Lisa Mae Scruton
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.