About Us

Thomas Scholten

Defence Lawyer

Mr. Thomas Scholten is a devoted advocate for his clients and he goes above and beyond to make sure his clients get the best possible outcome. He is compassionate and always provides his clients with quality legal service.

As a Dutch-Canadian, Mr. Scholten is mindful of the additional consequences immigrants may face if convicted of a criminal offence. He is also mindful of Indigenous peoples’ history and experiences in Canada, as well of the unique experiences of each of our country’s many diverse communities. Mr. Scholten is dedicated to having an informed legal practice that respects each of his client’s unique backgrounds.

More than anything, Mr. Scholten understands that facing a criminal charge can be an extremely stressful experience. Together with Mr. Muenz, Mr. Scholten will take delicate care of your legal matters and ensure that you have the best possible legal representation.

Mr. Scholten graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, and, before that, he graduated with honours from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

During law school, Mr. Scholten emphasized experiential learning and he enrolled himself in every criminal law course available to him. Mr. Scholten was an avid volunteer with Student Legal Assistance (“SLA”) and he acted as their Resource Manager from 2019 – 2020. Mr. Scholten also represented the University of Calgary twice at the esteemed Jessup International Law Moot, the world’s largest moot court competition.

Mr. Scholten has advocated for clients by:

  • Running Criminal Trials
  • Negotiating Early Case Resolutions
  • Diverting to alternative measures
  • Appealing Immediate Roadside Sanctions
  • Combatting traffic tickets

Mr. Scholten has appeared in the following courts:

  • Provincial Court
  • Youth and Family Court
  • Court of Queen’s Bench
  • SafeRoads Administrative Body

Education

  • University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Juris Doctor
  • Mount Royal University, Anthropology Department, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Honours and Awards

  • Best Written Submissions Award, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, National Division, 2021
  • Best Respondent Submissions Award, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, National Division, 2021
  • 5th Place Team Finish, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot, National Division, 2020
  • Honours in Anthropology, Mount Royal University, 2016

Volunteering Experience

  • Caseworker, Student Legal Assistance, University of Calgary, the Faculty of Law, 2018 – 2021
  • Resource Manager and Secretary, Student Legal Assistance, University of Calgary, the Faculty of Law, 2019 – 2020
  • Volunteer, Indigenous Youth Outreach Project, Pro-Bono Students Canada, 2018 – 2019
  • President, Treaty People Student Society, Mount Royal University, 2015 – 2016

Classes/Research

  • Instructor, LSAT Prep Course for Low Income  Students, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, 2019
  • Research Assistant, Private International Law of Small Modular Reactors, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta, member
  • Criminal Defence Lawyers Association, member

BILINGUAL SERVICES AVAILABLE:

MY FIRM'S STAFF CAN TRANSLATE AND EXPLAIN THE LEGAL PROCESS TO YOU IN SPANISH AND ITALIAN.