Valérie Lord

Senior Associate

Being a class action and mass tort lawyer allows me to advocate and provide access to justice to a number of Canadians who otherwise may have no other recourse. To me, there is nothing more rewarding than helping clients get answers and accountability for wrongs committed.

As a Senior Associate at HSH, Valérie advocates for her clients on personal injury cases involving class action, mass tort, aviation, product liability and motor vehicle accidents. She provides clients with legal advocacy both in English and French and handles personal injury cases in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court. She currently sits as an Executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s Class Action Section. Valérie’s personal experience in the Air France Plane Crash has led to a lifelong passion in representing victims of airline disasters.  Valérie is also dedicated to advocating for women’s rights, as evidenced in her involvement in cases involving defective birth control devices and breast implants, as well as cases that concern breaches of privacy.

Valérie Lord's Team





Bridget Irish
Law Clerk/Legal Assistant
Sajjel Naveed
Legal Assistant

Professional Success

Settlements and Verdicts

Past results are not predictive of future results and each situation is unique and requires individual and independent legal advice.
$5.55 Million*
Fly Jamaica Flight OJ 256 Class Action settlement for passengers who suffered injuries from emergency landing

Thought Leadership

Personal, Industry and Community Activity


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2016

Doctor of Law (J.D.), University of Ottawa, 2015

Honours Bachelor of Arts, French Language and Literature, Lakehead University, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

The Advocates’ Society

Young Women in the Law

American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)

Medical Legal Society Toronto (MLST)

Association Juriste Expression Francais Ontario (AJEFO)

Honours and Awards

Prix de L’attache culturel de France à Toronto, 2012

Community Involvement

Member of the Executive of the Class Actions Section, Ontario Bar Association (OBA) – 2020

MLST – Young Practitioners Section – 2020

Lawyer Show – Cast 2018, 2019, 2020

Ottawa Law Review, Associate Editor – 2014, 2015

Association for Women at Risk Everywhere (AWARE), Vice-President – 2014, 2015

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.

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Award – Canadian Lawyer Magazine

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