Max Wolpert has been a lawyer for thirty-two years. He is a member of the Law Societies of British Columbia, Ontario, England and Wales. Max graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where he received his Bachelor of Laws. In 2007, he graduated from the University of Oxford with a master’s degree in International Human Rights Law.
Max has extensive experience in Canadian immigration and refugee law. He has successfully represented over a thousand clients in this field in a decade of private practice. He also was a full time member of Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board for eight years. In addition, he served as counsel in the Citizenship and Immigration division of the federal Department of Justice for nine years. In that role, he travelled the globe investigating immigrants and refugees suspected of war crimes and other human rights atrocities.
Max also practiced public interest law in Ottawa for three years.
From 2006 to 2009, Max worked in Victoria representing injured and disabled Canadian military veterans in litigation regarding their disability benefits.
Max has appeared successfully before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, as well as administrative tribunals and Provincial Courts. Max speaks French and Spanish.
Areas of Practice
- Immigration and Refugee Law