of providing clients with a creative approach to legal advocacy, litigation strategy, and conflict resolution.
COVID-19 FIRM HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE
The health and safety of our staff, lawyers, and clients remains our number one priority during COVID-19. We continue to see clients/visitors by appointment only and our office building remains locked. All visitors are required to be screened prior to entry and to wear a face covering to enter the building in accordance with Region of Waterloo by-law. We have a policy of mandatory vaccinations for all staff and lawyers at our firm. We know that COVID-19 vaccinations are critical to reducing the likelihood of serious illness and help keep our entire community safe. We are here to help you and your family with all of your legal needs from the comfort and convenience of your home. We currently offer all legal services by Zoom video conference, teleconference, and in-person attendance if circumstances require with safety protocols in place.
Sherman Law LLP is an award-winning Kitchener family law firm with particular focus and expertise in family law, divorce, mediation, collaborative family law, estate planning, and estate administration. We are renowned for providing a creative approach to legal strategy and conflict resolution for clients seeking knowledgeable and highly skilled representation in Waterloo Region and throughout the province of Ontario.
Our dedication to our clients and focus on their experience and well-being has allowed us to become a trusted legal advisor for clients as 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 apply a wholistic view of practise to each area of law 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 resolve legal disputes by applying an interest-based approach to conflict resolution that considers more than strict legal rights, duties, and obligations. We also examine the intra-personal and inter-personal factors relating to the legal dispute for each party including their interests, goals, and values.
We strive to work collaboratively, restoratively, and cooperatively to provide creative legal solutions for our clients. Often, that means out of court settlement in a non-adversarial manner. We are experienced litigators when truly necessary; however, our experience supports our belief that most disputes can be resolved outside of court in a manner that is less contentious, quicker, and less costly than litigation.
The hummingbird that appears in our branding is symbolic with healing, endurance, wisdom, patience, and perseverance. A hummingbird's diverse movements in flight reminds us to always be adaptable to change. We seek to bring these values, qualities and skills to our daily work with clients, couples, and their families.
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.
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. 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. We believe that family matters and a work/life balance is essential for the health and success of our lawyers and staff.
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.
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.