Scott Horne


Your Experienced Lawyer

Scott Horne is an experienced lawyer based in Edmonton, Alberta, who maintains a general practice primarily in the areas of litigation, immigration, and family law.

Scott has always excelled academically. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Yale University and his two degrees in law, both with highest honours, at McGill University. He has published legal scholarship, edited Canada’s leading law journal, and taught courses on law.

General civil litigation, including appeals, is Scott’s focus. He prefers complex, difficult cases that call for sophisticated legal analysis and argument. Before practising law privately, he served as a judicial clerk to both the Court of Appeal of Québec and the Federal Court, where he recommended decisions to judges and acquired valuable insight into successful strategies for litigation at the appellate level. He has also worked as a Crown prosecutor.

In the area of immigration, Scott has helped hundreds of people, from more than seventy countries, to come to Canada temporarily or permanently. He himself is an immigrant, having come to Canada from the United States as an adult.

Clients needing help with divorce or other issues of family law find Scott to be supportive, sympathetic, and practical. He strives to reduce the emotional and financial burden and to empower clients to make sensible, informed decisions.

Scott proficiently speaks, reads, and writes English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and Latin. He also has a fair command of Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, German, and American Sign Language.

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Civil litigation
  • Appeals
  • Immigration and refugee
  • Human rights
  • Wills and estates
  • Services in French, Chinese, Spanish