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Michael’s depth of experience, ability to get to the heart of an issue and communication skills put him at the top of employment & industrial law and personal injury.

Michael is recognised in the profession as a leading practitioner in these practice areas and is accredited by the NSW Law Society in employment & industrial law and personal injury.

He has served on a variety of committees of the Law Society, including as part of the peer review process by which solicitors become accredited specialists in employment and industrial Law.

He has been a partner at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers since 2013 where he has a busy practice handling matters from a diversity of clients from all areas of New South Wales.

Areas of Practice:

  • Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law
  • Public Inquiries, Royal Commissions & Special Projects


Key Professional Achievements:

  • Michael completed a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws in 1975 and 1977 (respectively) from the University of Sydney.
  • Michael was admitted to practice in NSW in 1978.
  • He was accredited by the NSW Law Society in employment and industrial law in 1994.
  • He is also an accredited specialist in personal injury law by the NSW Law Society.
  • He completed a Masters of Laws at Sydney University in while working in legal practice.