Stephen Carpenter, CPHR


65 Grafton St.
Charlottetown, P.E.
C1A 1K8



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Prince Edward Island, 2005

Legal Assistant(s): Daisha Richardson

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

From the client’s perspective, today’s laws seem increasingly inflexible and complicated. However, law can only get overly complicated if one allows it to become that way. Stephen takes a common sense approach and applies the law in a straight forward and practical manner, while working hand in hand with the client to find a solution. Stephen’s clients include employers in a cross-section of industries as well as organizations in the following industries:

  • Insurance
  • Education
  • Health

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick, LLB, 2004
University of Prince Edward Island, BA, 2000
Certified Canadian Human Resources Professional, 2012


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Director and legal counsel, Pat and the Elephant, 2008 – present


“Locker Room Atmosphere Costs Employer $50,000”, Summer 2010, Atlantic Employers’ Counsel

“The Temporary Layoff”, Spring 2010, Atlantic Employers’ Counsel

“Inability to Pay? Prove it.”, Winter 2010, Atlantic Employers’ Counsel

“An Eye for an Eye: Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Finding of Retaliation”, Fall 2009, Atlantic Employers’ Counsel

“Workforce Reductions: Statutory Requirements in Atlantic Canada”, Winter 2009, Atlantic Employers’ Counsel

“One-Person-One-Fare”, Winter 2008, Atlantic Employers’ Counsel


Numerous speaking engagements for Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia (PEI Chapter)

Various in-house speaking engagements with Stewart McKelvey labour and employment clients

Regular speaker, Stewart McKevley Labour and Employment Client Seminars and Stewart McKelvey Client Insurance Seminars