Michael Wagner

Michael Wagner

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Mike is a founding partner at Roper Greyell, where he provides strategic advice in the areas of employment, labour and human rights law for a wide range of public and private sector businesses.

Mike’s practice style enables him to address issues before they become formal disputes, and to resolve challenges in a favourable, private, and cost-effective manner. He integrates himself into his clients’ businesses to learn how they work and to ensure they are fully supported. Finding creative and practical solutions to complex legal problems keeps him motivated on behalf of his clients.

Mike represents employers in all aspects of employment and labour law and frequently appears at the Human Rights Tribunal, at arbitration hearings, at the Labour Relations Board and in court. He specializes in arbitration, human rights law, strategic advice and finding strategies to improve employee attendance and often conducts seminars and workshops on these topics for organizations, HR professionals and other lawyers.

Before becoming a lawyer, Mike was a fishing guide, a mill worker, biologist, psychologist, human resources officer, and an opera singer, among other eclectic roles. These days, most of his personal time is occupied by his children and their various activities.


Legal Assistant

Brenda Bodnar
Michael Wagner


B.Sc., Biology and Psychology, Simon Fraser University
B.A., Music, University of British Columbia
LL.B., University of British Columbia

Year of call

British Columbia, 1997


Membership / Affiliations

BC Human Resources Management Association
British Columbia Industrial Relations Association
Canadian Association of University Solicitors
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)

Listings / Rankings

Who’s Who Legal, 2016,2017 – Labour, Employment and Benefits
Lexpert-Ranked Lawyer, 2017