Michael Keyes

Michael Keyes


Executive Summary

I practice in the areas of Administrative Law, Estate Law (Will preparation and Probate applications) and Employment Law.  I have sat as counsel to and have appeared before Municipal Subdivision & Development Appeal Boards.  I am external general counsel to a number of organizations and advise their leadership on policy development and enforcement as well as general legal matters.   On estate matters, I advise clients on issues arising before and after Probate with an emphasis on reducing the risk of litigation.  I continue to advise and represent employers on Human Rights Complaints, Employment Standards Complaints and issues arising as a result of lay-offs or termination.

Areas of Practice
Municipal Law (Subdivision &Development Appeal Board and Local Assessment Review Board)
Estate law (litigation risk management: Will preparation & Probate)
Employment law (advise and represent employers on lay-off/termination, human rights and employment standards complaints)


Professional Involvement

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Central Alberta Bar Society

Community Involvement

  • 1990 – 1997 – Board Member – Red Deer Youth and Volunteer Centre (Youth HQ)
  • 1994 – 2000 – Bowden Institution Citizens Advisory Committee Member
  • 1998 – 2001 – Board Member – Kerry Wood Nature Centre
  • 2004 – 2016 – Board Member – Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools
  • 2017 – Red Deer Public Schools “Friends of Education” award recipient

Phone: 403-346-2486
Fax: 403-343-6069
Email: mkeyes@warrensinclair.com

Areas of Practice


  • University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Political Science), 1989
  • Saskatchewan Technical Institute with a diploma in Applied Sciences (Architectural Engineering Technology), 1984
  • Various Legal Education Society of Alberta courses (Including Mediation of Civil Disputes I & II)