Shane received his law degree from Osgoode Law School (Toronto, Ontario) (later converted to J.D.) and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2001. He articled under the tutelage of our eminent founding lawyer, W. Glen How, O.C., Q.C., L.S.M. Few other mentors could have provided the breadth and depth of legal education. Shane has done trial and appellate work in civil, family, constitutional, and criminal law.
Shane has advocated for mature minors' rights to make their own medical treatment decisions. He was the primary lawyer in a case from the provincial trial court to the Supreme Court of Canada, resulting in the seminal decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in AC v Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services), 2009 SCC 30,  2 SCR 181.
In August 2004, Shane received the Pro Bono Service Award from the Young Lawyers Conference of the Canadian Bar Association for outstanding pro bono publico (“for the public good”) legal services to the community by a Canadian lawyer who is less than 40 years old or with fewer than 10 years of practice.
Currently Shane specializes in international human rights work in the European Court of Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Committee. He has represented clients in all levels of courts in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Russia, and Ukraine. Since March 2010, he has been an Advocate in the Republic of Armenia and also in Kiev, Ukraine since June 2014.