Geoff Aylward

LEGAL BACKGROUND

Geoff is a member of the Law Society - NL; the Canadian Bar Association, "CBA," (Civil Litigation and Insurance sections); American Association of Justice (Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice sections); the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (Medical Malpractice and Disability Insurance sections); The Advocate's Society; the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto [pending].  Geoff is a former Chairperson of the CBA National Civil Litigation and an incoming member of the executive of the CBA National Insurance Law Section. Geoff recently served as chairperson of the Law Foundation-NL.  He has served as a panel chair of the Mental Health Care and Treatment Board and as a member of the discipline panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants-NL.

Geoff has appeared before all levels of Court in Newfoundland and Labrador and before both levels of the Federal Court. He has made numerous representations on behalf of clients on Canada Pension Plan Disability Applications and Worker's Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (Review Division).  Geoff represented Newfoundland and Labrador class action plaintiffs in national class actions against Merck (VIOXX) and General Motors (transmission defect).  Geoff was a member of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC), Civil Law Section which prepared a report for the ULCC on National Class Actions.

Geoff 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 CBA, New Brunswick Section, on the use of medical record evidence in personal injury, malpractice and disability claims.

EDUCATION

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.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

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 30-year chevron member of Lions International and has served as president of the St. John's Metro, Mount Pearl, and St. John's Lions Clubs.  He is a former member of the provincial advisory council of the CNIB.  Geoff [Fintan Geoffrey Aylward] is the second in a lineage of lawyers: preceded by his father, Justice Fintan Joseph Aylward, and followed by his son, Stephen Geoffrey Aylward.

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  • Delaura Elliott, BN

    I knew my injury case was going to be difficult, so having proper representation was crucial. I knew I needed a highly experienced attorney. After doing some research, I decided to reach out to Geoff!!! I cannot express how grateful I am for everything Geoff has done for me. From the beginning to...
  • Dr. Wm Pryse-Phillips (author of "Essential Neurology" and "Companion Guide to Clinical Neurology")

    Empathetic, efficient, and effective. A superb representative.
  • JP

    I will be forever grateful for Mr. Aylward's help. From our first meeting, I left with an action plan in what had become a hopeless conclusion to my career. His guidance to me and sustained campaign against the insurance company ensured that my continued learning and hard work did not result in f...
  • Maria Damiano

    We had the pleasure of working with Geoff on a complex medical malpractice action.  We were impressed with how hard-working and dedicated Geoff was to the case.  Geoff displayed great care and compassion for his clients and their needs. Geoff was always available to meet the clients and answer an...
  • George A. McAllister, QC

    Geoff is a lawyer's lawyer - smart, tough, and committed to his client.
  • Robert Lundrigan, former chairperson, WHSCC Review Division

    In my view, Mr. Aylward appeared before the Review Division as a well-prepared advocate.  He was fully aware of the WorkPlaceNl legislation along with the associated regulations and policy. Furthermore, his focus was clearly and correctly on advocating for his client in direct relation to how and...
  • Judit Lovas, PhD, Former Governor, Newfoundland and Labrador Law Foundation

    Geoff and I were working together for years as Governors of the Board of the Law Foundation NL. Geoff's reliability and meticulous attention to detail always amazed me. No detail, in any case, will go unnoticed by him. I learned a lot from him about how to execute the most complex tasks with ince...
  • Jane Simmons, President, Integrated Occupational Health Services (IOHS)

    I have had the opportunity to provide services to mutual clients of Geoff Aylward over my 30 plus year career as an occupational therapist in private practice in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Geoff is very professional, thorough, and dedicated to achieving the best outcome for his clients. He is ve...
  • Alexander Osborne

    I cannot begin to express my gratitude for everything that Geoff has done for me since my accident happened. From start to finish, he was there every step of the way. My mind has now been put at ease knowing that my case has been settled, allowing me to focus on the future.
  • James Reid, CPA

    "There is no substitute for experience."  It is my pleasure to recommend Geoff as a highly competent personal injury lawyer. He has a comprehensive understanding of the insurance claim process and how to successfully present and negotiate a complex claim for damages. Geoff's calm demeanor, reason...
  • Tom Badcock

    Motor vehicle accident.  Geoff was great.  Highly recommend his services.
  • Gary Guy

    Hey people I highly recommended Geoff he went to bat for me solving my issues with car insurance and how to proceed with therapy. Very good guy have on your side
  • Hannah Delaney

    Great service!
  • David Janes

    Geoff represented me in a couple of legal cases. In these cases Geoff was very meticulous and certainly knew his stuff. He was always glad to explain the details until I fully understood. I certainly recommend Geoff for any legal matter you might have.
  • Phyllis Winsor

    One of the best, goes above and beyond to help. Listens to your concerns . . . and for sure can make you laugh. Down to earth and straight-forward . . . knows his job.
  • Owen Savoury

    Geoff did his absolute best to help me get the justice I deserved and would recommend his services
  • Basil Ryan, MBA, COO, Atlantic Association of CBDCs

    Having worked with Geoff for over a decade, his assistance has been invaluable in helping us navigate the complex legal and contractual environment in which we operate as an inter-provincial not-for-profit that provides financing to the public while working with all levels of government.  Geoff h...
  • Matt Smith

    Comprehensive and thorough
  • Larry Hannam

    My experience with Geoff Aylward as my lawyer for the past 15 years has been very reassuring. He was and is, quite capable of having my best interests in mind.My specific case took 13 years to get through the courts and Geoff worked tirelessly which resulted in a positive outcome.  I highly recom...

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101-400 Elizabeth Avenue,
St. John's, NL A1B 1V2

Located in St. John's. Serving clients who reside across Newfoundland and in Labrador.

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