Ms Jessica Goldie was first called to the Bar in February 2012.
She practises primarily in criminal law, having appeared in over a hundred serious and complex criminal jury trials primarily in regional Queensland.
Jess’ extensive advocacy and legal experience saw her appointment to the Legal Aid Queensland Complex Criminal Case Panel in 2019.
Jess has also appeared in a range of hearings in both the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland, including sentence hearings, legal applications and bail applications. She also regularly appears in domestic violence matters.
Jess was previously employed with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions from 2009 to 2018 and was commissioned as a permanent Crown Prosecutor in 2011 (being, at the time, one of the youngest Barristers to hold such a commission in Australia).
In 2016, Jess was promoted to the position of Senior Crown Prosecutor and was head of the Toowoomba Chambers of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. She was permanently appointed to the position in 2017, where she remained until her resignation in 2018 to commence her career at the private bar.
In addition to her established criminal law practice, Jess also practices in the areas of:
- Regulatory and Disciplinary matters
- Inquests and Commissions of Inquiry
- Abuse Law
Jess is actively involved in her local Toowoomba community and within the legal community. She previously served on the Board of the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network and on the committee for the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland as the Southern Regional Representative.
Jess is also regularly involved with the University of Southern Queensland Mooting Competitions and is a member of Zonta Garden City.