Stephen has been a part of the KRZ team since graduating magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law in 2016 and was named Partner in 2022. Currently, Stephen’s practice is focused in the fields of maritime and admiralty law, personal injury, family law, and general civil litigation. Stephen is admitted to practice law in all federal and state courts in Maine and Massachusetts, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
While in law school, Stephen competed as a member of the Trial Competition Team and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean & Coastal Law Journal, earning the Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award which is presented annually at graduation to the law student who made the most significant contribution to a student-edited law journal. Stephen also served as a Maine Association for Public Interest Law (MAPIL) Fellow with the Volunteers Lawyers Project (VLP), completed a judicial externship at the Lewiston District Court, and was a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.
Stephen currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Maine Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) and is co-chair of MTLA’s Amicus Curiae Committee. Stephen is also a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), including AAJ’s Admiralty Law Section, and participates in the Edward Thaxter Gignoux Inn of Court.
Stephen has been recognized as a Rising Star honoree in the annual list of New England Super Lawyers each year since 2019. 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 with a son and two dogs.
Maine Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) – Board of Governors; Amicus Curiae Committee Co-Chair
American Association for Justice (AAJ) – Admiralty Law Section
Edward Thaxter Gignoux Inn of Court
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).