Steve is responsible for Fisher Dore’s civil litigation practice and is an expert in all areas of compensation law.

Steve is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist (Personal Injury) and was awarded the 'Highest Achiever Award' in 2009. He is currently a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Committee and Deputy-Chair of the Access to Justice and Pro Bono Law Committee.

Steve was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2004, after completing two years articles of clerkship. Prior to joining Fisher Dore Lawyers, he spent eighteen years with a boutique compensation firm.

Steve prides himself on being a technical, yet practical, solicitor. He always takes time to understand a client’s situation and ensures they have a complete understanding of their rights and entitlements. He is known for his empathetic nature and his tenacity in advocating to achieve the very best outcome he can for his clients.  Steve also believes in giving back to the profession and community, through his committee work and pro-bono cases.


Steve Herd - Principal

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Bachelor of Laws

Professional Memberships


Ranked in Doyle’s Guide, as follows:

  • 2022 Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff)  Queensland, Recommended
  • 2021 Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2021 Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2020 Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2018 Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2017 Leading Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland, Leading
  • 2017 Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Queensland, Recommended
  • 2015 Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers – Brisbane



I recently had help with a matter from Steve Herd and I was very impressed by his experience and professionalism. The outcome was successful and he managed the situation as only one does who has had much experience in difficult matters. I would hire Steve Herd again if the need arises and I would recommend him to anyone who needs professional legal assistance.

Peter - Facebook Review

Fisher Dore Lawyers have represented me in a very important case over the last three years. In all that time I have found them to be always informative, efficient and understanding. A very professional company, always available to me for any questions or advice and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone needing effective legal assistance.

Peter (UK)
5 Stars

I had the pleasure of meeting with Steve. I would highly recommend Steve. He is a very compassionate lawyer who goes above and beyond for his clients.

Kelly - Google Review

Dear Brendan and Steve, It has been just over 6 months since the abuse I suffered was finally acknowledged by the entity responsible for the employment of my abuser. Without your involvement in bringing this acknowledgement to a head I would still be facing anxiety and depression issues. Today I am in a significantly better place and have genuine joy again. Thankyou. Your handling of my case was outstanding. It was clear when I appointed you that my best interest and personal wellbeing was your primary focus. Your integrity and professionalism was only surpassed by your genuine empathy and support. At all times your communication was concise and well considered. To Brendan's absolute credit he always addressed any of my concerns in a very empathetic, respectful, understanding and concise manner in a non-legalistic way. Your combined expertise and knowledge of the law afforded me the confidence in accepting what was and is an extremely fair and balanced outcome. Individually, your empathy and approach is best summed in the words of Theodore Roosevelt … "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care".

5 Stars

I had a work accident and I had Steve Herd manage my case. It was very complicated and I was quite sick and the caring specialists including Brendan Ezzy were empathetic and thoughtful in how I was treated. They worked extremely hard on my case and gave me sound advice throughout. I couldn’t t have asked for a better outcome and I got my life back. Thank you Steve, Brendan and the team.

Jessica - Google Review
5 Stars

My experience with the firm relates to a common law claim for compensation, in which I was represented by Brendan and Steve and their associates. They did an absolutely amazing job and it was right in the very deepest of the pandemic that they assisted me. There was a fantastic result for me and the work done by the team was "above and beyond". In the very height of the unusual circumstances of the pandemic, these lawyers continued to provide the absolute highest standard of representation. My claim for compensation was related to circumstances of a sensitive nature. And the ability of the team to be compassionate, yet professional and focused on the details pertaining to a result was again "above and beyond". Brendan, especially stands out as a lawyer who not only understands the workings of law relating to compensation but also has the ability to relate and understand and act accordingly and appropriately to ensure a good result and at the same time providing a comfortable environment for a client like myself who has a claim relating to sensitive issues. Thanks so much Brendan. And thank you Fisher Dore lawyers.

Peter - Google Review
5 Stars

Thank you so much to the team at Fisher Dore. You have given me a second chance at life. My heartfelt thanks to Steve, Michael and all the Fisher Dore team for a job well done.

Paige G
5 Stars

Thank you so much Michael and also a big thank you to Steve and the team. You definitely went above and beyond for me through times of heartache; I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.




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