Geoffrey Schotter was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in 2005. Prior to law school, He attended a joint JD/MA program in law and legal history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, graduating in 2011. While at Case Western, He was an editor of the Case Western Reserve Law Review and also helped found the Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology and the Internet (JOLTI).
After graduating from Case Western, Geoffrey returned home to New York City and began a fellowship at the national office of the ACLU researching the growing crisis of America's aging prisoner population, and worked briefly in the Manhattan office of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C. in their labor and employment practice.
In late 2012, at age 30, Geoffrey opened his solo workers’ compensation law practice, which grew steadily over the next 8 years. In 2020, he formed Schotter Millican with three other attorneys with whom he had been working.