James Bodel James Bodel

James Bodel

CEO, Sydney

I joined LHD with the goal of creating the most trusted compensation law practice in Australia.

With 12 years of experience managing professional services firms, I wanted to channel my passion for business growth into an area that makes a real difference to everyday Australians. Since joining as CEO in 2016, I’ve overseen LHD’s national expansion and grown our team from 17 to over 100 employees.

With 28 offices across Australia, LHD Lawyers is there to get Australians the compensation they deserve so they can get their lives back on track.

Before joining LHD Lawyers in Sydney, I was the Managing Director of ASSESS Group, an independent medicolegal expert and disbursement funding company, providing medical evidence and assessments to claimants for law firms, insurance companies and government departments. Managing a team of over 500 employees and consultant experts, I built my expertise in all areas of personal injury and compensation law.

I hold degrees in Law, Commerce, and Medicine, as well as an MBA.

Qualifications & Accreditation

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)


  • Member Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
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