Kathryn Emeny is a member of Maddens Lawyers’ Class Action team, and has worked with Maddens since 2009. Kathryn is currently overseeing the firm’s Springwood-Winmalee-Yellow Rock Bushfire Class Action, which has more than 500 claimants.
Before starting with Maddens, Kathryn studied law – with great success – at Deakin University. Among her achievements as a student were being named Most Outstanding Student at Deakin’s Warrnambool campus two years running and achieving her year’s highest score in Property Law and Criminal Procedure.
Kathryn was also named an Alfred Deakin scholar.
While studying, Kathryn also worked at the Warrnambool court complex, providing assistance regarding family law issues and the court process. This community mindedness has extended to her professional life, with Kathryn also finding the time to take on a voluntary role with Justice Connect, offering pro-bono assistance to clients who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance.
Before taking on the Springwood-Winmalee-Yellow Rock Bushfire Class Action, Kathryn was also very involved in the firm’s Black Saturday Class Actions, providing her with unique insights to a wide range of tragic and inspiring stories of loss and recovery.
Beyond the office, Kathryn loves a good read and dreams of adding some more visas to her already well-stamped passport. She also contributes to the local community as Chair of the South West Academy of Sport and is a member of the board of charitable service organisation Southern Way.