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Jodi Nofsinger, Berman & Simmons
Attorney Jodi Nofsinger of Berman & Simmons was featured in the June edition of Trial Magazine, the national magazine of the American Association for Justice. The edition focused on issues of diversity in the law. Nofsinger wrote a powerful and heartfelt essay about her path to becoming a lawyer, and how her decision in 1990 to come out as a gay woman — at a time when such a decision carried even more personal and... More
Susan Faunce, Berman & Simmons
LEWISTON, Maine , July 10, 2017 — Washington D.C.-based American Association for Justice (AAJ) has appointed attorney Susan Faunce of Berman & Simmons to serve as state delegate for Maine. Faunce will serve a three-year term. The announcement was made by attorney Daniel Kagan, also of Berman & Simmons, Maine’s senior governor for the AAJ. “I’m honored and excited to serve as a state delegate to the AAJ,” Faunce said. “As trial lawyers, we are... More
Daniel Kagan, Berman & Simmons
Daniel Kagan , an attorney with the Berman & Simmons law firm, was interviewed this week by WGME TV in Portland for a segment about the hazards posed by defective Takata airbags. The segment was produced by investigative reporter Jon Chrisos of WGME TV’s I-Team. Click on the link to watch the full segment: “ Thousands of Mainers still waiting for a fix for recalled airbags ” Here’s an excerpt from the segment: Dan Kagan... More
Berman & Simmons is looking for highly motivated, intellectually curious law students for our summer associate program . This 10-week-program will start in our Lewiston office in the summer of 2018. Participants will be paid a competitive salary, while gaining hands-on experience. Responsibilities could include but not be limited to client meetings, writing and research, trial strategy and preparation, assistance with depositions, mediations, trials, and other proceedings At Berman & Simmons, our law student summer... More
Alicia F. Curtis, lawyer at Berman & Simmons
Maine Rule of Civil Procedure 77(c) has been changed effective May 30, 2017. The change is minor, but reflects the move towards unifying the civil and criminal courts. Previously, chiefs of the respective trial courts set hours for the court clerks in each branch. Now, the Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court sets all the clerks’ hours, by administrative order. There are also a few changes proposed for the Maine federal district court... More
Daniel Kagan, Berman & Simmons
AUGUSTA, Maine , June 16, 2017 – A jury this week awarded $131,000 in damages to a Readfield, Maine, man who was seriously injured in a rear-end crash in Augusta in 2014. The verdict in favor of 39-year-old Isaiah Stephan concluded a two-day civil trial held at the Capital Judicial Center. Trial lawyer Daniel Kagan of Berman & Simmons represented Stephan. He said the jury verdict covers Stephan’s medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering... More
LEWISTON, Maine , June 6, 2017 – Berman & Simmons has once again been ranked as the best law firm in Maine for representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases and other civil disputes. The firm was the only one in the state to be ranked in the ‘Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff’ practice area by Chambers, the London-based publisher of global law firm rankings, in its 2017 Chambers USA directory released May 26. Additionally, Chambers selected only... More
Susan Faunce of Berman & Simmons
Berman & Simmons attorney Susan Faunce will participate in a panel discussion for prospective law students on June 2, as part of an innovative summer program run by the University of Maine School of Law . The law school’s Discover Law PLUS Program is a summer immersion program for college undergraduates to learn about the legal profession. The program is designed primarily for students of color, immigrants, low-income students, and students from rural areas, with... More
Jodi Nofsinger of Berman & Simmons
The Berman & Simmons law firm has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Penobscot Community Health Care clinic in Brewer, Maine, claiming the clinic’s negligence contributed to the death of a middle school teacher in 2015. Attorney Jodi Nofsinger filed the lawsuit this month in U.S. District Court in Bangor. Nofsinger represents Christopher Michaud, 43, of Holden. Michaud’s wife, Andrea Michaud, went to the clinic on April 11, 2015, with chest pain and other symptoms... More
PORTLAND, Maine, April 7, 2017 — The Berman & Simmons law firm released a statement today on behalf of Justin Perry of Steep Falls, regarding the indictment of Philip Macri for manslaughter in the death of Perry’s wife. Rebecca Perry, 38, was killed in a car crash in Windham on Dec. 1 . Justin and Rebecca’s daughter, 15-year-old Gretchen Perry, was seriously injured. According to police, Macri had cocaine in his system and was speeding... More