Mike Hamata

Mike Hamata

604.806.3856 |

Mike practices in all areas of employment and labour law, including human rights and employment-related litigation.

Mike tackles workplace issues with precision, passion and enthusiasm. He works alongside employers, delivering practical, relevant, and cost effective solutions, in both unionized and non-unionized environments.

He assists employers with discipline and policy grievances, claims arising from alleged wrongful dismissals, human rights violations, workers compensation issues, and employment standards complaints. 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.

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.

Away from work, Mike is an avid backcountry skier, mountaineer and volunteer with the Coquitlam Search and Rescue.


Legal Assistant

Farida Barber
Mike Hamata


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