Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Eleven Berman & Simmons Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

    Eleven Berman & Simmons attorneys have been selected to the 2023 New England Super Lawyers list, including two joining its 2023 New England Rising Stars list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor, and the Rising Stars list is even more […]

  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Lake Region School District, Superintendent, and Teacher

    Michael Strecker was just 17 years old when he died on September 12, 2021, during a school-sponsored senior class hiking trip on South Baldface Mountain in New Hampshire. Berman & Simmons attorney Michael Bigos is leading the legal team bringing suit against Lake Region School District (MSAD #61), Superintendent Alan Smith, and humanities teacher Jessica K. Daggett on behalf of […]

  • Berman & Simmons Represented Six More Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Against Maine’s Roman Catholic Church

    With the filing of six new lawsuits, Berman & Simmons has now 30 civil cases pending against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Maine. The assaults that form the basis for the complaints occurred in a variety of venues, including at churches and diocesan schools, over decades, stemming […]

  • Gun Maker SIG Sauer Sued for Alleged Malfunctions, Shooting On-duty Maine Sheriff’s Deputy in Leg

      Filing suit against gun maker Sig Sauer  Five years after his family endured a tragedy that captivated Maine for several weeks in 2018, David A. Cole, the son of late Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Eugene Cole, filed suit against New Hampshire-based gun maker Sig Sauer, alleging that, in 2022, its widely distributed P320 pistol unintentionally discharged, shooting Cole […]

  • Maine’s Residential Care System Fails Ailing Seniors, Raising Concerns about Medical Standards

    A policy change enacted in the mid-1990s aimed at reducing Maine’s reliance on nursing homes has led to a transformation of the elder care system. The number of nursing home beds decreased while the number of residential care facilities doubled, accommodating elderly residents with significant medical needs. However, an investigation by The Maine Monitor and ProPublica reveals that these facilities, […]

  • Berman & Simmons in the News, 2nd Quarter 2023

      Whether online, in print, or on TV, we’re proud our important work is routinely featured in the region’s top news forums and shared nationally. This recap of media coverage during the second quarter of 2023 spotlights the many ways in which we’re helping our clients find justice and recover fair compensation after experiencing a serious personal injury due to […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Christopher Boots Graduates from MSBA Leadership Academy

    Berman & Simmons is proud to announce that Attorney Christopher Boots has successfully completed the Maine State Bar Association (MSBA) Leadership Academy for 2023. This accomplishment underscores Attorney Boots’ commitment to professional growth and leadership within the legal community. Leadership Academy participants gain skills to enhance their careers The MSBA Leadership Academy is a selective program that aims to develop […]

  • Attorney Chuck Hehmeyer’s Case Earns 19th Spot on the Annual Northeast Top Verdicts & Settlements List of 2022

      Verdict in “Sweigart v. Voyager Trucking Corp earns recognition The $25 million jury award to a motorcyclist grievously injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer truck earned Berman & Simmons attorney Charles “Chuck” Hehmeyer inclusion in The Legal Intelligencer annual “2022 Northeast Top Verdicts & Settlements.” The verdict in “Sweigart v. Voyager Trucking Corp” earned the 19th spot on […]

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