Our People

Led by our managing director Tom Goudkamp OAM, our compassionate and accomplished team will work closely with you throughout the entire claim process. Our mission is to get to know our clients in order to achieve the best result possible. Combining the resources of a large firm with a personal and sympathetic approach, we will guide you through the claim process and strive to achieve a positive outcome for you.

Our team operates across three offices located in Sydney, Liverpool and Newcastle.

Leadership at Every Level

The team at Stacks Goudkamp collectively have decades of practical industry experience working at all levels of personal injury compensation. We are expert negotiators and get great results for clients in the unlikely event that court proceedings are necessary.

Tom Goudkamp’s intimate knowledge of personal injury law has led to him co-authoring New South Wales’ Personal Injury Law manual and presiding over several leadership positions throughout the compensation industry. Following his leadership, our team of personal injury lawyers have successfully assisted a wide range of people, helping them to get their lives back on course.

A commitment to helping you understand and resolve your claim is what drives our entire team. The one thing that we all have in common is our dedication to you and the results that you deserve.

Tom Goudkamp
Tom GoudkampOAM Managing Director
Tom is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. He has had over 40 years of experience successfully acting for seriously injured accident victims.

Tom has been involved in many land mark cases, including a number of cases which have gone all the way to the Australian High Court eg the famous, ground breaking medical negligence case of Rogers v Whitaker.

Tom has acted for numerous clients who, sadly, have been injured in accidents whilst visiting Australia from overseas. These cases have taken Tom to many countries to prepare and then successfully finalise claims. (England, Scotland, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, The USA, The Caribbean, India, The Republic of Korea and Japan).

Tom has also acted for travellers to NSW from all Australia States and Territories.

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Julie Mahony
Julie MahonyPractice Group Leader
Julie is a very experienced medical negligence lawyer, who has been practising law for in excess of 40 years.
Prior to commencing with Stacks in 1993, she worked in a Canberra law firm. A knowledgeable and respected medical negligence solicitor, Julie is a member of the NSW Law Society and a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury.

Julie has run a wide variety of medical and dental negligence cases. These range from cases for babies who are catastrophically injured as a result of bad care by medical staff at the time of their birth, through to matters involving a delay in diagnosis and treatment resulting in a worse outcome, as well as injuries sustained in hospital (often due to underfunding and understaffing), and mistakes made during operative procedures.

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Anna Tavianatos
Anna TavianatosPractice Group Leader
Anna is an experienced and personable personal injury lawyer who specialises in assisting injured workers. Anna primarily handles Workers Compensation matters and Work Injury Damages claims, but she also assists clients with Public Liability and Motor Vehicle claims.

Anna comes from a background of helping people who have had accidents at work. Before joining Stacks Goudkamp, Anna spent several years working for union law firm, Steve Masselos and Co. She also gained experience running Motor Vehicle claims at Allianz Insurance.

Admitted in 1993, Anna is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and the NSW Law Society.

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Karina Goodall
Karina GoodallPractice Group Leader
Karina joined Stacks Goudkamp in 2014. She now heads up our Liverpool office and manages one of the firm’s four practice groups alongside our Managing Director, Tom Goudkamp.

Karina handles a wide variety of personal injury compensation claims including motor vehicle, travel, public liability and superannuation as well as some commercial work of varying types. She is compassionate, dedicated, resourceful, energetic and confident with a strong commitment to her clients.

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Alexander Morrison
Alexander MorrisonPractice Group Leader
Alex is a Practice Group Leader at Stacks Goudkamp.

He has extensive experience in personal injury claims having successfully represented many clients in connection with illness or injury both in Australia and abroad for more than 10 years.

He has won compensation for individuals involved in a wide range of accidents, including road traffic accidents, cruise ship accidents, boating and sporting accidents, violent assaults, and injuries suffered at work.

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Belinda Cassidy
Belinda CassidySpecial Counsel
Belinda Cassidy joined the firm after 18 years as the Principal Claims Assessor at the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (formerly the Motor Accidents Authority). Belinda currently holds appointments as a Claims Assessor under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act, the Motor Accident Injuries Act and an appointment as a Merit Reviewer under the Motor Accident Injuries Act.

Belinda has always worked in the personal injury litigation field, first as a Junior Solicitor at Hickson Lakeman and Holcombe and then as an Associate and later Partner at Windeyer Dibbs. Admitted in 1989, Belinda has specialist accreditation in Personal Injury Law and is one of the state’s leading experts in motor accident compensation law.

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Mark Port
Mark PortSpecial Counsel
Mark joined the firm as Special Counsel and brings a wealth of hands-on experience advising and advocating for clients on Employment, Industrial, and Work Health and Safety issues across a range of Commonwealth and State jurisdictions.

Mark’s extensive practice experience in the above areas of law spans over 14 years and he was admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of NSW in 2006. He holds an unrestricted practicing certificate, is a member of the Law Society of NSW and was registered on the High Court of Australia rolls in 2008.

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Cali Baldwin
Cali BaldwinSenior Associate
Cali handles a wide variety of personal injury compensation claims including workers’ compensation, work injury damages, motor vehicle, public liability, superannuation and medical negligence matters, as well as some commercial work of varying types.

Growing up in France, Cali obtained her French Law Degree, and a Masters in European and International Law, coming first in her University. She went on to work for the European Police Office (EUROPOL, in The Hague, Netherlands) and the European Court of Justice (Luxembourg) before moving to Australia in 2008.

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Samantha De Freitas
Samantha De FreitasAssociate
Samantha joined the Stacks Goudkamp team on 5 December 2011. Samantha started as a junior, but quickly showed her potential, and became a junior admin, senior admin, and then a paralegal. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2018 and was promoted to the position of Associate in 2019.

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Mark Crollos
Mark CrollosLawyer
Mark Crollos is a personal injury solicitor in Julie Mahony’s Practice Group. Mark works with Julie on a variety of personal injury claims, but specialises primarily in medical negligence claims.

Prior to joining Stacks Goudkamp, Mark worked as a Paralegal in a general practice law firm for 3 years where he gained broad experience in a number of areas of the law.

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Michael Greene
Michael GreeneLawyer
Michael Greene is a personal injury solicitor in Anna Tavianatos’ Practice Group. Michael primarily specialises in Workers Compensation and Work Injury Damages claims, but has also gained experience working on a variety of other personal injury matters including Public Liability, Medical Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident and Total and Permanent Disablement claims.

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 Alexander Hairs
Alexander HairsLawyer
Alexander completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Psychology at Macquarie University. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in October 2015.
A critical thinker he approaches each case from the point of view of the individual, this allows Alexander to excel with clients of all backgrounds.

Prior to starting with Stack Goudkamp, Alexander has had a number of years working within the Personal Injury Industry having run his own practice of CTP Motor Vehicle Accident, General Negligence, Contented Wills, and International Negligence cases.

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Con Ktenas
Con KtenasLawyer
Con joined Stacks Goudkamp in September 2018. He has over 30 years of experience in litigation in every jurisdiction.

He is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, a member of a number of Law Society Committees such as the Injury Compensation Committee, the Accredited Specialist Advisory Committee and the President of the Law Society’s Commercial Arbitration panel.

Con is a Local Court Arbitrator and a former District Court Arbitrator. He is a past President of the City of Sydney Law Society and a current member of the Supreme Court Users Group chaired by the Chief Judge at Common Law. Con is also a Notary Public.

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Sue Owen
Sue OwenLawyer
Sue has been in practice for over four decades and has worked both as an employee, and as a principal in her own firms. For the last twenty years Sue has worked extensively in the field of Compensation Law.

Sue handles Motor Vehicle Claims, Civil Liability Claims, Work Injury Damages Claims when litigation has been commenced, and some Medical Negligence Claims.

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Rita Yousef
Rita YousefLawyer
Rita is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. She mainly handles motor vehicle accident claims as well as travel law and public liability claims. She also has experience in medical negligence, sexual abuse and workers compensation claims.

Rita initially joined Stacks Goudkamp in 2008 as a paralegal before her admission as a solicitor in 2009.

In 2011 she transitioned into legal publishing and joined LexisNexis. She worked there for 6 years gaining valuable commercial and management experience through legal editing, product development and strategy roles.

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