Geoff grew up in Edmonton, Alberta where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree (honours) and Master of Science degree (Neuroscience) from the University of Alberta in 1999 and 2002 respectively. While completing his studies, he had the opportunity to work as a child support worker for the Edmonton Women's Shelter, volunteer on the Province's 100th Anniversary Strategy Committee, and teach undergraduate students introductory cell biology. In 2001, Geoff received a certificate of excellence in teaching.
Following completion of his Master's degree, Geoff worked as a medical researcher in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Alberta under the tutelage of Dr. Edwin Daniel. During this time, Geoff managed projects, personnel and laboratory equipment, and authored and co-authored numerous articles for publication in scientific journals.
Geoff's interest in law was sparked after sitting as a juror in a very interesting criminal law trial in Edmonton. He decided to leave the sciences for a career in law. Prior to starting law school, he spent 6 months teaching English in South Korea where he and his wife travelled the southern coastline on a Hyosung 120 motorbike.
Geoff graduated from the University of Calgary's Law School in 2009. During his studies, he participated in the mooting and debating programs, volunteered during orientation week, acted as the student representative for visiting speakers, participated in Pro Bono Students Canada, organized a law school intramural soccer team called the Ambulance Chasers, played bass in the law school band and was elected the Vice President of Events for the Society of Law Students for two consecutive years. Geoff received the Grant McKibben Award in 2008 for his enthusiasm and involvement in extracurricular activities.
Geoff was welcomed to JSS Barristers as a summer student in 2008 and completed his articles with the firm in 2010. Geoff has been involved in a wide range of litigation matters, including those involving intellectual property, regulatory law, arbitrations, corporate and commercial disputes, entertainment law, commercial real estate, defamation, wrongful dismissal, landlord and tenant, oil and gas, breach of contract, and Power Purchase Agreements in Alberta's electricity industry.
Geoff also volunteers his time as a supervising lawyer for the Probono Canada Human Rights Project, a sessional instructor for the University of Calgary's Trial Advocacy Course, a facilitator and evaluator for the CPLED program, and a willing actor for the Law Day mock trials. Geoff is also the first male board member of WIFTA, where he hopes to contribute to the further development of women in film and television in Alberta.
In his spare time, Geoff enjoys playing Division 2 men's soccer for the Darts Soccer Club. He is also an avid runner, hiker, camper and snowboarder, and plays bass in the JSS Barristers band: the Advo-Cats.
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