Prior to attending law school at the University of British Columbia (UBC), one of Canada’s top law schools, Jeff attended McGill University, one of North America’s top undergraduate institutions, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After scoring in the 97th percentile on the LSAT (Law School Admission Test), Jeff worked as an LSAT instructor for one of North America’s leading test-prep companies. Jeff still employs the logical and analytical reasoning skills he utilized preparing for and teaching others to prepare for the LSAT in his practice.
While at UBC, Jeff was selected for the Peter Burns criminal trial moot, the qualifier for the nation-wide Sopinka Cup competition. Jeff was also selected for UBC’s Advanced Criminal Clinic, during which he represented individuals charged with various criminal offences in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and conducted, among other things, his first criminal trial.
Jeff has been called to the bar in British Columbia (2008) and Ontario (2009). Prior to starting his own practice, Jeff honed his legal research and writing skills articling in the litigation group at Stikeman Elliott LLP, one of Canada’s largest and most prominent corporate law firms.
Jeff has represented clients charged with a wide variety of offences including Domestic Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Assault causing Bodily Harm, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference, Luring a child over the internet, Robbery, Point Firearm, Gun Trafficking, Break and Enter, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (various narcotics), Fraud over $5,000 and Impaired Driving/Over 80.
Jeff is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. In May 2010, Jeff Co-Chaired the Ontario Bar Association’s “Your Client from Start to Finish” Program.