STATE OF MAINE, October, 1985

United States District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts and Maine, Eastern District of Wisconsin and District of Columbia, United States Court of Appeals for the First, Third and Fourth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court


SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Boston, MA J. D., cum laude, June, 1984

LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY, Appleton, WI, B. A., History, 1979


Stephen Ouellette has been practicing law and trying cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies for over 20 years representing fishermen, individuals, small businesses and insurance companies. He has litigated at the trial level and handled appeals before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and federal appellate courts in the First, Second, Third and Fourth Circuits. His practice includes significant personal injury property damage and contract cases, both maritime and land based from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives. A strong advocate for the commercial fishing industry, Stephen Ouellette, since 1994, has regularly attended fishery management meetings and comments on proposed rulemaking. He frequently submits comments to ensure regulatory fairness in fisheries law enforcement and proper administration and implementation of the fisheries conservation measures to ensure the viability of commercial fishing interests providing guidance to legislators and Congressional Committees. He provides guidance to maritime and shore based businesses.

Significant cases include major products liability cases, wrongful death (including sinkings of the F/V ITALIAN GOLD, F/V STARBOUND and F/V PATRIOT), major motor vehicle accidents, insurance disputes arising from property casualty and vessel losses, product liability, collection, maritime liens, insurance coverage issues, major construction contract disputes, etc…


Maritime Law Association of the United States-Proctor in Admiralty


Maine State Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association



Sailing, scuba, boating, fishing and home projects.

Sandy Bay Yacht Club-Past Commodore

US Sailing –Certified Race Officer (2010)

USCG License-Master of Steam, Motor or Auxiliary Sail-100 Ton Inland

Thacher Island Association

United States Lifesaving Service Heritage Association

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Stephen M. Ouellette
Attorney at Law & Proctor in Admiralty
A Professional Association
127 Eastern Ave., Suite 1
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
tel: (978) 281-7788
fax: (978) 281-4411

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