Lorne W. Scott, Q.C.


Phone: 403.231.8228
Email: l.scott@svrlawyers.com
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Assistant: Norma Stroligo
Phone: 403.231.8202
Email: n.stroligo@svrlawyers.com

Professional Background

Since being called to the Bar, Lorne Scott has practiced law both in and out of the courtroom. As a barrister, he has practiced senior civil and criminal law at all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Lorne has successfully argued many of Alberta’s celebrated criminal cases and as a civil barrister, he has also successfully litigated cases involving a wide range of issues.

Lorne’s litigation practice encompasses a broad mix of complex matters, including commercial and real estate matters, insolvency and debtor-creditor matters and tax litigation.

In addition to his role as a civil and criminal barrister, Lorne conducts an extensive real estate practice. He acts for a number of significant real estate developers throughout Alberta and has a personal interest in various real estate and golf course developments.

Lorne has completed an intensive program in mediation and facilitating settlement through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California.


+ Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta, 1963
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, 1967
  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 1968

+ Affiliations

  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association, Past President
  • Canadian Bar Association, Southern Alberta Criminal Justice Subsection, Founding Member and Chairman, 1974 - 1979
  • Canadian Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, National Vice-President, 1980 - 1981
  • Alberta Legal Aid Society, Past Director, 1978 - 1983
  • Alberta Legal Aid Society, Taxation Appeals Committee for Southern Alberta, Past Chairman

+ Career Highlights

  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel in the Province of Alberta, 1986
  • Counsel to Conrad, J.A. during the “Conrad Inquiry”, Yellowknife, N.W.T, 1990
  • Representative to the Law Reform Commission Committee for review of the Criminal Code of Canada: 1981-83
  • Representative for the Law Society of Alberta presentation to the Kirby Commission Inquiry into the Provincial Court System in Alberta