Stacey Purser

Stacey Purser


Phone: 780-784-7500
Toll Free: 1-833-784-7500
Fax: 780-421-4872


B.A. Psychology (Applied Emphasis, with Distinction) 2011, Concordia University
College of Alberta Juris Doctor 2015, University of Alberta


Alberta 2016


Purdon, S.E., Purser, S.M., & Goddard, K.M. (2011). MMPI-2 restructured form over-reporting scales in first-episode psychosis. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25(5), 829 – 842.

Purser, S., Tibbo, P., Aitchison, K., Lafreniere, D., Robertson, R., Roper, R., B. & Purdon, S.E. (2012). Utilization of Health Services and the Cost of Pathways to Care in First-Episode Psychosis in Alberta. [Abstract]. International Early Psychosis Association Annual Conference, 2012.

Purdon, S.E., Roper, L., Aitchison ,K., Banasch, J., Bolt, C., Cote, C., Goddard, K., Hibbard, K., Lafreniere, D., Oswald, R., Purser, S., & Tibbo, P. (2012). [Abstract]. Barriers to Care and Duration of Untreated Psychosis in a First-Episode Psychosis Sample. International Early Psychosis Association Annual Conference, 2012.

Purdon S.E., Oswald, R., Ayotte, B., Bolt, C., Devoulyte, K., Goddard, K., Hemrick, K., Joyce, A., Purser, S., Roper, L., Simpson, C., & Stovel, L. (2012). [Abstract]. Providing Care to Adult Children with Serious Mental Illness: A survey of needs and an assessment of the value of interpersonal group psychotherapy. International Early Psychosis Association Annual Conference, 2012.

Stacey Purser, B.A., J.D.

Stacey began her career at Liberty Law in 2015 after obtaining a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alberta.

Prior to attending law school, Stacey obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Concordia University College of Alberta where she completed a practicum in Alberta Hospital’s Neuropsychology Department under world-renowned neuropsychologist Dr. Scot E. Purdon. After completion of her degree, she took a full time position at Alberta Hospital where she became the primary coordinator for a number of nationally funded Canadian Institute of Health Research projects, that were conducted in collaboration with the Edmonton Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic, the University of Alberta’s Department of Medical Genetics and Alberta Hospital Edmonton’s Neuropsychology Department. Among other things, these research projects studied the causes, presentation of symptoms, and genetic contributions to differential diagnosis in patients experiencing psychosis, as well as issues with the utilization of health services and barriers to care for first-episode psychosis patients in Alberta. This has provided Stacey with a unique sense of understanding of the issues faced by individuals diagnosed with many mental disorders. She maintains a strong interest in assisting anyone who may be experiencing these difficulties.

Throughout law school, Stacey demonstrated an interest in the area of criminal law and excelled in many criminal law classes such as Criminal Procedure, Advanced Evidence, Advanced Criminal Law, Advanced Criminal Trial Advocacy, Sentencing, Constitutional Litigation and International Human Rights. She also competed in the Gale Cup Moot, Canada’s most prestigious criminal law moot, under the guidance of Nathan J. Whitling. Representing the University of Alberta, Stacey and her partner advanced to the final round of the Gale Cup Moot where they had the opportunity to present oral argument to Supreme Court of Canada Justice Gascon and ultimately finished third in the Country. Stacey also extensively volunteered with Student Legal Services, a non-profit organization aimed at assisting low-income individuals in navigating their way through our complex criminal justice system.

Stacey then articled at Liberty Law and joined the Alberta Bar in 2016. During her articles, Stacey obtained experience observing several senior criminal lawyers defend individuals with a variety of different Criminal Code and drug offences, from theft under $5000 and simple possession to first-degree murder. She also gained experience dealing first hand with internationally renowned experts in the areas of DNA interpretation and analysis, latent fingerprint analysis, bloodstain pattern and analysis, and firearms and gunshot residue analysis that were called at a murder trial. The highlight of Stacey’s articling experience included sitting second chair on Mr. Travis Vader’s 12-week long trial for two counts of first-degree murder.

Stacey now dedicates her practice exclusively to defending individuals charged with Criminal Code, drug, and regulatory offences and has been successful in all levels of Court in Alberta as well as the Northwest Territories Court of Appeal. Stacey would be happy to assist you with your case.

If you would like a FREE CONSULTATION with Stacey Purser, contact her now:

EDMONTON Phone: 780-784-7500 | Toll-free: 1-833-784-7500
300 MacLean Block10110 – 107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1J4