In matters of the law, Australians should never settle for less. Whether you’re an individual, a family, or a national corporation, Carbone Lawyers will provide passionate, personal, and cost-effective representation that relentlessly pursues your best interests.

For more than 30 years, the Carbone name has been synonymous with delivering great outcomes for clients. Today, the Carbone Lawyers team honours that legacy by advising and representing personal injury clients, public and private organisations, as well as families who require assistance with property, finance, and probate law matters.

Whatever the case, wherever you operate, Carbone Lawyers will be relentless in our pursuit of excellence.

Whether we’re working alongside small families or big businesses, Carbone Lawyers will always put our clients’ interests at the heart of what we do.

Looking beyond your immediate circumstances, we strive to nurture long-term relationships that responsively address your legal needs, delivering the best possible outcomes in all circumstances.

At Carbone Lawyers, we believe that how we work is just as important as the work we do.

When you work with our team, you can expect:

  • Accurate, honest and complete legal information and advice
  • Privacy, confidentiality, and ethical veracity
  • Integrity, honour, and humility in all that we do

When you walk through the door at Carbone Lawyers, we become a part of your team. We talk and listen to you as equals, understanding where you come from and where you need to go.

This ensures that we can effectively engage with and represent a full spectrum of interests.

Working alongside a team of professionals in personal injury, commercial advisory and litigation, family litigation, and estate and probate law, we work collaboratively with you to achieve your best outcome.

When it’s up to you to take action, trust us to achieve results. When near enough isn’t good enough, challenge the status quo. Contact the team at Carbone Lawyers and make us part of your team.


Don’t settle for less when choosing a legal team to represent your best interests.

The professionals at Carbone Lawyers are leaders in their practice areas, and they work collaboratively to pursue your best interests.

You can trust our knowledge, skills, and experience, whatever your circumstances may be.

From major business concerns to the most sensitive of personal injury claims, Tony Carbone—Managing Partner of Carbone Lawyers—is here to help you!

Tony has been practising for more than 30 years, and acts passionately for clients across the full spectrum legal services offered by Carbone Lawyers.

Tony is currently a member of the TAC Legal Policy Committee, where he relentlessly represents the best interests of TAC injury victims who have been hurt on the road. The TAC Board deals with issues of road safety and compensation management, which Tony is highly passionate about.

Tony has also recently been appointed to the Board of the Essendon North Traders’ Association, where he represents the interests of local traders in the area. Tony strives to improve services, accessibility, interactions, and the sharing of contacts and knowledge between Traders.

Until recently, Tony also served as a board member for the Bully Zero Foundation, where he oversaw considerable growth of the Foundation. Focusing on protecting children from the dangers of bullying and cyberbullying, Tony also warned against the dangers of workplace bullying in this role.

Today, Tony is committed to combatting the emotional and financial toll that workplace bullying takes on our society through his work at Carbone Lawyers.

In his role in Business Development at Carbone Lawyers, Tony frequently liaises with employer groups on matters relating to occupational health and safety. First and foremost, these discussions focus on protecting employees against bullying and workplace accidents.

In doing this, Tony also advises organisations on the severe impact that bullying behaviour and OH&S breaches could have on their reputation, and the best way to protect their corporate brand.

Passionate about clear communication with clients, Tony was also the host of the weekly Personal Injury Law show for over 10 years which aired on Channel 31 and continues to air on the Aurora Community Channel on Foxtel.

Outside of his extensive contributions to the legal industry, Tony has also held a position on the Pancare Advisory Committee. The Pancare Foundation was established to combat pancreas, liver, biliary and other related cancers, a cause which Tony is extremely passionate about.

Tony continues to act as an advisor to community groups and members of the public on matters of significance relating to the law, and frequently appears in the media, including on both TV and radio, to discuss and provide expert commentary on topical issues relevant to the public.


If you have been injured at work, in a transport accident, or in a public place and you don’t know where to turn, talk to John Karantzis.

With more than 20 years of experience in Personal Injury Law & Litigation, John is the Head of Personal Injury Law & Litigation at Carbone Lawyers. John specialises in all aspects of Personal Injury Law & Litigation including WorkCover, Transport Accident Claims, and Public Liability Common Law Damages.

John’s track record speaks for itself and is recognised by his industry peers. In 2009, John was accredited as a Specialist in Personal Injury Law by the Law Institute of Victoria. He has also been recognised as the leading WorkCover Compensation Plaintiff Lawyer in Victoria by Doyle’s Guide in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

More importantly, John loves “fighting the good fight” for his clients, backing up his accreditations and accolades with a fierce dedication to you.

John has obtained multiple successful jury verdicts, some of which were in excess of $1,000,000 while he has negotiated settlements which total in excess of $50,000,000 over his 20-year career.

In May 2019, John obtained a judgment of $1,043,000 in respect of a claim heard in the Supreme Court of Victoria for an injured worker claiming past and future economic loss, and pain and suffering, for the work injuries they sustained.

John is an expert in the negotiation and resolution of complex injury claims, and is a passionate advocate for his clients.


When you work with a team of lawyers, you want to know that you have the best people representing you. With more than 15 years of management experience, Elio Mirabella is the people person who ensures you have the finest lawyers on your side.

As Head of People & Culture at Carbone Lawyers, Elio is responsible for HR strategy, workforce policy and planning, talent acquisition and retention, mental health and wellbeing, learning and development, performance and rewards, leadership coaching, and the overall employment value proposition.

Elio brings extensive experience to the role, having worked in and led HR teams in Health, Manufacturing, and Professional Services industries. His HR career includes leadership positions with BUPA, MSS Security, Wilmar Sugar, and most recently, the Royal Children’s Hospital.

In his roles, Elio has successfully negotiated enterprise agreements, overseen major transformation projects, and implemented significant process and system improvements.

Elio is passionate about partnering with businesses to achieve great outcomes for their people. Fostering an engaged, diverse, and inclusive workforce, Elio drives a high performing company culture that employees and their clients will benefit from. He prides himself on achieving great outcomes by creating strong learning environments, all while having a great time!

Elio holds a post graduate qualification in Business and is an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.


Sustaining an injury can be an overwhelming experience, even before you begin to navigate the legal system.

If you’re looking for a legal expert who will relentlessly pursue the best result, in the best possible timeframe, Joseph Carbone can help you.

Joseph is a Senior Associate and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Carbone Lawyers.

As a dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer, Joseph’s legal practice spans:

  • Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Transport Accident Claims
  • Public Liability Claims

Through his extensive legal practice, Joseph strives to provide closure for his clients, helping them to take the next step in their journey towards recovery.

Joseph has been involved in a large number of challenging and diverse Personal Injury cases. A recent example of this involved a three-week jury trial, where Joseph obtained a successful outcome for a worker who had sustained psychiatric injury. This case was particularly complex and touched upon several technical legal issues that required a clear head and practical approach to obtaining an outstanding outcome for the client.

In this case and every other, Joseph prides himself on good communication, clear advice, and practical solutions.

With Joseph Carbone, you can be sure that you have a leading lawyer on your side. Joseph has been recognised by his peers as a leader in his field, appearing as a recommended Workers’ Compensation Plaintiff Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide in 2017.


When you require commercially adept, forward thinking, and practical assistance with corporate and commercial matters, Manny Carbone is here to assist you.

Working with Carbone Lawyers since late 2018, Manny’s primary focus is on transactional and advisory matters and disputes. He has experience advising on complex domestic and cross border business matters across a wide range of industries.

Prior to joining Carbone Lawyers, Manny completed commerce and post-graduate law degrees at the University of Melbourne and he spent almost three years at global law firm Baker McKenzie in its Corporate Markets practice.

Manny frequently advises clients on:

  • The structuring and execution of commercial transactions
  • Risk management
  • Governance and compliance requirements
  • How to best avoid litigation
  • When all else fails, the management of litigious disputes

Outside of the Firm’s Commercial practice, Manny utilises his diverse legal knowledge to assist clients in the Firm’s Estates & Probate arm, as well as its Personal Injury practice. Manny is passionate about fighting for his clients’ rights in complex medical negligence claims.

Manny has advised corporate and commercial clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reconstructions, joint ventures, equity and debt capital markets transactions, and disputes, involving several hundred million dollars.

In his capacity in the Carbone Lawyers Senior Leadership Team, Manny is heavily involved in the Firm’s processes, operations and strategic direction. He is driven by his desire to help the Firm grow and deliver on its promise to provide great outcomes for its clients.


Financial outcomes are often at the heart of legal matters, from personal injury claims to commercial contract disputes.

At Carbone Lawyers, Kee Hwee Ng is here to ensure the firm is in the best position to meet both client and stakeholder financial expectations.

Working at the firm since February 2019, Kee guides the financial reporting and analysis, accounting, tax, and internal audit functions at Carbone Lawyers.

With more five years of experience in the legal industry, Kee has extensive knowledge of the financial operations that are required to ensure accuracy, productivity, sustainability, and growth.

Born in Malaysia, Kee moved to Australia in 2003 and undertook degrees in both Accounting and Engineering. While in Australia, Kee met his wife of Chinese descent and has since spent considerable time in China, both for business reasons and to visit family. With these experiences behind him, Kee prides himself on his deep understanding of cultural differences.

Kee’s diverse international experience is essential in his role at Carbone Lawyers, where clients are often involved in complex, cross-border legal matters. Assisting companies, families, and individuals across several jurisdictions, Kee’s international insights help clients achieve cost-effective legal outcomes.

Exemplifying his eye for detail, Kee recently identified major misconduct in a significant commercial sale that saved the seller from losing more than $500,000.

Most importantly, with Kee Hwee Ng on your side, you will receive your settlement funds as quickly as possible. Once the Carbone Lawyers legal team has successfully navigated your matter from start to finish, Kee will action the steps required to ensure you receive your funds without delay.