Jeffrey D. Ayotte


Contact information:

Tel: (705) 748-2325 Ext. 225

Fax: (705) 748-0103


Jeff is known as one of the areas most accomplished civil and criminal litigators. He has represented clients successfully at all levels of court in Canada, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Jeff is an accomplished triathlete who has a competed in a number of triathlons, including Escape from Alcatraz where he finished in the top 10% overall. Jeff has also qualified for the US National Sprint Triathlon Championships.

Invested in his community, Jeff has been involved in a number of charitable and non-profit organizations including the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation, the Arborough Games and the United Way Cabinet.

Jeff was born and raised in Peterborough. He returned home to practice law in Peterborough after articling at a highly respected Bay Street law firm. Jeff and his wife, Arlynn Dupuis, have two children.

Called to the bar (1996)


  • Bachelor of Laws, LL.B., Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/History, Carleton University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons),History,Trent University *Dean’s list

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013-2016 – Peterborough’s best lawyer by Peterborough This Week
  • CIAU Academic all Canadian

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Employment Law and Wrongful Dismissal
  • Real Estate

Community Involvement

  • Founding Director of the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation
  • Former Director of the St. Joseph’s Hospital foundation
  • Past Director of the Peterborough Sales and Ad club
  • Former member of the United way campaign cabinet
  • Director of the Arborough Games (a children’s sports and cultural exchange between Peterborough and Ann Arbor Michigan)
  • Past Director of the Trent Swim Club