Stephen J. Chaplin
Stephen J. Chaplin
Millis Office

Steve Chaplin has been practicing law in central Massachusetts since 2013. Prior to his admission to the
Massachusetts Bar, Steve served as a Judicial Intern to the Hon. William H. Pauly III in the United States
District Court for the Southern District of New York and as a Law Clerk for private practices in lower
Manhattan and central Massachusetts. Since 2013, Steve has represented an array of private clients in
nearly all departments of the Massachusetts Trial Court as well as in arbitration, administrative and
municipal proceedings.
Steve is a summa cum laude graduate of the Berklee College of Music and cum laude graduate of
Brooklyn Law School. After graduating from law school, Steve returned to his hometown in central
Massachusetts and soon became an active member of his community’s Rotary Club, serving a term as
Club President and multiple terms as liaison to the Milford High School Rotary Interact Club. At that
time, Steve also joined the board of the Claflin Hill Music Performance Foundation, Inc., a regional
musical non-profit organization for which he has since served as both a performer/producer and as
Board President.

In 2019, Steve became a member of his community’s Planning Board and, in 2020, became Planning
Board Chair. This experience ultimately led Steve to pursue a career in municipal law and to join Mead,
Talerman & Costa in 2023.

Outside of law practice and municipal government, Steve performs frequently in central Massachusetts
as a pianist and vocalist at his church and as a freelance jazz artist.


  • B.M., summa cum laude, Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)
  • J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School (Brooklyn, NY)