Steve Herd

Steve Herd is a Partner with MurphySchmidt whose energetic, friendly and personable approach ensures clients feel at ease immediately.  
Since his admission as a solicitor Steve has developed an extensive knowledge of legislation and case law that enables him to provide sound and realistic advice at all times. He remains pragmatic and practical in any situation and is committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for his clients, using his skills and tenacity to achieve great results.
As a Partner of the firm, Steve is also considered to be a strong mentor for the younger solicitors and is ready to provide guidance and assistance whenever required. After working with MurphySchmidt for most of his legal career, Steve particularly values the firm's community initiatives and has been the MurphySchmidt Pro-Bono Coordinator since 2009.  He volunteers his time to provide pro-bono legal assistance to the Homeless Person's Legal Clinic and Self-Represented Civil Litigants Service for LawRight (formerly QPILCH).

What Others Say

"Steven was nothing but the consummate professional handling my case.  I felt in control and informed the entire way through.  Without Steven’s exceptional knowledge and calm and relatable persona, I probably would have given up." Amelia, 2017


"Dear Brendan and Steve,

It has been just over 6 months since the abuse I suffered was finally acknowledged by the entity responsible for the employment of my abuser.  Without your involvement in bringing this acknowledgement to a head I would still be facing anxiety and depression issues. Today I am in a significantly better place and have genuine joy again. Thankyou.

Your handling of my case was outstanding.  The support offered by your office staff should not be ignored either.  It was clear when I appointed MurphySchmidt that my best interest and personal well being was your primary focus.  Your integrity and professionalism was only surpassed by your genuine empathy and support.

At all times your communication was concise and well considered.  To Brendan's absolute credit he always addressed any of my concerns in a very empathetic, respectful, understanding and concise manner in a non-legalistic way.

Your combined expertise and knowledge of the law afforded me the confidence in accepting what was and is an extremely fair and balanced outcome.

Individually, your empathy and approach is best summed in the words of Theodore Roosevelt ...... .

"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care"

Kindest regards

Cameron, QLD 2018"


Contact Steve
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Queensland Asbestos Related Disease Support Society
  • Personal Injuries Specialist Accreditation Committee
  • Access to Justice and Pro Bono Law Committee