Stephen W. Koerting

Stephen joined KRZ after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law in 2016. He primarily works in the fields of maritime and admiralty law, personal injury, family law, probate and estate planning, and general civil litigation.  Stephen is admitted to practice law in all federal and state courts in Maine.

While in law school, Stephen clerked with KRZ, was a member of the Trial Competition Team, served as Assistant Coach for the First Year Students’ Legal Writing & Moot Court Program, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean & Coastal Law Journal. For his work with the Ocean & Coastal Law Journal, he received the prestigious Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award, presented at the University of Maine School of Law to the law student who, in the estimation of the law faculty, made the most significant contribution to a student-edited law journal. Stephen also completed a judicial externship at the Lewiston District Court and was a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic where he represented dozens of clients in an array of legal actions, including civil actions, family matters, domestic violence hearings, juvenile proceedings, and criminal charges. While in law school, Stephen had the honor of serving as a Maine Association for Public Interest Law (MAPIL) Fellow and working and volunteering with the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). He was recognized by the University of Maine School of Law and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court as a Katahdin Law Student Honoree for his pro bono legal efforts to the Maine civil justice system during law school. He remains an active volunteer for VLP.

Stephen was recognized as a Rising Star honoree in the annual list of New England Super Lawyers in 2019 and 2020. Rising Stars recognizes attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in New England are selected as Rising Stars.

Outside of work, Stephen volunteers as a coach for the Deering High School boys’ soccer program and is a United States Soccer Federation certified referee.  Stephen is married and has two dogs.

Organizations

Maine Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA), Amicus Curiae Committee
Maine State Bar Association (MSBA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
American Association for Justice (AAJ), Admiralty Law Section
Edward Thaxter Gignoux Inn of Court

Publications

Navigating the Practice of Maritime Law, ABA TYL MAGAZINE, Spring 2021, at 19.

Note, Nova Scarred: The Implications of an International Ferry’s Floating Jurisdiction on the Law of the Sea, the Lands, and the Flag, 21 OCEAN & COASTAL L.J. 197 (2016).