Tom Burgoyne

Director and Principal Lawyer

Tom has practised exclusively in the area of personal injuries for his whole legal career. Prior to commencing his legal career, Tom worked in a number of different manual labour jobs whilst studying at law school, during which time the devastating impacts of personal injuries in the workplace were made obvious to him and furthered his passion to fight for people’s rights.

Tom previously managed a Motor Vehicle Accidents practice with a number of high profile cases and held a leadership and mentor role at a national law firm.   Tom was awarded  Regional Lawyer of The Year at the 14th Victorian Legal Awards by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2018.

“Being able to launch Fortitude Legal with our brilliant team of respected and acknowledged practitioners and support staff fills me with great pride. The whole driving force behind us launching Fortitude Legal was to create a law firm that delivers personalised and peak legal services to our regional Victorian clients. For me, having the opportunity to represent an injured person is a privilege and not a right and I will accordingly honour that by providing clients with technical legal advice balanced with pure passion and pride in all that I do”.


  • Transport Accident Compensation
  • Work Injury Compensation
  • Public Liability

Professional Memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • Admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Professional Publications

  • “Cyclists Beware”, Law Institute Journal  (2018) 92(1/2) LIJ
LawyersWeekly Australian Law Awards Finalist Regional Suburban Lawyer of the Year
14th Victorian Legal Awards Winner Regional Lawyer Of The Year Award
Fortitude Legal Director And Principal Lawyer Tom Burgoyne is an expert in Transport Accident Compensation (TAC), Work Injury Compensation (WorkCover) and Public Liability

“If you want to speak to real experts who are real locals, contact us at Fortitude Legal. We’re in Your Corner”