when needing legal assistance.  As a legally blind lawyer, she upholds the ideals of equal opportunity and inclusion for those from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds.

When visiting the Potts Lawyers’ Gold Coast office, you can find select pieces from Ashleigh’s collection of contemporary art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.  Often pandering to her exuberant dog Louis, and demanding cat (Lord) Claude, Ashleigh’s weekends are best spent boating and visiting favourite café and beach haunts.  She also loves to travel!

Meet Ashleigh

Ashleigh’s Testimonials

“You and Craig work very hard for your clients – that is why they appreciate you so much! You know your matters back to front and can be called upon to recite chapter and verse. I am always amazed by your ability Ash.”

“You and Craig work very hard for your clients – that is why they appreciate you so much! You know your matters back to front and can be called upon to recite chapter and verse. I am always amazed by your ability Ash.”

I just want to acknowledge and thank Craig and Ashleigh DoRozario for their expertise and all they have done to help… You are wonderful people and have gone above and beyond.  Thank you both so very much, we are forever grateful. Sometimes “thank you” just doesn’t seem enough.”

“Dear Craig & Ash

Thank you both so much for all your professional support and service over the last four (or so) years.  Your personal compassion and understanding towards me has been particularly valuable and will always be remembered with enormous gratitude.

Words don’t seem adequate but I cannot thank you enough. Under dreadful circumstances, it has still been a privilege to get to know you both, even just a little!  I wish you both every success and happiness. 

My very best to you always.”

“You and Craig have been wonderful to me.  I know it’s a job but you have both been friendly and caring and I have always felt well looked after.  You also have your own health issues but you seem to be able to put them aside and just get on with it.  You probably don’t realise how inspiring that is to the people who know you personally.  I count you both now as my friends and we hope you will consider us friends in some category or another!  I have told Craig I would love to see you down here one time.”

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