About Wiley Reber Law
Wiley Reber Law is the premier choice in Minnesota for Employment Law, Labor Law, Civil Rights, and Commercial Representation. The lawyers of Wiley Reber Law have 30 years of experience representing clients in state courts, federal courts, and arbitration forums. They also specialize in providing workplace misconduct investigations for public and private employers.
Attorney Greg Wiley
Managing Shareholder Greg Wiley is a passionate advocate for firm clients. In nearly 25 years of experience working as an attorney in Minnesota, he has earned an outstanding reputation for the highest quality of legal representation representing government entities, local businesses, and individuals in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and all other parts of the State of Minnesota. Greg also serves as General Counsel to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, providing advice on civil rights, contracts, and data practices matters. Previously, Greg represented corporate management while at the international law firm Littler Mendelson.
Greg loves practicing law because it involves so many different skills and provides a unique opportunity to use them for his diverse client base every day. Each case requires a new problem-solving approach, drawing on his experience in research, preparing persuasive arguments, clear and concise writing, oral advocacy, and investigative technique. He always advises clients with a practical, cost-benefit approach to each potential course of action.
“The practice of law is also always changing and keeping up-to-date with those changes so we can better serve clients is an important service we provide,” Greg said. As part of the firm’s desire to keep clients up-to-date on the latest legal happenings in the labor and employment law, the firm provides frequent updates to clients, and a weekly blog to keep followers apprised of the latest legal developments and cases.
Greg was awarded the national Pacesetter Award for innovation in labor law, and the Award of Excellence in Civil Law by the Public Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association for demonstrating extraordinary leadership, initiative, and innovation in the performance of his duties in representing his clients. He is often recognized as a Rising Star by Minnesota Lawyer in the area of labor and employment law. He is admitted to practice law in state courts in Minnesota and Illinois and in numerous federal courts.
Outside of work, Greg’s interests are as diverse as his client base. He enjoys performing at and attending concerts, some marginal karaoke, following University of Minnesota sports with his boys (Go Gophers!), and biking on all of the beautiful trails in the Twin Cities and other parts of the State of Minnesota. Since 2017, he has volunteered his time pro bono to make law enforcement and citizen interactions safer as the Executive Director and board member of the Institute for Lawful, Safe and Effective Policing (www.ilsep.org), an organization that he founded.
Greg looks forward to working with you or your organization so that you stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing areas of employment, labor, and commercial law.
SHAREHOLDER Ben Reber
Ben Reber is a Shareholder at Wiley Reber Law. Ben attended the Hamline University School of Law, where Ben grew an affinity for labor and employment law, and helped found the Hamline Employment and Labor Law Student Association – a six-member organization that closed shop shortly after he graduated.
Ben has over 12 years of experience in public employee labor relations, as he began his career as a law clerk with Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc., Minnesota’s largest law enforcement labor union. After law school, Ben transitioned to the management side as a Labor Relations Specialist for the City of St. Paul. There, he worked with a 98% unionized workforce and was on the butt-end of frequent angry calls from union representatives regarding all manner of employment and labor issues.
In 2018, Ben left government life and started with Wiley Reber Law, where he specializes in advising both public and private employers on labor and employment issues, including contract negotiations and management, Fair Labor Standards, workplace accommodations, and employee misconduct investigations. Ben has established a reputation as an effective management advocate with the ability to get along with parties on both sides of the table. He also has the ability to take a line from a variety of the mid-90s to 2000s comedies and apply them to any situation.
Outside of work, Ben is heavily involved in youth extra-curricular activities in his hometown of Forest Lake, where he practices the art of herding cats while coaching youth basketball, as well as being active in his local Scout troop. Ben recently joined the board of the Minnesota Public Employer Labor Relations Association, where he works with management representatives across the state in furthering their knowledge in all public labor and employment issues.
Give Ben a call for any labor and employment questions you might have – he looks forward to working with you!