Jodi Allen grew up on the Gold Coast and attended high school locally. She studied at Griffith University and in 2001 graduated law and psychology, achieving Honours in law. After completing her university studies, Jodi then undertook her articles of clerkship under Bill Potts from whom she gained valuable experience.
In 2004 Jodi was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Jodi is committed to ensuring criminal law is applied fairly, consistently, and competently. In 2018 Jodi was appointed a member of the Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Committee because of her expertise in the area. The Committee’s functions include advocating for good law; providing expert advice to Government; and developing policy positions, guidance and submissions for reform.
Jodi also facilitates Continuing Legal Education sessions for criminal lawyers on the Gold Coast. Since 2015 Jodi has received regular peer recognition in Doyle’s Guide as a leading and recognised criminal lawyer in Queensland. Jodi represents people charged with a variety of offences ranging from simple driving charges to murder and has significant experience in the representation of those charged with serious drug trafficking and related offences.