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Michael J. Henry

Founding Partner

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Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation)Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – LExpert Ranked Lawyer

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.

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.

Practice Focus

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Mass Tort / Action Cases


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Professional Success

Representative Cases

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)

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

Thought Leadership


Distracted Driving – Don’t Let It Happen to YouHSH Blog, October, 2022

New Treatments for Spinal Cord Injuries – Who Pays?HSH Blog, May, 2022

How to Safeguard Your Pool from InjuriesHSH Blog, July 2019

Conservative Budget Changes: Restoring Catastrophic Injury Cap​, HSH Blog, June 2019

Sharing Programs: What You Should Know Before Renting, HSH Blog, June 2019

Lawsuits for Amusement Park Injuries, HSH Blog, June 2019

Tips for Getting Your Car Ready for the Summer, HSH Blog, May 2019

Cyclist-Motor Vehicle Accidents – A Liability Checklist for Litigators, HSH Blog, April 2019

Ice and Snow on your Car? Clean it Off!, HSH Blog, February 2019

Ice Safety Tips, HSH Blog, January 2019

Hosting a Holiday Celebration: Part 2, HSH Blog, December 2018

Tomec v Economical Mutual Insurance Company – Limitation Period to Dispute a Denied Benefit is Not Subject to Discoverability, HSH Blog, November 2018

What You Need To Know About Canada Legalizing Marijuana, HSH Blog, November 2018

Road Safety: Time To Put on Those Winter Tires, HSH Blog, November 2018

Long-Term Disability Series: Employer’s Release Deemed Improvident, HSH Blog, October 2018

Legalization of Recreational Marijuana (Cannabis) Use and Road Safety, HSH Blog, October 2018

Shopping for Car Insurance? Don’t Forget Your Optional Benefits, HSH Blog, September 2018

Self-Driving Vehicles: When Can I Buy Mine?, HSH Blog, September 2018

Power in Numbers for Nursing Home Cases, HSH Blog, July 2018

Car Accident Series: Black Ice and Collisions, HSH Blog, March 2018

Can Municipalities be Held Liable for Tobogganing Accidents?, HSH Blog, January 2018

Holiday Health Hazards: Some Considerations for Safe Celebrations, HSH Blog, December 2017

Spotlight on Sports Injury Claims: Hurt Playing a Sport – Can I Sue?, HSH Blog, December 2017

Personal Injury and Death at Government Attractions, HSH Blog, November 2017

Court of Appeal Clarifies 2015 Amendments to Insurance Act, Saving Insurers Big Money, HSH Blog, October 2017

Rebuilding The Human Body – The Bionic Spine, HSH Blog, August 2017

Major Changes to ODSP and Ontario Works That Benefit Recipients, HSH Blog, August 2017

Concussions: Emerging From a Dark Room After a Traumatic Brain Injury, HSH Blog, July 2017

Traumatic Brain Injuries: The Role of Service Dogs As Part of A Support Network, HSH Blog, June 2017

Car Accident Series: Tips for Cross-Border Road Trips, HSH Blog, May 2017

HSH Partners Recommended By Their Peers in Lexpert, HSH Blog, May 2017

Commercial Vehicles: Share the Road and Save Lives, HSH Blog, April 2017



The Road Not Taken: Off-Road Vehicle Safety, HSH Blog, March 2017

Critical Questions To Ask When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer in Ontario, HSH Blog, March 2017

Bus Accidents: Safety Recommendations and Personal Injury Claim Guidance, HSH Blog, February 2017

Overlooked Considerations to Keep in Mind When Joining a Gym, HSH Blog, February 2017

Winter Cycling: Safety Tips for Cycling in A Winter Wonderland, HSH Blog, January 2017

It’s Not Personal, It’s Business: Short-Term Rentals and Personal Injury, HSH Blog, January 2017

Slip and Fall Essentials: A Knowledge Investment, HSH Blog, January 2017

Concussions, Sleep and Good Health, HSH Blog, December 2016

Insurance Broker Negligence Claims: Are You Adequately Covered?, HSH E-News, November 2016

Pool Safety: 7 Tips For Winterizing Your Pool, HSH E-News, November 2016

Common Health Issues Faced By Front Line Medical Personnel, HSH E-News, October 2016

Hard-Hitting Facts: Sports Concussions, HSH Blog, October 2016

Real Estate Open Houses: Buyer Beware, HSH E-News, September 2016

Uber – Are You Covered Under Insurance If Injured?, HSH E-News, September 2016

Buying an E-Bike or Motorcycle-Like Car? Find Out If You Need Insurance, HSH E-News, September 2016

Recent Changes to the “Catastrophic Impairment” Definition and Their Impact on Severely Injured Accident Victims, HSH E-News, August 2016

Pool Safety: An Ounce of Prevention, HSH Blog, July 2016

Cottage Safety: Tips for Summer Sports and Activities, HSH E-News, June 2016

Tips for Fireworks Safety, HSH Blog, June 2016

Credit Card Car Rental Insurance – Am I Covered?, HSH Blog, May 2016

Travel Insurance: To Buy or Not To Buy?, HSH E-News, March 2016

Safety Tips For Winter Walking, HSH E-News, January 2016

Prevent Christmas Tree Fires with These Safety Tips, HSH E-News, December 2015

Be Prepared for Driving in Winter Conditions, November 2015

Safety Tips to Ensure a Safe and Fun Halloween Night for All, HSH-E-News, October 2015

7 Safe Driving Tips to Remember as Children Go Back to School, September 2015

Be a Diligent Host at your Holiday Celebration, HSH E-News, December 2014

HSH E-News, Editor since 2010

Ottawa Law Review, Past Editor

Personal, Industry and Community Activity


Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988

LLB, Magna Cum Laude, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 1986

BA (Honours), McMaster University, 1983

Honours and Awards

Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2013

Listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Best Lawyers in Canada,  Personal Injury Law Category

Law Society of Upper Canada, Practice Management Mentor

Various Charitable endeavors

Professional Associations and Memberships

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar 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

Elimu Development Projects, Canadian Ambassador

Michael J. Henry’s Team

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

Vanessa Ucci
Assistant to Michael J. Henry

Leslie Hartwick
Law Clerk

Cynthia Chow
Assistant to Leslie Hartwick

Among the best in Canada

Since 2011, our peers have consistently voted for us as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms in Canadian Lawyer  magazine’s annual rankings of the top personal injury boutiques in Canada. With decades of experience helping accident victims and their families, our firm understands the laws that affect your right to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.

Among the best in Canada

Since 2011 Canadian Lawyer Magazine rated us one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada. Why? With close to 20 years helping accident victims and their families, our firm understands the laws that affect your rights to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.

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