Lisa Mae Scruton

Lisa Mae Scruton
LMS Litigation
Sole Practitioner

Lisa Mae Scruton, the sole practitioner with LMS Litigation in Kamloops, British Columbia, focuses on criminal defence and family law.

She graduated from Thompson Rivers University with both her Bachelor of Arts in economics, political science, and English in 2011 and her Juris Doctor in 2014. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2015.

Ms. Scruton is currently pursuing a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in criminal law and procedure.

In her litigation practice, Ms. Scruton has a particular focus on family law and criminal defence and has spent a large portion of her career practising child protection. She assists with matters including adoption, cohabitation agreements, separation and divorce, as well as criminal defence issues such as domestic assaults, driving offences, home invasions, and armed robberies.

Ms. Scruton has appeared before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the B.C. Provincial Court, and traffic court.

Her concern for access to justice has led her to take work in many under-serviced legal communities across the province. Ms. Scruton strongly believes in the Charter-protected right to counsel, and accordingly also provides her services to individuals who cannot afford lawyers on their own and are appointed counsel through the Legal Services Society (Legal Aid).

Ms. Scruton is a board member of the Kamloops Bar Association and a member of the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Women’s Law Forum, and the Canadian Bar Association.

Lisa Mae Scruton Posts

Targeted police stop attracting attention from criminal bar

When it comes to police demanding roadside breath tests, there is a fine line between random stops, targeted stops, and those based on reasonable suspicion, says Kamloops criminal lawyer Lisa Mae Scruton. Read more

Scruton rewarded by an early fascination with Charter

Kamloops criminal lawyer Lisa Mae Scruton set off on the path to her future career at an earlier age than most. Read more

Scruton's client acquitted of uttering threats

In what could be a first for British Columbia, Kamloops criminal lawyer Lisa Mae Scruton successfully argued that her client was not guilty of uttering threats by raising the defence of self-induced intoxication. Read more