Jodi Truman

Jodi was born and bred in the Northern Territory. Jodi commenced her career in general litigation at DeSilva Hebron before moving to the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission and specialising in family and criminal law, particularly juvenile matters.

In 2001 Jodi commenced at Halfpennys Lawyers continuing her practice in family and criminal law, both defending and prosecuting and also returning to a general litigation practice. Jodi is also an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Accredited Arbitrator under the Family Law Act.

In 2006 Jodi was called to the Bar and has conducted a number of criminal trials and appeals, whilst at the same time acting as counsel in property and children’s matters in the Family and Federal Circuit Court, both at first instance and on appeal. Jodi has also developed an expertise in coronial inquests, child welfare matters, disciplinary proceedings, estate and licensing matters. Jodi also continues to undertake Family Dispute Resolution conferences and Arbitrations under the Family Law Act.

Year and Place of First Admission; 1997, Northern Territory
Jurisdictions; High Court, Federal Courts and Tribunals, Northern Territory


Degrees and Appointments 

  • BA, LLB

  • Vice President Criminal Lawyers Association NT 2010 – 2011

  • Secretary Criminal Lawyers Association NT 2009-2010


Contact details 

P: 08 8941 4009
M: 0409 691 283


Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Proceedings
  • Arbitration
  • Care and Protection of Children
  • Contract
  • Coronial Inquiries
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Proceedings
  • Deceased Estates and Wills
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Extradition
  • Family and Estate Law
  • Family Dispute Resolution Conferences
  • Family Law and De Facto Relationships
  • Family Provision
  • Forfeiture
  • Guardianship and Mental Health
  • Industrial and Employment Law
  • Licensing
  • Mediation
  • Motor Accidents
  • Personal Injuries
  • Public Law
  • Work Health and Safety