Memberships and Positions
Geoff is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Association of Justice (including membership in the Brain Injury and Medical Malpractice subsections), the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (including membership in the Medical Malpractice and Disability Insurance subsections) and, the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association. He is a former Chairperson of the National Civil Litigation Section of the Canadian Bar Association. Geoff was the chairperson of the Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador during the final year of his second 4-year term as a Governor of the Foundation. He has previously served as a panel chair of the Mental Health Care and Treatment Board and a member of the discipline panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador.
He published the Newfoundland and Labrador Case Digest between 1993 and 2012. He has presented various papers. Most recently, he presented a paper for the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association and the Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Section, on the use of medical record evidence in personal injury, malpractice and disability claims.
Geoff received his law degree from Osgoode Hall, York University. Memorial University conferred a joint honours degree in Political Science and Economics on Geoff and awarded him the gold medal in Economics.
Geoff and his wife Elaine have three children: Stephen, Erin, and Meaghan; and a poodle, Bosun. Geoff is a member of the Father J.B. Knights of Columbus Council and the Terra Nova Assembly. Geoff is a member of the St. John's Lions Club and has served as Club president.