Shelley J. Henshaw
Shelley Henshaw 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 BC, 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.