Stephen T. Armato, CDR
USNWC International Law Reserve Unit
Commander Stephen T. Armato is a member of Naval War College (Law), the Navy Reserve unit that supports the International Law Department of the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
CDR Armato received a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Political Science from Northeastern University in 1989. In 1992, he received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Suffolk University.
In 1991, CDR Armato was commissioned into the Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps through the Law School Student program. Upon completion of Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island in 1993, CDR Armato was assigned to Naval Legal Service Office (NLSO), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He served as a legal assistance attorney, defense counsel, Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii and counsel to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Thereafter, CDR Armato served as trial counsel at the Naval Legal Service Office Detachment Newport, Rhode Island unit until he left active duty in 1997.
CDR Armato’s reserve assignments have included NR Voluntary Training Law 103, NR Naval Legal Service Office, North Central, NR Naval Justice School, NR Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, and NR Naval Personnel Command.
CDR Armato’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal.
In his civilian law practice, CDR is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rated attorney and a partner in the toxic tort litigation department at Cetrulo and Capone LLP in Boston Massachusetts. CDR Armato also serves as the defense nominated and court appointed defense liaison counsel for both the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Asbestos Litigation. In this capacity CDR Armato coordinates defense positions for more than 200 defendants in more than 500 pending complex personal injury and wrongful death cases.
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