Herschel has practised family law exclusively since his call (1990), and has been a partner at Basman Smith LLP since 2000. Herschel is one of six lawyers in Basman Smith’s highly respected family law group. Herschel is a sought-after mediator and arbitrator, and has added private case management to his practice in recent years. His work is now split 70/30 between mediation/arbitration and advocacy. Herschel enjoys an excellent reputation among his peers as a practical, focused, and creative problem-solver, and has been named one of Canada’s best family law lawyers by The Best Lawyers in Canada each year the ranking has been in place. Herschel has been appointed as a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, and is a frequent presenter at Ontario Bar Association, Osgoode Professional Development, The Advocates' Society, and other Continuing Legal Education programs.