Meet Joanne

Managing Principal | Legal Practitioner Director
Joanne Rennick is an experienced, pragmatic and results-oriented lawyer who is well known and regarded for her professional approach and her concern to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Having worked exclusively in personal injuries since her admission in 1991, Joanne has established a reputation for being a determined litigator with the ability to analyse and apply legal principles, ensuring an impressive track record of successful outcomes.
As the Managing Principal at MurphySchmidt, Joanne is able to combine her legal knowledge with management and leadership skills to help inspire and encourage other lawyers within the firm. She maintains her focus on assisting clients and supporting the team to deliver outstanding service and results.

Fluent in German, and with a working knowledge of Spanish, Joanne is very approachable, personable and understanding of different cultures. She is also committed to maintaining the firm's pro-bono and volunteer programs and to giving back to the local community. Joanne is a life member and former president of Lawright (formerly the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House) and continues to be an active participant in professional, community and pro bono activities. She is currently Chair of the University of Queensland Pro Bono Centre Advisory Board. 

What Others Say

"I would like to thank you and Joanne again for your tireless and persistent hard work. If not for you both I would not be sitting in the happy position I am today."

Peter, Kuluin Qld, 2015 

"Joanne Rennick would be the first person I would recommend to anyone needing a lawyer. She and her team helped to change my life and there are no words that can ever express how grateful I am for that."

Kate, 2022

"While assisting a friend through the claims process, I have had the opportunity to observe, admire and respect Joanne Rennick’s ethics and approach.  Adequate words escape me – suffice to say of her services I remain an ardent supporter."

James W, 2023

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