Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • TRIAL WIN: Berman & Simmons Partners Travis Brennan and Dov Sacks Secure Unanimous $5 Million Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict for Bowdoinham Man

    On Friday, September 23, a Cumberland County jury awarded Joshua Desjardins of Bowdoinham $5 Million, as part of a unanimous verdict that found Mid Coast Hospital of Brunswick, Maine was liable for the medical negligence of BlueWater Emergency Partners of Maine. This is the first civil jury trial in Cumberland County since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic.  Attorneys Travis […]

  • Nine Berman & Simmons Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers List

    Berman & Simmons is pleased to announce that nine lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, four attorneys are included in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and attorneys Daniel Kagan and James O’Connell are named 2023 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year. This is the fifth time that Attorney […]

  • Berman & Simmons in the News, 2nd Quarter 2022

    Whether online, in print, or on TV, we’re proud our important work is routinely featured in Maine’s top news forums. This recap of media coverage during the 2nd quarter of 2022 spotlights the many ways in which we’re helping Mainers find justice and recover compensation after experiencing serious personal injury. Firm News Upon being named president of the Maine Trial […]

  • Attorney Travis Brennan Presented at the MTLA Conference

    Berman & Simmons attorney Travis M. Brennan was a featured speaker at the Maine Trial Lawyers’ Presque Isle conference held on July 15, 2022.  Attorney Brennan has extensive experience successfully litigating wrongful death cases. His presentation “Wrongful Death Cases: New Developments Regarding the Recovery of Pecuniary Losses” will focus on new developments regarding the types of damages that parties can […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Susan Faunce Featured in MaineBiz

    Attorney Susan Faunce was recently featured in MaineBiz “On the Record” with a Q&A about her life experiences and inspirations that contributed to her becoming a fierce advocate for her clients. Susan tells MaineBiz Renee C. about what it was like for her to experience racism while growing up, and how she enjoys the intellectual challenge of medical malpractice cases. […]

  • Attorney Michael Bigos and Team File Civil Complaints Against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland

    A team of Berman & Simmons attorneys led by attorney Michael Bigos is representing three survivors of childhood sexual abuse by four different Catholic clergy and one lay educator/confirmation officer. They have recently filed civil complaints against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland seeking damages, which are believed to be the first civil suits to be filed since the Maine […]

  • Attorney Travis Brennan Featured in the Maine Bar Journal

    Berman & Simmons attorney Travis Brennan takes a close look at the Kennelly decision in the spring 2022 issue of the Maine Bar Journal. The Law Court decision concluded that the Plaintiff could not obtain redacted operative reports of third parties to prove a surgeon’s negligence. In his article, Travis highlights the ways in which the Law Court’s decision is inconsistent with […]

  • Maine Board of Overseers Appoints Berman & Simmons Attorney Mike Bigos to Professional Ethics Commission

    Berman & Simmons attorney Michael T. Bigos has been appointed to the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, Professional Ethics Commission. Created by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 1978 the Board of Overseers governs the conduct of lawyers, covering relationships with clients, the general public, other members of the legal profession, the courts and other state agencies. When […]

  • Introducing Practice Builder–Helpful Wisdom and Insights for Maine’s New Attorneys

    Torts. Property. Con Law. Legal Writing. Internships. And the “hits keep coming.” Let’s face it, future attorneys learn a lot during law school. From understanding how to “read” and “speak” the language of the law to moot court and experiential learning. Many young future attorneys graduate with confidence in their abilities. But soon, as reality sets in and the supportive […]

Berman & Simmons: No To Racism