Overview

Stephen is a member of the firm’s litigation group.  He represents clients in a range of civil matters in state and federal courts.  These matters include contract disputes, employment disputes, fiduciary litigation, and other complex commercial litigation matters.

Prior to joining AP&S, Stephen worked as an associate at a business litigation firm in Providence, where he practiced complex commercial litigation.  In his practice, Stephen also draws on his experience as a law clerk to the Honorable Francis X. Flaherty of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and as a law clerk in the Rhode Island Superior Court.

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2012)
  • Tulane University (B.A., 2005)

Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Representative Matters
  • Obtained dismissal of multiple, related cases against a bank employee alleged to have committed fraud related to a real-estate transaction.
  • Obtained dismissal on personal jurisdiction grounds of a case against a manufacturer alleged to have misrepresented its product.
  • Successfully defended manufacturer of packaging equipment in litigation arising out of a dispute over repairs to a machine.
  • Successfully defended a construction company and its employees against a preliminary injunction motion in litigation over non-competition agreements between the employees and their former employer.
  • Assisted in representing and obtaining a favorable settlement for a multinational bank in litigation arising out of a financing transaction.
  • Assisted in representing a makeup manufacturer in litigation brought by its Chinese supplier in a case involving fraudulent payment instructions.
  • Assisted in representing an executive in breach of fiduciary duty and theft of trade secrets litigation brought by her former employer.
  • Assisted in representing a boat construction company in multimillion-dollar arbitration brought by a customer and obtained favorable finding on nearly every claim.
Honors
  • Selected as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021 in the field of Commercial Litigation. 
  • Named Rhode Island Rising Star 2016 -2018 and 2020, by the publishers of Super Lawyers
  • Articles Editor, Roger Williams University Law Review
  • Public Service Award, Roger Williams University School of Law

 

Super Lawyers 2020
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
In the Community
  • Member, Main Street Association of East Greenwich (President, 2015 – 2017).
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