About us

Gordon Legal is a law firm that helps everyday people when they need it most.

Our history

Gordon Legal was founded in Melbourne in 2010 by Peter Gordon.

With decades of experience at the forefront of plaintiff law and worker’s compensation in Australia, Peter has an unrivalled record of fighting for justice for working people.

He pioneered the ‘no win, no fee’ system with Paul Henderson, and made history winning landmark cases.

Today, Peter continues his legacy at Gordon Legal, battling for everyday people alongside a team of exceptional lawyers.

Peter Gordon's landmark cases

Peter Gordon's landmark cases

  • In 1985, Peter won the first negligence case on behalf of people suffering from asbestos-related cancers, and has since acted for over 3,000 asbestos-related disease sufferers.
  • In the early 1990’s he obtained compensation for all 566 people suffering from medically-acquired HIV/AIDS from an Australian contaminated blood supply.
  • From 1992 to 1997, he fought for hundreds of victims sexually abused by those in Catholic religious institutions.
  • He acted for the Cancer Council to oppose Big Tobacco’s challenge to the Gillard government’s plain packaging laws.
  • And in 2014, he beat the giant pharmaceutical companies on behalf of Thalidomide sufferers obtaining in excess of 100 million for Thalidomide sufferers in Australia and New Zealand.

We won't

We won't put business first and people second, treat clients as numbers or use flash-in-the-pan lawyering.

We won't hire the heartless, pander to the wealthy, or replace conversations with billable units.

We won't ignore people's pain, pretend to be worthy, or hide behind a hired famous face.

And we won't judge our clients, chase shiny corporates, or forget the value that made us want to be lawyers in the first place.

That's just not what we're all about

We will

We will use the law for good, listen until we understand, and fight for those who can't fight for themselves.

We will talk with our clients, put value before profit, and continue to care after the case is closed.

We will work with empathy, partner with unions and community groups, and use all our resources for all the right reasons.

We will hire for character, prevail where others fail, and always walk a mile in our clients' shoes.

Because at Gordon Legal, it's personal.

Our services

Our experienced lawyers can help you with all of your legal needs.

If you are injured, have suffered an unexpected life event such as divorce, a disputed estate or the wrong doing of another person, or if you find yourself defamed, or in a commercial dispute, we can help.

We understand that you often need a lawyer during the most difficult time in your life, and you need someone who is going to take your case personally. We do.

More about our services

Injury law

Injury law

Have you suffered an injury? We can help you understand your rights and entitlements, and make sure you achieve compensation as soon as possible. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Work injury claims
  • Transport accident claims
  • Superannuation and personal insurance claims
  • Asbestos litigation
  • Injuries in public or private spaces
  • Medical negligence claims
  • Institutional abuse claims
Personal and  Commercial Law

Personal and Commercial Law

Do you need legal advice for personal, professional or commercial matters? We can help you understand your rights and make informed decisions. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Class actions
  • Family law
  • Criminal defence
  • Employment and Workplace law
  • Wills and Estates (including Will disputes)
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Coronial Inquiries
  • Defamation
  • Rural claims

How to get started

Once you have contacted us, we will organise for you to speak with an experienced lawyer who will go the distance with you and your claim.

Contact us

We will be in touch within 24hrs if you email. Or you can call 1800 21 22 23, 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday.

Meet us

We can assist you anywhere in Victoria. We can travel to you, or we can talk via Skype or over the phone.

Instruct us

We listen until we understand, and we provide the best advice so you can make a well-informed decision.

We are here to help

When you’re ready, give us a call or click on the button below to send us a message. It will go straight to a caring and committed member of our team who will contact you within 24hrs.

Call 1800 21 22 23

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Map of Melbourne office location


Level 22/181 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
1300 59 95 17
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Map of Geelong office location


183 Moorabool Street
Geelong VIC 3220
(03) 5225 1600
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Map of Dandenong office location


1/75 Robinson Street
Dandenong VIC 3175
03 9603 3000
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