James O’Donnell

Position: Director / Litigation

James O’Donnell has extensive experience assisting clients with a range of disputes in litigation including building and construction disputes, general contractual disputes, leasing disputes and insurance disputes.


  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Bachelor of Laws from the Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Legal and Dispute Studies)

Key Dates

  • Admitted to practice in 2014
  • Acquired experience in a general practice firm in 2015 and a boutique building and construction law until mid-2018
  • Joined the litigation team at Kennedy Guy in August 2018

Areas of practice

  • Commercial litigation
  • Civil litigation
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Bankruptcy and creditors petitions
  • General insolvency and winding up applications
  • Experience including: VCAT; AAT; Magistrates Court of Victoria; County Court of Victoria; Supreme Courts of Victoria, Tasmania and NSW; District Courts of NSW and Queensland; and the Federal Court of Australia
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