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The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project , Maine’s only statewide provider of free and low-cost legal assistance to immigrants and refugees, selected Berman & Simmons as the Pro Bono Firm of the Year for 2017. In addition, ILAP named Berman & Simmons attorney Alicia Curtis as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. The awards were presented at the Maine State Bar Association’s Legal Year in Review on November 16 at the Augusta Civic Center. They... More
Timothy Kenlan of Lewiston, an attorney at the Berman & Simmons law firm, has joined the board of directors of the Trinity Jubilee Center . Located in downtown Lewiston, the Trinity Jubilee Center is a non-profit, secular organization that provides services and advocacy for underserved populations including the poor, elderly, homeless, immigrants, and refugees. The center’s five programs — the Meals Program, Food Pantry, Day Shelter, Resource Center, and Refugee Integration Program — serve more... More
Berman & Simmons attorneys Benjamin Gideon and Alicia Curtis will once again serve as faculty for the Legal Year in Review seminar and webcast hosted by the Maine State Bar Association . The event will be held on Nov. 16 at the Augusta Civic Center. The presentation by Gideon and Curtis will cover a wide range of topics in the field of civil procedure and evidence, including recent rule changes and significant changes in the... More
Michael Bigos, Berman & Simmons
On Sept. 26, a jury in Rockland, Maine, awarded $200,000 to a man from Knox County whose hand was seriously injured during a hit-and-run incident. The verdict in favor of 22-year-old Adam Feener concluded a three-day civil trial at Knox County Superior Court, before Justice Joyce Wheeler. Attorney Michael Bigos of Berman & Simmons represented Feener, of Hope, Maine, in the trial against Concord Insurance Group, The Main Street America Group, and Progressive Insurance Company... More
LEWISTON, PORTLAND, and BANGOR, Maine , Nov. 8, 2017 – Berman & Simmons has been selected as a Tier 1 law firm for its core practice areas, in rankings announced this month by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Berman & Simmons received Tier 1 rankings — the highest possible designation — in medical malpractice law for plaintiffs, personal injury litigation for plaintiffs, and commercial litigation. The annual Best Law Firms directory includes rankings based on... More
Alicia F. Curtis, lawyer at Berman & Simmons
The federal district court has announced a few changes to the local rules, effective December 1, 2017. A number of these rule changes were announced in June, and the proposed changes were summarized on this website at that time. These changes affect attorney discipline, and prevent attorneys admitted only conditionally to the Maine bar, from admission to the federal bar. More
New England Super Lawyers has selected 11 Berman & Simmons attorneys for its 2017 directory, which recognizes the top 5 percent of lawyers for individual excellence in their practice areas. Attorneys Benjamin Gideon, Daniel Kagan, Jodi Nofsinger, Steven Silin, and Julian Sweet were recognized as ‘Super Lawyers’ for excellence in representing clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Attorneys Taylor Asen, Travis Brennan, Miriam Johnson, Timothy Kenlan, Dov Sacks, and Esther Yoo were recognized... More
BANGOR, Maine , Oct. 27, 2017 — A jury in Bangor today awarded $2 million to a Penobscot County man in a medical malpractice case against Eastern Maine Medical Center and a hand surgeon. The verdict in favor of Robbie Nason, 49, of Greenbush, concluded a weeklong civil trial at Penobscot County Superior Court. Attorneys Jodi Nofsinger and Susan Faunce of Berman & Simmons represented Nason in the case against defendants EMMC, and Dr. Timothy... More
Daniel Kagan, Berman & Simmons
Berman & Simmons attorney Daniel Kagan will give a presentation at the Fall Trial Lawyers Seminar held by the Maine Trial Lawyers Association , on Nov. 3 in Portland. The seminar is titled “Yin/Yang: The View From Both Sides.” Here’s a description: “This year's program features conversations between great Defense and Plaintiff Attorneys about the strategies and critical issues surrounding case selection, trial preparation, and trial on some of the most important areas of civil... More
Berman & Simmons attorneys Benjamin Gideon and Travis Brennan were featured presenters at an educational program for lawyers held by the Maine State Bar Association. “Trial Masters: Breakthroughs, Insights and Strategic Thinking In Trial Practice” was held in Freeport on Oct. 17. Lawyers who attended the daylong program earned credits from the MSBA’s Continuing Legal Education Program. Attorney Gideon was also the organizer of the event. He recruited leading trial attorneys and judges from around... More
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