The Hon Timothy James Francis McEVOY

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 26.4.2022
Location: Melbourne

Justice McEvoy was appointed to the Federal Court on 26 April 2022.

His Honour graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne in 1993. He obtained a Master of Laws from The University of Melbourne in 1998, and the degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) from the University of Virginia in the United States of America in 1999.

Justice McEvoy began his legal career as Associate to the then Chief Justice of the Federal Court in 1994, and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 1996. He was subsequently a solicitor and then senior associate in the litigation and competition groups at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in Melbourne and Sydney. He practised at the Victorian Bar from 2002 until 2019, largely in general commercial, public, and common law. He was appointed Senior Counsel in Victoria in 2016. In 2019 his Honour was appointed to the Family Court of Australia, and in 2020 he was appointed as a judicial Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Immediately prior to his appointment to the Family Court, Justice McEvoy was Senior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. His Honour has been a member of the Visiting Faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law since 2001, teaching an annual course in the conflict of laws. He has been a Fulbright Scholar, and has served as a member of the Australian delegation of experts to a special commission of The Hague Conference on Private International Law (Jurisdiction and Judgments Convention). In 2018 he was elected to the American Law Institute. His Honour has published a number of articles on private international law, administrative law, and competition law in Australian and international law journals. He is a Board Member of OzChild.

Associateship applications

Persons interested in applying for a position as Associate to Justice McEvoy should send a covering letter, CV and academic transcript to:

Please note that the associate positions have been filled until around the middle of 2026. The next position will commence at about that time. Applications for that period will be considered in July 2025. If you wish to submit an application, it will be held on file for when applications are considered for that period.

At May 2024