Geoff is an experienced family lawyer in Oakville, ON who has dedicated his practice to helping clients navigate separation, custody, and matrimonial disputes. Being a child of divorce himself, Geoff is well aware of the emotional impact family law matters have on participants and their children.
With over a decade of expertise, Geoff is a highly skilled negotiator and can achieve desired outcomes in a timely and efficient manner. Geoff is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Ontario, which requires significant mastery of substantive law, practices, and procedures.
Whenever possible, Geoff prefers to help his clients avoid costly litigation and works to resolve difficult disputes fairly, outside of court. He is an accredited Family Law Mediator, Child Protection Mediator, and Arbitrator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. Formal mediation is one way for both parties to discuss and come to terms in a neutral setting outside of court. The last and most costly line of defence in disputes is to go to court. Geoff has argued at every level of Court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal.
Geoff is proud to serve as a panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, giving voice to children in need of legal representation. He also serves as a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Superior Court of Justice, where litigants appear before him at the outset of case proceedings to resolve the matter or narrow the issues before a hearing with a judge.
Geoff was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2009, after obtaining his LL.B. at the University of Western Ontario. In 2018 Geoff completed his LL.M. (Master of Laws), specializing in Family Law, at Osgoode Hall.
Giving back to the community he lives and works in, Geoff is a member of the Executive Board for Nelson Youth Centre. He is also a former Board Member and Executive Board Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton. Geoff is a regular contributor and continuing education speaker at various legal conferences.
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