Jodi Allen attended high school locally and grew up on the Gold Coast. She attended the Griffith University from 1997 and in 2001 graduated law and psychology, achieving Honours in law. Jodi maintains a close affiliation with the law school of Griffith University and gladly gives of her time to judge student mooting and witness examination competitions. Before graduation Jodi was identified as a student with promise by Price and Roobottom Solicitors, a firm with a strong criminal law section. Jodi was articled to solicitor Bill Potts from whom she gained valuable experience. In May 2006 Jodi joined Buckland Allen Criminal Lawyers PTY LTD as an employed solicitor. On 1 December 2010 Jodi’s name was added to the firm name to recognise her years of tireless work and outstanding results.