Geoff earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia in ’86 in history and foreign affairs and his J.D. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law in ’89. Geoff attended the University of Hawaii on a football scholarship before transferring to the University of Virginia, where he played for George Welsh and was a member of the ’84 Peach Bowl championship team – the first UVA team to make a bowl appearance.
Now as a lawyer, Geoff has obtained more than $100 million in settlements and awards for his clients in both civil and administrative law cases before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.
He has successfully tried cases resulting in over 200 written opinions, including 46 Court of Appeals or Workers’ Compensation Commission opinions. Several of these cases helped shape case law for injured victims on a variety of issues—including workplace suicides, permanent impairment for third-degree burns, and patient consent for medical procedures. He's lectured on various areas of law and has been published in Trial magazine and other publications.
Geoff has represented teamsters unions throughout Virginia in labor disputes and workers’ compensation matters, and has served as legal counsel for the Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council.
Geoff is active in the community with organizations that share his vision of making the world a better place. He is an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of Richmond, a member of the Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group and a board member of Resource Opportunities, Inc., a nonprofit arm of the Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority. He is also the past president of the Virginia Youth Development Council.
Geoff’s participation in football has never ceased. He coaches the offensive and defensive linemen of a local high school team, and is camp director for Derby Camp Richmond, a camp for offensive linemen.