Michael La VistaPartner
Michael is an experienced litigator specialising in workers’ compensation claims.
What he does
Michael provides strategic litigation and claims management advice, focussing on matters of liability, quantum and settlement prospects. He regularly appears in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in merits review proceedings and the Federal Court of Australia in judicial review proceedings. He is also skilled in using a range of alternate dispute resolution processes.
Who he works with
Michael works with various Commonwealth clients and licensees in the worker’s compensation area. He understands the importance of working closely with his clients to develop solutions for effective claims resolution.
Michael has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Science (Jurisprudence), majoring in psychology, from the University of Adelaide.
Life before Sparkes
Before joining Sparke Helmore, Michael spent 10 years with the Australian Government Solicitor (working in Canberra and Adelaide) in the Compensation and Employment team. Before that, he worked in the private sector specialising in insurance law and commercial litigation.
Life outside of Sparkes
Michael loves spending time with his young family. He also enjoys playing football (the soccer variety) and tennis, and has a passion for motor vehicles.