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Josh Deacon


Josh Deacon

Business and Employment Lawyer

After summering and articling with Lift Legal, Josh is excited to be building a thriving business and employment law practice at Lift Legal.

Josh has this to say about what brought him back to Lift Legal:

“I was interested in Lift Legal because it aligns with my practice interests, but also because of its personal approach to the business of law. Lift Legal provides a value-driven service, with client relations being the underlying driver to our success. Lift Legal is also dedicated to serving the community of St. Albert, which is a place I have called home for over twenty years.”


  • Josh is interested in all things corporate, and has a particular passion for assisting with start-ups, franchising, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Josh skillfully assists businesses with all of their legal needs from incorporation, to tailoring clear and useful unanimous shareholder agreements, to negotiating the sale or purchase of a business.
  • Josh provides comprehensive advise to employers and employees on their rights and obligations under Alberta employment law.
  • Josh has extensive experience reviewing and drafting employment, consulting, and independent contractor agreements in a clear and concise manner.
  • Josh acts for buyers and sellers in all types of real estate transactions and makes buying and selling a home an enjoyable experience.


  • Josh earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from MacEwan University in 2015.
  • After graduating from MacEwan, Josh travelled to the United Kingdom to pursue his Masters of Law degree at the University of Bristol.
  • After earning his Masters of Law degree, Josh returned to Lift Legal in 2019 to complete his articles.
  • Josh completed his articles in February 2022, and was called to the Alberta bar in June 2022.


Josh was born and raised in St. Albert. After studying in the United Kingdom, Josh was eager to return to the community he calls home.

When he isn’t working, you can find Josh enjoying events all over St. Albert and Edmonton, from the St. Albert Farmer’s Market to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Josh loves checking out dog parks with his bulldog Owen, and they often explore St. Albert’s beautiful trail system together. Josh is also a dedicated golfer, and often plays with his dad at Sturgeon Valley Golf Course every Monday night during the summer.

Though he will always return to St. Albert, Josh’s time abroad inspired him to travel as much as he can. Josh loves to experience new cultures, and hopes to visit Indonesia and Egypt in the near future.