E. Wayne Benedict, LL.M (Graduand), JD (Distinction), B.HRLR (Great Distinction), is an Alberta Barrister and Solicitor with the Calgary firm McGown Johnson. Mr. Benedict was an editor of the Saskatchewan Law Review (2004-05) and the Alberta Law Review (2005-06), and he was Law Clerk to The Honourable Mr. Justice Kenneth Mackenzie and The Honourable Mr. Justice Allan Thackray of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (2006-07). Mr. Benedict is a Sessional Instructor of Labour Law with the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. Mr. Benedict holds certifications in locomotive operations, building construction, and industrial relations & human resources, and he is former president of the Canadian Union of Transportation Employees, Local 1 and its successor the Canadian Auto Workers, Local 110. Mr. Benedict acts for individual employees and labour unions/professional associations in various negotiations, judicial and administrative dispute resolution forums.
The Law Society of Alberta does not certify member lawyers as "specialists" in particular areas of law. E. Wayne Benedict practices predominantly in union-side labour law and employee-side employment law, and peripheral areas of law including: constitutional law (Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Division of Powers), human rights law, privacy law, and administrative law.
Law Society of Alberta, Canada
Areas of Practice
- Administrative Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Appellate Practice
- Civil Rights
- Constitutional Law
- Labor & Employment Law
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