Jodie graduated from Brock University in 2006 with a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology . She earned her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa, in 2009 and was called to the Bar in June 2010 after her articles at Webber Schroeder Goldstein Abergel.
Jodie’s passion for criminal defence began before law school, when she began volunteering with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa and the Circles of Support and Accountability in Ottawa. In law school, Jodie was on the executive of the Criminal Law Students Association and was a Division Leader in the criminal division at the uOttawa Community Legal Clinic where she represented clients facing criminal and provincial offences. After working at the Legal Clinic in the summer of 2008, Jodie began working part-time at Webber Schroeder Goldstein Abergel while completing her final year of law school. She then went on to article with the firm in 2009 following her graduation.
Jodie worked with the same firm after her articles until her move to Kingston in 2011. In Kingston, she practiced for another 2 years, taking on clients in the federal penitentiaries charges with Criminal Code offences and offences under the Correctional and Conditional Release Act. In 2013, Jodie accepted a position at Queen’s Law Clinics where she co-taught Clinical Litigation and mentored and supervised law students. Jodie was also elected to the Board of the Elizabeth Fry Society. Bringing together the two organizations, Jodie founded the Bail Support Program which worked toward the de-incarceration of female accused persons on remand in custody.
Jodie practices primarily in the area of criminal law. She has represented clients charged with drug offences, sexual offences, assaults, impaired driving and “over 80,” robbery, weapons offences, theft and fraud, among others, and has also assisted senior counsel representing clients charged with murder. She has experience assisting clients in Youth Court and the Mental Health Court. Jodie brings her years of experience and dedication to each client file and diligently defends all of her clients.
Outside of work, Jodie enjoys training for triathlons, having recently qualified to compete on the Canadian Age Group Triathlon Team at the World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam, 2017. Jodie also enjoys public speaking and performing in local community theatre.
Jodie is a member of a number of legal and community organizations including the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Kingston Criminal Defence Lawyers’ Association, the Frontenac Law Association, Toastmasters International, Ironstride Triathlon Team, the Canadian National Age Group Triathlon Team, the Kingston Meistersingers and Elizabeth Fry Society in Kingston, Ontario.
To Contact Jodie Primeau, please call 613.732.2883 to schedule your first appointment. For Station Calls and emergency matters, use 343.369.7444.