Mike Hamata
Mike Hamata

Mike Hamata

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Mike practises in all areas of employment and labour law, including workplace safety, human rights and employment litigation.

Working primarily as a litigation lawyer, Mike assists employers with discipline and policy grievances, claims arising from alleged wrongful dismissals, human rights violations, workers compensation issues, employment standards complaints, and collective bargaining. Mike regularly appears at all levels of court in British Columbia and before administrative tribunals, including the Labour Relations Board and federal and provincial human rights tribunals.

Delivering practical, relevant and cost-effective solutions, Mike works alongside employers as a versatile litigator

Mike tackles workplace issues with precision, passion and enthusiasm. His diverse experience in litigation has made him an expert in cross examinations, oral arguments and witness preparation. When avoiding litigation is the aim, Mike’s strong understanding of the process allows him to make the best recommendations for businesses that he works with.

Before joining Roper Greyell, Mike was a judicial law clerk to the Supreme Court of British Columbia and practiced as an employment and labour associate at an international law firm in Vancouver. During university, Mike worked in the construction industry. Today, he utilizes his diverse experiences to connect with clients and deeply understand their needs and issues.

Mike enjoys volunteering, including pro bono refugee work and as a Board Member of AIDS Vancouver. Away from work, Mike is an avid backcountry skier and mountaineer. He sees backcountry skiing as a meditative experience; a solitary opportunity to explore the province from a new perspective. Mike also plays guitar in a band, although he’d prefer to be the singer.


J.D., University of Toronto, 2011
B.Comm. (Honours), Queen’s University, 2007

Year of call

British Columbia, 2012


Membership / Affiliations

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, CBABC Sections (Labour, Employment, and Litigation)
Member, Coquitlam Search and Rescue
Club Executive, British Columbia Mountaineering Club
Vancouver Executive Committee, Special Olympics BC, 2011-2012
Shift Leader, Downtown Legal Services, 2009-2011
Research Student, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, 2009-2010