As a founding partner of HSH, my vision and our mandate was simple – to be a firm that would help accident victims during their time of crisis, to be an advocate for the little guy against the big insurance company and to effect positive change in the lives of our clients. Since beginning in 2000, HSH has grown into one of Ontario’s most respected and successful personal injury law firms, helping accident victims and those being treated unfairly by insurance companies. Our vision has never been clearer.

Michael J. Henry

Michael J. Henry

Founding Partner



Best Lawyers – Michael J. HenryCertified SpecialistLExpert Ranked

Michael practises personal injury law, with an emphasis on motor vehicle accidents, insurance and disability claims and other facets of personal injury litigation, such as recreation/sports injury claims, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents and wrongful dismissal matters. A founding partner of the firm, Michael is committed to helping victims and their loved ones through difficult times and to achieve a fair result to compensate them for their losses. Michael has been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs and a contributor to various legal publications. Michael is an active member of a number of legal professional associations and has held leadership roles in several brain injury associations. Michael has a large referral network for cases from the medical community and lawyers who trust his abilities and judgment to handle their patients’ and clients’ matters through the legal process in a compassionate way and to a timely resolution. If the case cannot be settled, Michael has a proven track record of success at Trial and Arbitration. Michael’s commitment to his clients and support of all victims of personal injury is extended to his charitable activities. He is the founder of the “Personal Injury Bar Charity Hockey Challenge,” an annual tournament that has raised more than $500,000 for the Canadian Spinal Research Organization’s (CSRO) “Shoot for a Cure” campaign for the prevention and cure of spinal cord injuries.

Representative Cases

(Trials (T)/Arbitrations (A)/Motions (M)

  • Abou-Marie v Baskey (T)
  • Abou-Marie v. City of Mississauga (M)
  • Brown v. Camionnage (T)
  • Carreiro v. Superintendent of Insurance for Ontario (T)
  • Cervo v. State Farm Insurance (M)
  • Chambers v. Muslim (M)
  • Gulevski v. Pilot Insurance (A)
  • Langiewicz v. Rutherford (T)
  • Lawrence v. Transamerica Insurance (T)
  • Leszczynski v. Clark (T)
  • Michalak v. City of Oakville (T)
  • Molenaar v. Offless (T)
  • Moschonissios v. Western Assurance (A)
  • Nikore v. Proper (M)
  • Rocca v. Axa Insurance (A)
  • Robertson v. State Farm Insurance (T)
  • Saygili v. Progressive Insurance (M)
  • Sheriff v. Soccer City (T)
  • Weatherbee v. Province of Ontario (T)

Client Testimonials

G.K.: “I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank you for providing us with all your expertise in handling our lawsuit, with your straightforward tact and sympathetic understanding you were able to ease my concerns…”

Devin H.: “Mr. Henry and his staff helped me and my family through a very devastating time. I lost two children and my wife and oldest daughter were very badly injured in the car accident…”

Helen K.: “…you have my deepest gratitude for treating my mom as a person, not just another client…”

R.M.: “ Michael always kept me in the loop as to what was happening with my case and while the insurance company was delaying, he kept pushing…”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates’ Society


Community Involvement

  • Canadian Spinal Cord Research Organization, Board Member
  • Toronto Lawyers Association, Past Trustee
  • Peel Halton Brain Injury Association, Past Trustee
  • Brain Injury Association of Toronto, Past Trustee
  • “Personal Injury Bar Charity Hockey Challenge,” Canadian Spinal Research Organization’s (CSRO), Founder and Organizer

Honours and Awards

  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Practice Management Mentor
  • Various Charitable endeavors


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988
  • LLB, Magna Cum Laude, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 1986
  • BA (Honours), McMaster University, 1983

Michael J. Henry’s Team

Vanessa Ucci
Assistant to Michael J. Henry
Leslie Hartwick
Law Clerk
Cynthia Chow
Assistant to Leslie Hartwick