Colleen has a passion for criminal law and assisting those that are experiencing an undoubtedly very stressful time in their lives. She recognises the significant implications a criminal charge can have on and individual’s life and believes that a solicitor’s role is not only to advocate for their client’s best interest, but also to guide them through the process in a manner that offers support and comfort during this difficult time.
Whilst studying, Colleen also worked in a boutique Family and Criminal law practice.
Colleen has also volunteered with the Innocence Project, a collaborative pro-bono project between lawyers, academics and students that focuses on freeing innocent persons that have been wrongfully convicted in Australia.
She also understands the importance of increasing access to justice and helping vulnerable members of the community. Colleen volunteered with My Community Legal, a pro-bono legal centre based on the Gold Coast, for approximately two years. She was awarded Volunteer of the Quarter in April 2021 for her contributions to the legal centre.
Colleen’s experience and motivation to practice as a criminal law advocate led her to Potts Lawyers, where she practices in a wide variety of criminal law matters.
In Colleen’s spare time, she enjoys being outdoors whether going to the beach or heading out for a bush walk. Colleen has also recently taken an interest in indoor rock climbing. In the spirit of embracing Australian culture, Colleen also finds herself turning into an avid Brisbane Lions fan.