Stephen Garrod

Stephen Garrod
Stephen Garrod


Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 519-837-0500
Fax: 519-763-2204

“I provide legal services to clients in the areas of environmental, municipal and planning law. For almost 35 years, I have served a wide range of clients, including international government contracts, federal and provincial government agencies and tribunals, regional and local municipal governments, private development companies, first nations, individual landowners and public interest groups. I help my clients to understand their rights and obligations; work with them to develop creative, practical and cost-effective solutions; and negotiate and advocate for them before tribunals and the courts.”

Professional Qualifications

Stephen obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1978. That same year, he also received his Masters degree in Environmental Studies, becoming the first student to successfully complete the joint LLB/MES program at York University. He successfully completed the Bar Admission Course and was admitted to the Ontario Bar by the Law Society of Upper Canada in April, 1980. Prior to studying law, Stephen studied chemistry, math and geography at McMaster University, graduating summa cum laude with an Honours degree in urban-economic geography in 1974. From 1979 to 2009, Stephen taught environmental, municipal and planning law to planning and environmental studies students at the University of Waterloo on a part time basis, as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. Since 1980, he has practised exclusively in these areas of law, full time, serving a broadly based clientele. Stephen is a partner in the law firm, GARROD PICKFIELD LLP, based in Guelph, Ontario. He is the author of several publications and often speaks at conferences and professional development seminars. Stephen also practices and teaches mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques in the context of environmental, municipal and land use planning issues.

We use our decades of experience in these fields for the benefit of clients throughout Southwestern Ontario, and we are prepared to travel to meet with them. We offer a free 30-minute telephone consultation.
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