After completing my BA, I graduated with joint bachelor of civil and common law degrees from McGill University in 1985. I was called to the Ontario Bar in 1986. From 1987 until 1998 I was a staff lawyer at the Industrial Victims Accident Victims Group of Ontario (IAVGO), a community legal clinic specializing in Workers’ Compensation law. While at IAVGO I wrote the IAVGO Reporting Service Newsletter and was the Editor of the IAVGO Reporting Service. I was also Editor of the practice manual Workers’ Compensation – A Manual for Worker Advocates and wrote many chapters.
From 1998 until 2021 I practiced as a sole practitioner. Most of my practice is dedicated to Workers’ Compensation cases. I also represent in Canada Pension Plan disability matters.
I represent workers at all levels of the Workers’ Compensation system; Claims, Appeals Services Division and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. In addition, I represent at Canada Pension Plan disability appeals including Reconsiderations and appeals at the General Division and Appeals Division of the Social Security Tribunal.
Michael S. Green
I have a BA from the University of Toronto (1979), and a LLB from Osgoode Law School (1982). I was called to the Bar in 1984. I was a sole practitioner from 1987-March, 2021, practising in association with Gary Newhouse. Most of my practice consists of representing injured workers in workers’ compensation cases. I also represent workers with Canada Pension Plan disability pension appeals.
I regularly represent injured workers in their claims with Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, including attending on appeals before the Appeals Resolution Officer and Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. I also provide advice to personal injury lawyers about the effects of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act on lawsuits. I represented the Union of Injured Workers in the Appeals Tribunal’s Pension Leading Case (Decision 915).
In addition, I represent workers in Canada Pension Plan appeals before both the General Division and Appeals Division of the Social Security Tribunal.
I was a member of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario (IAVGO) and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Specialty Committee, Workplace Safety and Insurance Law, for several years. I have written many articles for the IAVGO Reporting Service. Gary Newhouse and I reviewed IAVGO’s manual, Workers’ Compensation- A Manual for Worker Advocates. I regularly speak on workers’ compensation law for representatives and injured workers and from time to time on lawsuits for personal injury lawyers.