Scot joined Kennedy Schofield Lutz in December 2020 and is still thrilled to be a part of the team.
Scot received his first Call to the Bar in Ontario in 2005 and managed his own firm in Toronto and Stratford until moving to the United Kingdom in 2013 where he acted as a consultant to law firms, banks and government agencies. In 2018, he moved to Ireland for two years to manage a Canadian immigration consulting company. Now back in Canada, Scot and his family have set down roots in the Halifax Regional Municipality and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in October 2020. He is also a member of the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers Association.
Scot’s practice is primarily in the areas of criminal and family law with a focus on financial crime,
Youth Criminal Justice and Controlled Drugs and Substances, child protection, and collaborative separation and divorce. Since joining the firm, Scot has defended a client on murder charges, resulting in the Crown withdrawing all charges.
Scot continues to offer mobile services to his clients and has already represented clients from Digby to Port Hawkesbury. If you are unable to meet at our office, he will be happy to attend a more convenient location within the Halifax Regional Municipality. While he appreciates standard office hours, he understands that typical office hours may not work for everyone, and can be flexible with meeting clients when needed. As the pandemic shifts and evolves and we continue to focus on virtual meetings, the telephone is Scot’s primary tool to meet with clients, but meetings are also available over Zoom or Skype.
Scot was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta where he developed lifelong passions for travel, cooking and skiing, all of which he hopes to instil in his three daughters. He moved to Ontario to attend university in 1987 where he lived in Ottawa and Toronto before graduating with a Juris Doctorate at the University of Western Ontario in 2004 and moving
to Stratford. He is a former director of the Huron Perth Legal Clinic and hopes to become involved with the Nova Scotia Barristers Society as he further establishes his local practice. In his off hours, he looks forward to exploring the places and history of his new home in Atlantic Canada.