E. Wayne Benedict is an Alberta barrister and solicitor with the E. Wayne Benedict Professional Law Corporation, providing legal services to various clients, including those of the Calgary firm McGown Cook. Previously, Wayne was an editor of the Saskatchewan Law Review and the Alberta Law Review, and law clerk to The Honourable Justices Kenneth Mackenzie and Allan Thackray of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. He was also a sessional instructor of labour law with the University of Calgary Faculty of Law.
Wayne holds certifications in locomotive operations, building construction, and industrial relations and 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. He acts for individual employees, labour unions/professional associations, and non-union employers in negotiations, as well as judicial and administrative dispute resolution forums.
Wayne has appeared at all levels of Alberta and federal superior and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He practices predominantly in labour law and employment law, and peripheral areas of civil litigation, including constitutional law, human rights law, privacy law, administrative law, and appellate law.
Wayne holds an LL.M., J.D. (Distinction), and B.HRLR (Great Distinction).