Geoff Franklin

(902) 460-3417 (902)
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Carly Vande Weghe
"As a litigation lawyer, my job is to resolve disputes for my clients. Often, people are intimidated by the cost and complexity of the legal system. The question I get asked the most is ‘Do I need a lawyer?’ If you’re wondering about this, let’s talk. We can confidentially discuss your situation and I will help you understand your legal position."

About Geoff

Geoff has a broad litigation practice including commercial, criminal and regulatory litigation. He appears regularly before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of Nova Scotia, and has appeared before the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench, the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island (Trial Division), and the Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Courts of Appeal.

Geoff is the Associate Chair at BOYNECLARKE LLP, teaches Civil Procedure at the Schulich School of Law, serves on the Board of Directors of Shelter Nova Scotia and is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects Complaints Investigation Committee.

Areas of Practice

Geoff's Background

  • 2012: J.D. Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2009: Bachelor of Arts (Double Major Philosophy and Business), University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2013 - Present: Associate Lawyer, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2012 - 2013: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2011: Summer Student, BOYNECLARKE LLP - Seconded to Symphony Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
Community Activities
  • Board Member - Shelter Nova Scotia
  • Committee Member - Architects Association of Nova Scotia Complaints Committee
  • Pro Bono Students Canada
  • Atlantic Region Motorsport/ Atlantic Sports Car Club Member
  • Former Editor-in-Chief, Weldon Times: Dalhousie Law School
  • Former Head Coach, Prince Andrew High School Boys Volleyball
Awards & Honours
  • M. Grace Wambolt Law Scholarship
  • Robert T. Donald Memorial Award
  • Sexual Assault: Dispelling the Myths, Published by NSBS, April 2010 (co-author)