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. Over the years, Geoff has obtained a wide range of experience, and has developed a practice with an emphasis on breach of contract claims, corporate and commercial disputes, construction disputes, builders' liens, commercial real estate disputes, insurance claim disputes, wrongful dismissal, landlord and tenant, Power Purchase Agreements in Alberta's electricity industry, and intellectual property litigation. Geoff is at ease in the court room and truly enjoys advocating for his clients' best interests, with an underlying goal to provide cost-effective and efficient resolution to every matter that he is involved in.
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.
Geoff enjoys spending as much time as he can with his young family. He also enjoys playing soccer for the Chinooks Soccer Club, and plays bass in the JSS Barristers band: the Advo-Cats.
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