Henry Carus

Henry Carus + Associates
607 Bourke Street
Level 11
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 Australia
+61 3 9001 1318

Henry Carus is approachable, caring and determined. Going to great lengths to understand his clients’ stories, personal situations, concerns and goals, Henry is able explain their options and the legal process in a simple and easy to understand way. Being able to explain complex legal ideas in such a manner can really help clients to fully understand what is happening throughout the legal process. Over the years, this approach has dramatically changed how an injured person sees the compensation process, shifting the feelings from being lost and out of control, to that of being back in control of their lives which has paved the way to establishing a trusting working relationship. By establishing this trusting working relationship, we are able to achieve our goals, which is not only to win, but also achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

His approach is not only effective but having been a former New York City Trial lawyer and having acted for several insurance firms in Melbourne Victoria, Henry’s varied work experiences give him a unique insight into each and every aspect of the legal process. This unmatched combination is what ensures excellent outcomes, winning over 98% of cases.

Legal Career History

2001 - present
Henry Carus + Associates
Principal ( Melbourne )

1999 - 2001
Ligeti Partners
Partner ( Melbourne )
Clients: HIH Insurance; CIC Insurance; AAMI; City of Melbourne

1995 - 1999
Phillips Fox
Principal ( Melbourne )
Client: TAC; HIH Insurance; CIC Insurance; AAMI; City of Melbourne

1992 - 1994
Henry Carus Esq
Independent Trial Lawyer ( New York )
Clients: Plaintiffs injured in compensation matters

1986 - 1992
Diamond, Paino, Cardo & King
Independant Trial Lawyer ( New York)
Clients: Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

1984 - 1986
Waxman, Miller & Trautwig
Associate Litigation Lawyer (Barrister and Solicitor) ( New York )
Clients: Plaintiffs injured in compensation matters; AETNA Casualty and Insurance Co.

1983 - 1984
Honourable Burton R. Lifland - Bankruptcy Judge
Student Clerk ( New York )
Matter: Reorganisation of James Manville Co.

Professional Qualifications

2009 Accredited Specialist - Personal Injury Law, Law Institute of Victoria
1998 Accreditation Courses, University of Sydney
1995 Accreditation Courses, University of Melbourne
1980 - 1983 Juris Doctor, St John's University - New York
1976 - 1980 Bachelor of Arts - Political Science, Manhattan College - New York Professional


Australian Lawyers Alliance
American Association for Justice
Southern Solicitors Group of Victoria
Medico-Legal Society of Victoria