Benjamin Rogoff Gideon
Portland, Bangor, Lewiston - Maine
Yale Law School
Clerkship / Academic:
Law Clerk, Honorable Kermit V. Lipez, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Cir. (1999 – 2000)
Adjunct Professor, University of Maine School of Law (Fall 2006; Fall 2007; Fall 2008; Fall 2009)
- AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell*
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2013
- Listed in Super Lawyers, 2011
- Listed in Benchmark Litigation, 2011
- Listed in Chambers and Partners for Insurance and Medical Malpractice Litigation
- American Association for Justice, Product Liability Section
- Maine Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
*AV® is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Maine, New Hampshire, New York
U.S. District Court - District of Maine
U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
Ben is a partner specializing in representing persons in medical malpractice, personal injury, civil rights, products liability, nursing home, and other complex civil litigation matters.
Ben has a State-wide practice and has successfully tried numerous cases in Maine’s state and federal courts.
Significant recent decisions include:
Purington v. Midwest-Price Co. (Me. Sup. 2011). $300,000 jury verdict on behalf of family of driver killed by collision with tractor trailer. Tractor trucking company denied fault for the crash.
Parker v. City of South Portland, No. 06-129-P-S (D. Me. 2007). Unanimous jury verdict and award of $111,000 in a civil rights claim on behalf of a man shot by police with a Taser weapon.
Parker v. Gerrish, 547 F.3d. 1 (1st Cir.2008). The first Federal appeals decision in the U.S. to affirm a civil rights verdict involving the use of a Taser.
Bouchard v. United States, 501 F.Supp.2d 200 (D. Me. 2007). Judgment of $1.1 million on behalf of motorist injured in collision with Federal Border Patrol officer.
Patrons Oxford v. Luce, 905 A.2d 819 (Me. 2006). Appeal upholding right of injured party to enforce stipulated judgment against insurance company through a reach-and-apply action.
Ben grew up in Portland, Maine and graduated from Deering High School in 1989, where he captained the varsity ice hockey team. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, where he earned dual majors in Philosophy and Government.
Following college, Ben served as Political Director to Congressman Tom Allen during his successful primary campaign for U.S. Congress.
Following graduation from the Yale Law School in 1999, Ben returned to Maine to work as a law clerk to the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
From 2000 through 2003, Ben practiced law at the New York City office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Ben represented clients in securities fraud, qui tam, whistleblower, Medicare fraud, and intellectual property cases.
Read Articles by Benjamin Rogoff Gideon
- Evaluating The Nursing Home Case
- Survival And Wrongful Death Claims In Maine
- Negligent Driving By Police Officers: Re-opening The Courthouse Door
- Making The Injured Plaintiff Whole: Maine Tort Damages In Practice
- Evaluating The Nursing Home Case: The Pressure Ulcer Case
- Evaluating The Nursing Home Case: Accidents, Falls and Elopement
- The Jury Trial's Last Stand: Wyeth v. Levine
- Victims of the abuse are fighting back.
- Developing The Electrical Injury Case
- Punitive Damages in a Products Liability Case
- Commercial Truck Accidents: Using Government Regulations and Oversight to Prove Your Case
Contact this attorney by telephone
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1-800-244-3576 or 207-784-3576