Sherman Law LLP




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40 Years

of providing clients with a creative approach to legal advocacy, litigation strategy, conflict resolution, and out- of-court dispute resolution.


Sherman Law LLP is an award-winning family-owned law firm in Waterloo Region with particular focus and expertise in family law, divorce, family mediation, collaborative divorce and family law, collaborative divorce mediationestate planning, and estate administration.


We are renowned for providing a creative approach to legal advocacy, litigation strategy, conflict resolution, and out-of-court dispute resolution for clients seeking knowledgeable and highly skilled representation throughout Ontario.


Our dedication to our clients and focus on their values, goals, experience, and well-being has allowed us to become a trusted legal advisor frequently referred by our peers.


An integrative approach to dispute resolution.


Our firm is part of the comprehensive law movement, which views the practise of law as having the ability to be a positive force in the resolution of conflict, and as a healing profession. 


We are forward-thinking advocates and integrative legal practitioners who practise law differently from other lawyers in Waterloo Region: 


  • Our lawyers and mediators apply a wholistic view of practise to each area of law by drawing upon knowledge gained from many disciplines and partnering with colleagues in other disciplines for the benefit of our clients.

  • Our professional team works to ensure that our clients make educated decisions by focusing on the person and their family as a way of finding healthy and sustainable solutions. 

  • We are experienced litigators who advocate for our clients in the court. However, we always try to first resolve our clients disputes in consensual dispute resolution options, including counsel-assisted negotiation, mediation, and collaborative divorce. Most disputes can be resolved outside of court in a manner that is less contentious, quicker, and less costly than litigation.

  • ​​We never lose sight that families and relationships are often at stake. As integrative legal practitioners, we seek to enrich the practise of law by finding peaceful ways of resolving conflict and focus on values-based solutions. 



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Exceptional advocacy.


Our lawyers resolve legal disputes by applying an interest-based and insightful approach to conflict resolution that considers more than strict legal rights, duties, and obligations.


We also review the intra-personal and inter-personal factors relating to the legal dispute for each party including their interests and values.


We focus on the goals and relationships that matter most to you and to your family.


Our ability to help our clients to see the bigger picture allows us to provide exceptional advocacy for our clients.



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Client-focused solutions for all of life's unexpected complications.


When you hire a member of our legal team, you are retaining advocates, facilitators, and mediators with a large breadth of knowledge and a proven history of achieving innovative and client-focused solutions for all of life's unexpected complications.


For over 40 years, our family-owned law firm has held itself to a higher standard. We are committed to providing you with legal services that use the very best strategies, resources, and creative options available in our industry. Because to our team, “We are in this together, your family and ours” ®TM is not just a claim, it is our promise.






Over 40 years ago, we set out to build a firm culture of professional excellence where client service is paramount.


Our firm envisions a world where communities and organizations conduct business based on alignment with their values, their principles, their insight, and their vision for a better tomorrow. 


Our service commitment is to exceed our clients’ expectations by delivering the highest level of professional service while obtaining the best possible results and at a reasonable cost. We seek to help families to resolve conflict through purpose, clear intention, reflective communication, and creative problem solving. Our depth and range of firm experience allows us to deliver legal expertise that is comparable to larger regional and national firms, but with a level of understanding and empathy that is rare in today’s legal community. 


Our vision is to move families forward from conflict and disputes towards healing, to provide our clients with a measure of security and stability in the midst of uncertainty, and to always advance children's best interests. To achieve this vision, we devote our professional work to serving the public interest, and to create positive change in Waterloo Region through wholistic legal practise that will improve the lives of our clients and community through dedicated and responsive legal work and initiatives.







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We are proud to be the law firm of choice in Waterloo Region.


ThreeBestRated has rated our law firm as one of the top three for Kitchener estate planning lawyers and Kitchener divorce lawyers. Divorce Angels highly recommends our Kitchener law firm as a vetted professional for those going through the uncertainty of divorce and for estate matters. When you hire a member of our Kitchener legal team, you are retaining advocates with a large breadth of knowledge based on over 40 years of firm experience. We have a history of achieving creative, innovative, and client-focused solutions for our clients for all of life’s unexpected complications. Our history of professional service excellence has made our Waterloo Region law firm a preferred choice for those seeking lawyers with a reputation for integrity and a high level of skill.


We acknowledge that our law firm is situated on land that is the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Neutral People. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to our lands and the lack of access to justice that exists for many as a result of colonialism. We also recognize the contributions Indigenous peoples have made in shaping and strengthening our community including their belief in approaching the review of matters through a wholistic lens. As peacemakers, we strive to fulfill our advocacy role of giving voice and understanding to all members of our community. We reaffirm our collective commitment to apply the promise and the challenge of the Truth and Reconciliation Report in a meaningful way to our community, in our advocacy, and in our practice.






We give back to the community.


The famous poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou wrote,

"When you learn, teach. When you get, give."


Our lawyers and staff take these words to heart. We are actively involved in the community in sports and recreational clubs, volunteer opportunities, and charitable organizations. Some have taught business law courses at Wilfrid Laurier University. While others have received community recognition for their charitable contributions including the Young Adult Volunteer Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Waterloo Wellington Fundraising Executives, and the K-W Kinsmen Club Award for Community Service. We support child and youth advocacy and our lawyers serve on Boards of Directors including Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region.




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