Client Testimonials

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Our commitment to our clients is straightforward: We will get you the best results possible for your personal injury case, and we will provide the highest level of client service, from the first consultation through the successful resolution of your case.

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Below are additional testimonials

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: As an attorney with over 20 years of experience, I tapped my network to get "insider" advice for what firm to choose for a personal injury matter, and I was referred by numerous sources to Berman Simmons. From beginning to end, my experience with the firm, and particularly with lead counsel Dov Sacks, was exemplary -- including a very favorable result. For its professionalism and conscientiousness in every interaction with me, and for the excellence and effectiveness of its legal services, the firm has earned five stars in my book. – P. Zimmerman

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: The thought of seeking legal advice while you are experiencing a medical crisis is completely overwhelming! Having a team that fully understands the complex process was invaluable.

When you begin this journey you cannot fully appreciate how important it is to have a respected Law firm that has the experience, assets and knowledge to pursue your best interest.

Everyone from the receptionist/paralegals/team of lawyers truly listened to us and took time to answer all our questions with the upmost professionalism. – M. & K. Mitchell

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: "The attorneys with whom I have dealt at Berman Simmonds have exceeded my expectations as it pertains to their professionalism. Not being an attorney, I am not in a position to fully judge their individual legal knowledge. However, based on the results of their work, I suspect there are few individuals in the legal profession who can match their skill, knowledge and experience. I give them my most high recommendation." - J. Kazilionis

Bigelow v. United States Government: $2.75M settlement
We're proud to be fighting for clients like Nate, a Marine Corps. veteran who suffered permanent paralysis due to an undiagnosed bacterial infection in his spinal column and delay in treatment. After two years of litigation, we obtained a $2.75M settlement with the United States Government to help Nate cover his medical expenses and get his life back on track, providing financial security and peace of mind. Here is his story.

Hemond v. Frontier Communications: $22.5M settlement
Our client Mike lost both of his legs after he was severely burned while working as a utility lineman. He and his wife, Tracey, share their story about the accident, their concerns during the recovery and their working relationship with their attorneys at Berman & Simmons. Here is their story:

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: “As an attorney with over 20 years of experience, I tapped my network to get "insider" advice for what firm to choose for a personal injury matter, and I was referred by numerous sources to Berman Simmons. From beginning to end, my experience with the firm, and particularly with lead counsel Dov Sacks, was exemplary -- including a very favorable result. For its professionalism and conscientiousness in every interaction with me, and for the excellence and effectiveness of its legal services, the firm has earned five stars in my book." – Paul Zimmerman

Dan and Alison: “We are so relieved to finally be putting this all behind us. I cannot express to you, Dan and the team there at Berman and Simmons, my gratitude for making this process as easy and stress free for us as you all have. We are genuinely grateful for all the work, all the time and all the effort you all put into making this outcome the best it could be. Again, thank you so much!” Client from York County

Jodi and Susan: “I just want to say ‘thank you’ so much for all your hard work and dedication in my case. I know you have spent many hours away from your families and you have put in hundreds of hours of research and preparation for all my meetings, panel hearing, depositions and whatever else you do behind the scenes. We are all so grateful of how you both have treated us like family. From the bottom of our hearts, thanks again. You guys are incredible.” Client from Penobscot County

Ben: “This note is a sincere thank you for your dedication and loyalty you gave us throughout the trial. Your patience, moral support and encouragement throughout such a difficult time was immeasurable. We thank you for your commitment to us and our son. We also made a friend along the way. We always enjoyed your company and sharing lunch with you. Your humor and wit made our difficult time less painful.”  Client from Penobscot County

Dan: “I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you and your staff have done for my case. You are truly wonderful people.” Client from Aroostook County

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: “This firm did an outstanding job representing my son. They were extremely thorough and dedicated. They always took time to listen and keep us updated about the status of his case. I would not look anywhere else for representation." – B. Redman

Jodi: “It’s been quite a journey for the last 3 ½ years. What would I have done without you? What a wonderful, care attorney you are! I want to thank you for getting me through this process. I always knew you had my back. You never minded when I needed to call and ask questions and you were always honest with me. As soon as the panel came back 100% malpractice, I already felt like I won. Nothing else mattered. I wasn’t out for a ton of money, so just getting enough to pay off my mortgage was a wonderful bonus. I am extremely happy with the outcome that wouldn’t have been possible without you.” Client from Androscoggin County

Dan: “Thank you very much for representing me. I felt informed and at ease through the whole process. It’s nice to have the case closed and to move on with my life. You were a pleasure to work with and I wish you the best! Client from Cumberland County

Michael: "While you may feel you were just 'doing your job,' I really appreciated the way you prepared me, kept me updated, and seemingly left 'no stone unturned' in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome." Client from York County

Steven, Denise, and Danielle: "Thank you for your efforts in providing 'peace of mind' for us in our injury recovery from the accident and the financial concerns. The results of your work has given us a 'Merry Christmas." Client from Knox County

Dan: "Thank you isn't enough but all we have. You are an awesome lawyer and an incredible man! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you." Client from York County

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: "I would recommend this firm for sure. Very professional and helpful. So if you find your self in a situation definitely go to them first." - L. Griffin

Steven: "Jay and I so appreciate meeting you. You are a genius for sure and with a great, dry humor. I loved it! Thank you for your input and help through this experience." Client from York County

Dan and Tammy: "This has been a very long, very detailed case and I cannot thank you enough for everything that you have done. You both were patient with me and made it much easier. I would not hesitate to contact you again and I would definitely highly recommend you to others." Client from York County

Steven, Bob & Denise: "I want you to know how grateful I am that you and everyone else there helped me get back to my dream after the accident of independently supporting my two kids for the rest of my life." Client from Cumberland County

Dan: “Thank you again for all that you did to help me. I know it was along case. Best wishes! Client from Sagadahoc County

Steven: "We are so thankful for all you have done for our family during this long and trying process. Your sensitivity during it was amazing and you seem to understand human emotions so well. We are most appreciative to have you represent our family." Client from Kennebec County

Tim, Laura and Denise: "Thank you so very much for all of your hard work and respect in dealing with the details of my case. Thanks to your professionalism, attention to details and respectfulness, you all helped me through a hard time in my life by making things as painless as possible." Client from Kennebec County

Dan and Tammy: "It was great to have you as our lawyer and Tammy also. We are happy with your work and results. God bless your work!" Client from Aroostook County

Steven: "I met you when you defended my best friend's plane crash case back in 2013. I never had the chance to thank you for helping my friend's family. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! With the resources you were able to obtain, my friend's father built a new home, which was a very important thing since he no longer has physical conditions to keep farming." Friend of a client from Brazil

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: In 2012 Berman and Simmons took on my malpractice case after I had gone through a traumatizing medical ordeal that ended in my becoming an above knee amputee. They worked diligently over the course of six plus years to get me the best ending result. Jodi Nofsinger was the main lawyer on the case along with Susan Faunce, prior to Ben Gideon joining their team. I couldn’t be happier with how things went and the entire team at Berman and Simmons, they definitely deserve a five plus star rating! Thank you all! - R. Ray

Dan: “Thank you so much for all of your hard work you’ve done for our family. Without your help, the end result would not have been as good as it was.”

Steven: "I will never forget how kind and patient you were to me during the worst time of my life. Thanks are never enough." Client from Washington County

Dan: "Sandy and I want to thank you for your excellent representation in Sandy’s matter. She really went through agony for several months before her neck surgery. We feel you and your staff went out of your way to come up with the best settlement you could. Please thank Paralegal Tammy and the rest of the folks at Berman & Simmons for their hard work.  We will definitely recommend you and the Berman & Simmons firm whenever we have the opportunity."  Client from Lincoln County

"The care and concern you showed my wife during this very tough period was greatly appreciated."  Husband of client from Knox County

"Thank you for your legal expertise and for always answering my questions. I felt taken care of, legally and personally during a very hard time. Please thank the whole legal team that helped." Client from Knox County

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: "These guys are great. They helped me settle my claim when I couldn't get the insurance companies to take any responsibility at all!" - C. MacMichael

"I wanted to simply say it was a pleasure working with you and I admire the patience and talents you exhibit. It is amazing how you can keep your "cool." I understand that this is what you do for work, but it was nice to have someone represent me in a case that could by many be considered relatively small, by a true professional as yourself. I hold you in high regards.” Client from Cumberland County

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: "The folks at Berman & Simmons realy get to know there customers and feel your pain, they don't just work for you they become your friends, they listen to you. your not just another pay check to them, they genuinely are interested in your health and well being and want to make things better for you your family and your future. They made my life and my wife's life more bearable. Thank you to all the people at Berman & Simmons." - J. Crown

"We can't even begin to thank you enough for everything you did in helping us through this ordeal. We consider your actions to be above and beyond anything we could imagine or hope for. Thinking back to a year and a half ago and our emotions/feelings and all that we were going through...well we could not imagine getting through it! We are all in a better place (thanks to you, Hospice, family and friends and most of all, our faith in God.) From our family and deep within our hearts we are so grateful and extend this thankfulness to all of you!” Client from Kennebec County

“I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to you and your team for an outstanding job. The settlement was fair and generous for all concerned.  It was a pleasure working with you and I will certainly recommend you and your firm should the occasion arise.”
Client from York County

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: "From start to finish, my experience with Attorney Brennan and his staff was extremely positive. I was listened to, received quick feedback and information when I requested it, and I feel like my needs were well taken care of and considered throughout the entire legal process. Thank you so much!" - S. Tarr

“I wanted you to know that I am really pleased with what you did for me. I am sure that like my husband’s doctor you will say “It’s my job.” But it is the quality of the job and the attention given that counts also.  Thanks again.” Client from Penobscot County

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: "Anyone knows that a lawsuit takes time...that's a given. During that time frame we fast became friends with everyone we were in contact with at Berman & Simmons and our case has closed, successfully exactly a year ago and....we are 'still' friends. You can always trust a good friend!" - M. Nicholas

“I want to thank you for everything you have done for my son. What you stated is exactly what you delivered. While he still struggles with his injuries it has eased his financial worries as a result of your efforts. On a personal note you have also eased a father’s concern for how his son will get through this ordeal. Without your efforts we could never have navigated our way through the legal system. I truly hope you understand what an impact you have had on our family.” Father of client from Lincoln County

“We cannot thank you enough for all you and your staff has done.” Client from Penobscot County

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: "They are Awesome I had Ben Gideon best lawyer he works for you and cares about his clients well being he fights hard for you and he will come to you he came to the nursing home to see me while I was In there to do physical therapy I was in there for 4 long months and I had a malpractice case and they settled out of court no trial I am pleased with the outcome Ben fought for me and was determined to get what I deserved!! I just cant say enough about this firm and Ben Gideon. He is the best Thank you Ben for Caring and all your Hard work." - A. Witham 

“Thank you so much for everything you did for me.  Your skills as a lawyer are truly impressive and I could have never prevailed in this case without your involvement.” Client from Androscoggin County

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEW: "This is a great law firm. I highly recommend Dan Kagan....he's the best." - K. Bostwick

“Again, thank you for your kindness and I really truly appreciate all that Berman & Simmons has done for me.” Client from Cumberland County

“I want to sincerely thank all of you for everything you have done for my son and me.  You all worked so very hard to fight for [us].  I will always be grateful for everything you have all done.  You were not just lawyers doing a job but you were compassionate and very sincere in the well-being of my son and me.  Thank you.” Client from Waldo County

“Words can’t express our gratitude for all that you did for us.  It is so nice to know that there are still people out there with such compassion for others.” Client from Kennebec County

“Thank you so very, very much. Without you and your firm, I would not have been able to take care of my bills.  I will highly recommend you and [your paralegal] to all of my friends.” Client from York County

“We would like to thank you for the time and effort you spent in representing us. We truly appreciate all you did on our behalf.” Clients from Windham County, Connecticut

"Thank you for all of your help in resolving my case.  I truly appreciate you. Thanks for your kindness and professionalism.” Client from Aroostook County  

“We would like to extend our deepest thanks to you, your staff, and Berman & Simmons for your efforts on our behalf.  We consider your service to us as more than just a legal or business relationship.  Rather, we see you as our advocates in our time of crisis.”  Clients from Knox County

“[We] wanted to thank you for a job well done regarding our settlement claim. It far exceeded our expectations. Your professionalism and style was very comforting for [my wife] throughout the entire process. We would also like to thank your paralegal for the excellent job she did always keeping us up to date and informed. Hopefully we will not need your services in the future but we would not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone.  Again, thank you.” Clients from Kennebec County

“Thank you for keeping me updated on my mother’s case and for your hard work in obtaining justice for her.  Today would have been her 96th birthday and I still miss my weekends with her so much.  I also want to congratulate you on being recognized as one of New England’s Super Lawyers. I am so thankful that [our local lawyer] asked you to take a look at Mom’s case and you did!  Thank you.” Client from Cumberland County

“Thank you very much for representing me. I felt informed and at ease throughout the whole process. [Your paralegal and assistant] were great as well. It’s nice to have this case closed and to move on with my life. You were a pleasure to work.” Client from Cumberland County

“We would like to personally thank you for your expertise and the professional manner in which you handled both our cases. It made a tremendous difference. Please extend our sincerest thanks also to [your paralegal] who tirelessly and patiently worked on our behalf.” Clients from Waldo County

“When we first met, you indicated that my job was to get well and you would handle the rest. I appreciated that then and I do now. In our subsequent conversations, I found you really nailed my personality. You seemed to quickly understand my thoughts and my thought process. I came to be quite comfortable working with you. While I was never in this for the money, it’s good to know that if I have recurring problems I’m covered financially. Thank you for guiding me through difficult times. I appreciate what you have accomplished for [my wife] and me. I believe the name of your firm helped my case.” Client from Lincoln County

"The last two and a half years have been a long haul for me and for my family. You have had to see me through some of the very lowest points in my life. Throughout the entire time, both of you were incredibly professional. You were respectful, supportive and encouraging. I know how complicated a case this was and the time and diligence it took to put the pieces together of a "shattered" life so to speak. I saw the stacks of binders filled with medical files [your paralegal] carried from the Portland office doors one day. You always tried to make it as easy a process as possible. I hope you read this as a personal note of thanks. Because so much of what you were able to provide, outside of legal advice, was being real with me and making me feel comfortable in some very uncomfortable situations. This was worth as much as the dollars and cents awarded." Client from Cumberland County


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Berman & Simmons has the experience, expertise, and resources to win your case

Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.