Sharene D. Orstad Partner

About Sharene

Sharene obtained her BA in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and a law degree from the University of Western Ontario. She articled with Feller Drysdale and was called to the bar in 1997, after which she became an associate, and later a partner, with the new firm Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP.

Sharene's practice focuses on personal injury and other civil litigation, and she has appeared at all levels of the BC courts. For nearly two decades Sharene has been a member of the DBM team, working to protect the rights of personal injury victims and helping people resolve all their legal issues.

Sharene is a long-time resident of Langley and meets many of her clients at DBM's Langley office located at the corner of 200th Street and 72nd Avenue.

Weekend and evening appointments available.

Practice Areas

ICBC Claims and Personal Injury Law

General Litigation

Estate Litigation

Contact Sharene


I am grateful to Sharene Orstad and her Assistant Amy and Shawna for dealing with ICBC on my behalf . i am also grateful to Richard Rainey and his assistant Dawn to help me write my will. Grate customer service. I would definitely recommend them to other people.

Ghader Abdollahzadeh

My experience with DBM was as smooth and stress free as a law suit can be. Over the course of the last 5 years, the whole DBM team have been entirely diligent and efficient with all aspects of the case. Additionally, they really impressed me in terms of keeping me up to date with the progress of the case and accommodating my limited schedule (as I no longer live in BC)! Marc and Sharene were able to settle my matters without having the headache of going to trial, which I appreciated (although I know they would have been great had we needed to go to trial). Both lawyers were present for the mediation (which I really appreciated) and operated in perfect symbiosis with each other. Their personal work styles complimented each other perfectly - it truly was a pleasure to watch them work! Overall, I am relieved to have the case wrapped up, I am happy with the settlement, and absolutely blown away by the service at DBM. I will undoubtedly retain their services in the future and would highly recommend the law firm to anyone seeking legal representation!

Sacha Malkowski

The firm was great as they helped me simplify a complex situation, reducing costs and time. Thanks so much Sharene!!!!!!!!!!

Richard F

Experienced, Professional and Respectful! Sharene Orstad recently represented me on an ICBC claim. She has extensive civil litigation experience and provided me with expert advice all along the way. She developed a winning strategy in order to achieve the best outcome possible. I am pleased with and grateful for the results she achieved. I have also used Drysdale Bacon McStravick in the past for assistance with real estate transactions. I would highly recommend Sharene and the team at DBM.

Liane O'Grady

Sharene Orstad was my lawyer for a case of mine, she was very understanding and did everything she could to get me the best possible outcome for my case. If I had any problems or questions her and her team of paralegals would get back to me that day with an answer. I would highly recommend Sharene and the rest of the team at DBM

Norbert Vajda

I had a wonderful experience with my lawyer Sharene Orstad at Drysdale Bacon Mc Stravick. She was professional yet personable in my dealings with her. She was a great representative for me in my dealings with ICBC. I was very happy with all the staff I dealt with in the firm as well. They were all very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend this firm.

Carrol Mayo

Im really happy DBM was recommended to me following my accident. The team were highly professional, very knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Marcus and Sharene worked on my case, even reaching out on weekends and holidays. No email or question ever went unanswered. All in all, a very good experience, and would highly recommend the firm.

Ajay S

I hired Sharene to deal with a complicated estate matter and found that she works very hard for her clients. She is very knowledgeable and trustworthy and I would recommend her to any of my family and colleagues. I wish to thank Sharene for all her hard work in getting this matter resolved. N Friesen

N Friesen

We, both my wife and I, were introduced to Sharene Orstad of Drysdale Bacon and McStravick on February 2014 after a car accident my wife was involved in. We found Sharene to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and very sensitive to our needs. We have been with Sharene almost 4 years and there is no question we are more than happy to recommend her, and her firm, to anyone. One on the main reasons we have been quite happy with her has been her positive attitude and her diligence in making us aware of both the pro and con of whatever direction we wanted to take. She constantly gave suggestions and advices making us feel comfortable and prepared for the next step. I must also recommend and praise the work of Shawna and Amy who, as Sharenes team, worked alongside her in a very efficient and professional manner making our dealing with our lawyer a very enjoyable and effective one. We would like to thank Sharene and her team for the great work they have done for us, and we wish them the best for the New Year and beyond. Thank-you, Ralph and Grace

Ralph and Grace

Sharene, Shawna and team were great. They were clear and thorough and kept me up to date. I have never needed a lawyer before and they made the process easy. I would recommend DBM, Sharene and team to anyone! Thanks!

Allan P.

Sharene, Marc, Shawna and the rest of the team were wonderful to work with - thorough, honest and straightforward, as well as constantly looking out for my best interest. Perhaps most of all, I'm so thankful for the team being able to successfully close a file that had been in progress for 8 years so I could move on. Would wholeheartedly recommend to friends and family!

Michelle Shepherd

I am quite confident that I would not have had close to the outcome I had with my ICBC settlement; if I had to go it alone. It was nice to work with Sharene and her team Shawna and Amy. Sharene is down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and was very patient with all my questions. She also offered and made it clear that I was able to meet with her as many times as I needed, in order for me to feel prepared, confident and well briefed before any interactions (i.e., discovery or ICBC's medical expert appointment). This was very important to me. I would fully recommend.

Esme T

Sharene, Shawna and the rest of the team where excellent people to work with. I would highly recommend their firm to others needing a lawyer.

Wendy Boyle