Shelley J. Henshaw

Partner
Langley, British Columbia
  • Phone: 604.533.2300 ext 111
  • Toll-Free: 1.800.880.1667
  • Fax: 604.533.2387
  • shenshaw[at]waterstonelaw.com
  • Paralegal
  • Rhonda Palik
  • 604.533.2300 ext 119
  • Email
  • Assistant
  • Kristyn Ward
  • 604.533.2300 ext 112
  • Email

Shelley is an experienced trial lawyer, and a partner in our Langley office.  Shelley’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of personal injury and family mediation and collaboration.

Originally trained as a nurse, with a degree from the University of Victoria, Shelley’s “real life” medical experience in hospital emergencies, intensive care units and obstetrical units gives her a true advantage in understanding her clients’ injuries and medical needs as well as in communicating with health care providers during rehabilitation.

Throughout her legal career, Shelley has represented clients with serious injuries caused by motor vehicle collisions or medical negligence.  These injuries include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain and myofascial conditions, complex regional pain syndrome, orthopedic injuries, thoracic outlet syndrome, soft tissue injury and post traumatic stress disorder.

In addition to personal injury matters, Shelley is also an experienced family lawyer.   Knowing the considerable financial and emotional costs associated with protracted litigation, Shelley now focuses her efforts exclusively on assisting families in reaching agreement through mediation or collaboration.  She firmly believes that with help and guidance most couples can arrive at creative and reasonable settlement agreements on most family issues.

Shelley sat on the board of Ishtar Transition Housing since 2005 and was acting Chair for a number of years until her resignation in 2010.  She has contributed many pro bono hours assisting women who cannot otherwise afford legal services.  Shelley is also an active member of the Board of Governors at the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C., providing the most current information and services for trial lawyers.

Shelley has been a resident of Langley for many years, since her passion for horses and all things equine lead her to leave Vancouver and raise her family in a more rural environment.  Any spare time she can find is spent perfecting 20 meter circles on her “opinionated” Swedish warmblood mare, Bravella.

What our clients have said about Shelley J. Henshaw

Originally recommended by my Grandmother, I took her advice to see Shelley and Rhonda In 2002 after I was involved in a life altering MVA accident. While the next 5 years of my life were flipped upside down; and each day I was dealing with unknown possibilities with my health. … read more »

We want to express our deep and sincere appreciation for all the hard work that was performed by Ms. Shelley Henshaw and the staff of Waterstone Law Group. From the moment we entered their office we were greeted in a highly proficient and gracious manner. Shelley took time to listen… read more »

We had a wonderful experience with Waterstone Law Group. Shelley Henshaw and the rest of our team and the office staff were accommodating and considerate during what was an extremely stressful time for us. They were a much needed buffer between us and ICBC, and the settlement that they won… read more »

You and your team fought for me when I couldn’t, and when I wanted to give up, you didn’t.  You made me feel like I mattered, I was important to you. I was never scared of the outcome, because of your calm that faced me every day of the trial.… read more »

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (1987)

Education

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (R.N. 1975)
  • University of Victoria (B.S.N. 1983)
  • University of British Columbia (LL.B. 1986)

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (Member)
  • Law Society of British Columbia (Member)
  • New Westminster Family Section Fraser Valley/Lower Mainland Collaborative Family Law Group (Founding Member)