Kenneth Raymond Corson III, grew up sailing in coastal Massachusetts. Sailing between Salem and Nantucket he developed a passion that has taken him to the south pacific with stops in the Caribbean, Colombia, Panama, and the Galapagos Islands. Ken holds a 100 ton Master License issued by the United States Coast Guard and has sailed well over five thousand miles.

Ken graduated from Dickinson College in 2001, with a degree in Biology, and performed medical research with Zebrafish at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for two years. Ken’s research was published in Nature Magazine in 2004. Ken now the Harbormaster in Hingham continues an impactful eighteen year career serving and protecting the coastal community. Ken was quickly promoted through the ranks of the Harbor Master’s office to the position of Harbormaster, where he also serves as the Shellfish Constable and Custodian of the Islands. Ken also a graduate of the Plymouth Police Academy has gained significant experience in municipal and waterways management. Ken’s knowledge and experience as Harbormaster extend well beyond harbor management and include maritime policing, criminal procedure, and homeland security. Specifically, Ken has rewritten municipal bylaws, regulations, and policies; held public hearings; wrote and receive over three million dollars in grants; petitioned the state legislature for legislation, and managed large dredging projects.

Ken’s dedication to professionalism lead him to form the South Shore Harbormasters Association in 2013, where he served as the President. He currently serves as the Vice President of the historic Massachusetts Harbormasters Association, Inc, incorporated in 1966. Ken has advocated for professional training standards at the state level and set up educational opportunities at the local level for harbormasters and other public safety officials. These included a mooring management seminar in 2012, where representatives from the Department of Revenue, Department of Environmental Protection, Army Corps. of Engineers, and the Office of the Inspector General presented information to harbormasters so that they can better manage their respective harbors. In 2014, Ken organized a Law of the Seashore seminar attended by harbormasters and many other public safety officials to inform public safety of the coastal waterway law regarding accessing the coastline of Massachusetts. Ken was appointed, by the Governor, as a member of the Harbormasters Training Council in 2009. More recently, Ken is managing the Coastal Camera Project for the Massachusetts Harbormasters Association, Inc, a novel coastal regional camera system long desired by the port of Boston..

A natural leader and a passionate advocate for others, Ken’s interests and experiences have culminated in his legal career. He feels that his past professional experiences and his enthusiasm for helping others are assets to his clients. The Law Office of Kenneth R. Corson III, focuses on maritime and advocacy law. A a maritime attorney Ken is specifically interested in harbor management where federal, state, and local laws intersect as well as the interrelations of public and private interests on the waterways. Ken can navigate the most complex yacht purchase and sale or the often complex permitting of a chapter 91 residential or commercial structure. As an advocacy attorney, Ken litigates housing and employment discrimination matters, represents debtors in debt collection, and files wage and hour claims. Here, Ken is proud to be the voice for those who want to be heard.

Ken earned his Juris Doctor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA. While attending Suffolk University Law School, Ken was a student practitioner in the Accelerator Practice Clinic at Suffolk, where he represented tenants in discrimination and condition cases. The Accelerator Practice was the 2016, recipient of the American Bar Association’s Louis M. Brown award for legal access.

Ken is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, and the LGBTQ Bar Association. Ken is a member of the Committee for Public Counsel Services panel where he represents children in child requiring assistance proceeding. Ken practices regularly in Quincy, Chelsea, Cambridge District Courts as well as Boston Municipal Court, Central Division, and Suffolk Superior Court.