Client Testimonials

Our commitment to our clients is straightforward. We will obtain the best results possible for your personal injury case, while providing the highest level of service, from the first consultation through successful resolution.

Bigelow v. United States Government: $2.75M settlement
Nate, a Marine Corps. veteran 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 him 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
Mike lost both of his legs after he was severely burned while working as a utility lineman. The case took four and a half years, and in the end, the jury returned a verdict of $22.5 Million, the second highest jury verdict in Vermont history. Mike and his wife, Tracey, share their story about the tragic accident, their concerns during the long recovery and the relationship with their attorneys at Berman & Simmons. Here is their story:

My experience with the firm was exemplary
From beginning to end, my experience with the firm as 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

Very surprise how quickly the process went
My personal injury case was with another attorney’s office but never got anywhere so I had it transferred to the office of Berman & Simmons who took care of the case quickly and professionally. My injury happened in Maine and I live in Maryland so I wasn’t expecting it to go so smoothly but was very surprised how quickly the process went. I was very happy that I did not have to return to Maine in order for the case to be completed, everything was done through mail, email and phone calls. I would recommend to anyone in Maine who suffers an injury that requires a personal injury attorney to choose Timothy Kenlan. – D. Walter

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

Extremely grateful for favorable result and empathy
I cannot praise highly enough attorney Alicia Curtis. Her support, guidance, and expertise in insurance company disputes resolved a multi-year, twice-denied claim to the benefit of our family in a matter of months. Not only for the favorable result but also for the empathy we received from attorney Alicia Curtis, attorney Dan Kagan and everyone at the firm of Berman & Simmons, we are extremely grateful. – R. Finegold

You treated us like family
Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication in my case. 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

You were compassionate and very sincere
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. You were not just lawyers doing a job but you were compassionate and very sincere in the wellbeing of my son and I.  Thank you. – Client from Waldo County

Thank you for providing peace of mind
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 have given us a Merry Christmas. – Client from Knox County

They are awesome. Thank you for caring and for all your hard work. – A. Witham

Advocates in our time of crisis
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

I always knew you had my back
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. I am extremely happy with the outcome that wouldn’t have been possible without you. – Client from Androscoggin County

They listen to you
The folks at Berman & Simmons really get to know their customers and feel their pain. They don’t just work for you they become your friends and they listen to you. You’re not just another paycheck to them, they’re genuinely interested in your health and wellbeing and want to make things better for you, your family and your future. – J. Crown

Passionate individuals who care
Berman & Simmons relieved my exhausted mind with ease. The team’s diligence, organization and thoughtfulness made a seemingly frustrating and difficult process run smoothly. I would highly recommend this firm if you want to work with passionate individuals who care. – A. Regan

They make you feel at home
Great hospitality. They make you feel at home. Very caring agency. Determined to get to the bottom of the inquiring lawsuit. Truly feel lucky to have such an amazing agency on my side. – T. Mechum

Few individuals can match their skill, knowledge and experience
The attorneys have exceeded my expectations as it pertains to their professionalism. Based on the results of their work, 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

“No stone left unturned”
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

Thank you for your dedication and loyalty
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. – Client from Penobscot County

These people really care
They are great at what they do and these people really care about you. They had my back when I needed them the most. Life changing experiences don’t go alone because you’re not alone, you have the best on your side. It’s nice to have a piece of mind when you’re alone. Thanks to the Berman & Simmons law firm. – C. Bouchard

They handled a complex case with skill and compassion
Five stars isn’t enough to describe Berman & Simmons and everyone I encountered at the firm. Communication and preparation were top notch. They handled a complex case with skill and compassion. I cannot say enough good things about them and their staff. Highly, highly recommended. – B. Brown

Thank you for your kindness and I really truly appreciate all that Berman & Simmons has done for me. – Client from Cumberland County

You are truly wonderful people
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

Extremely thorough and dedicated
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. – B. Redman

Thank you very much for representing me. I felt informed and at ease through the whole process. – Client from Cumberland County

Everyone truly listened to us
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

I would recommend this firm for sure. Very professional and helpful. – L. Griffin

You made it much easier
This has been a very long, very detailed case and I cannot thank you enough for everything that you have done. You were patient with me and made it much easier. – Client from York County

You helped me get back my dream
I want you to know how grateful I am for everyone who 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

You seem to understand human emotions so well
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

Thanks for your respectfulness
Thank you so very much for all of your hard work and respect in dealing with the details of my case. Thanks for 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

We are happy with your work and results. – Client from Aroostook County

Thank you for helping my friend’s family
I met you when you defended my best friend’s plane crash case in 2013. Thank you very much for helping my friend’s family. 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

They worked diligently to get me the best result
Berman & Simmons took on my malpractice case after I had gone through a traumatizing medical ordeal that ended in me becoming an above knee amputee. They worked diligently over the course of six plus years to get me the best ending result. I couldn’t be happier with how things went and the entire team at Berman & Simmons. Thank you all! – R. Ray

Thank you for all of your hard work you’ve done for our family
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.

We will definitely recommend you
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 Berman & Simmons. – 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

I felt taken care of
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

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 admire the patience and talents your exhibited
I wanted to simply say it was a pleasure working with you and I admire the patience and talents your exhibited. It was nice to have someone represent me in a case that could be considered relatively small, by true professionals. – Client from Cumberland County

Never once did I feel alone
Once the team got involved, never once did we feel like they don’t care or they’re in for themselves. We always knew they were in with us; that they were doing everything they could.  – N. Bigelow

Your actions were above and beyond anything we could imagine
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. We are all in a better place thanks to you. From our family and deep within our hearts we are so grateful and extend this thankfulness to all of you! – Client from Kennebec County

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

My experience was extremely positive
From start to finish, my experience 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. – S. Tarr

Quality and attention
I wanted you to know that I am really pleased with what you did for me. I am sure 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

Quality and attention
I wanted you to know that I am really pleased with what you did for me. I am sure 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

You can always trust a good friend
Anyone knows that a lawsuit takes time…that’s a given. During that timeframe 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

What you stated is exactly what you delivered
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. 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

They make you feel respected and valued
Having dealt with several law firms I can truly say Berman & Simmons surpasses them all in the way they treat their clients. They make you feel respected and valued. I felt treated with the utmost respect. Questions are answered promptly. All aspects of the case are explained.– S. Donnell

Your skills as a lawyer are truly impressive
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

This is a great law firm. – K. Bostwick

Compassion for others
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

I will highly recommend you
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 to all of my friends. – Client from York County

Thank you for the time and effort
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

Communication was first class
This company achieved an excellent result for us after my wife and myself were involved in a motor accident in NH. We hit by an uninsured motorist and amongst other injuries both of us had fractures to the spine. This was a huge problem, but owing to their efforts we had a most satisfactory outcome. Very good company to deal with, communication and consideration was first class. – M. Byrom

Thanks for your kindness and professionalism
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

Far exceeded our expectations
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. 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. – Client from Cumberland County

I felt informed and at ease
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

Expertise and the professional manner
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

A great listener and thoughtful
Berman & Simmons have made my first experience hiring a lawyer very fluid. From the initial meeting, and intake for my case, you have been a great listener, and thoughtful in helping me through the particulars. I needed someone who could speak on my behalf, and show careful decisiveness towards my goals. There is no doubt I will look to you if needed in the future. – T. McLain

Thank you for guiding me through difficult times
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 me and my wife. – Client from Lincoln County

You always tried to make it as easy a process as possible
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. 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

Thorough, clear, considerate and we had a challenging yet successful case. – C. Friar

Grateful for making this outcome the best it could be
I cannot express 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. – Client from York County

Expectations have been exceeded
I’ve used this firm twice now and my expectations have been exceeded every time. There were times when I wanted to settle and he would tell me, “this is a bad offer I can get you more money!” I listened to him and he was right. Over $100k in settlements received easily. – L. Fisher

Your pragmatic approach to my situation was quite helpful
Thank you for your time today and for talking through the various aspects of my daughter’s ATV injuries. You clearly are expert in this area of law and your pragmatic approach to my situation was quite helpful. – B. Kinkel

Surely one of the best in Maine!
Throughout the process, my lawyer and his two legal assistants were consistently calm, patient, friendly, and respectful; they deftly modeled the way to conduct a flawless and humane legal process for the client. I am deeply grateful for their superior expertise, reassurance, and encouragement along the way—and for the outcome. They were truly my team, surely one of the best in Maine! – V. Haskins