Samantha L. Purton
Samantha Purton was born and raised in the suburbs of Vancouver. She attended Simon Fraser University where she completed an Honours Degree in Criminology with a Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree she spent two years working within the criminal justice field. She was a volunteer at the Downtown Community Court and a Legal Advocate for the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic.
From there Samantha moved across the country to attend the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She completed her Juris Doctor in 2021 with a Certificate in Criminal Justice. During her time at Schulich Samantha competed in the Sopinka McKelvey Trial Advocacy Moot and was the President of the Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association.
Samantha completed her articles at Ferguson Allingham and upon being called to the bar became the newest associate to join the firm. She has experience litigating a variety of criminal cases and can navigate the intricacies of the criminal justice system in many jurisdictions. She strives to be a zealous advocate and prioritizes communication to make your experience as smooth as possible and receive the best achievable outcome.
- Criminal Defence