Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Travis Brennan Secures $1.2 Million Verdict in Medical Negligence Case

    Cary Medical Center ordered to compensate Patricia Akerson for painful, unnecessary injuries after failing to properly treat internal bleeding in her leg. An Aroostook County jury found Cary Medical Center staff failed to properly monitor and treat Patricia Akerson’s internal bleeding in her leg and awarded her $1.2 million in damages to compensate her for serious injuries to her leg, […]

  • Two Inspiring Maine Teens Honored with Inaugural Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Award

    A high school football player fighting domestic violence. A Somali teen working to combat the stigmas facing her peers. This is the work of Dominic Ferry of Naples and Zamzam Elmoge of Lewiston, two inspiring young people being celebrated by Berman & Simmons today in its inaugural Youth Leaders Award. The Youth Leaders Award gives eligible Maine student advocates who […]

  • Jury Awards Sanford Man $250,000 for Injuries Sustained in a Fall at a Home Construction Site

    A York County jury awarded Brent Bouchard $250,000 in damages for injuries he sustained after falling through a hole in a home under construction. Mr. Bouchard’s attorney Travis Brennan of Berman & Simmons argued that homeowner Justin Gowen, a carpenter, failed to take basic safety precautions to protect visitors and workers from the safety hazard created by the hole at […]

  • Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 Attorneys from Berman & Simmons

    New England Super Lawyers has selected 10 Berman & Simmons attorneys for its 2019 directory, which recognizes the region’s top five percent of lawyers for individual excellence in their practice areas. Attorneys Julian Sweet, Steven Silin, Daniel Kagan, Jodi Nofsinger, Benjamin Gideon, and Michael Bigos were each recognized as ‘Super Lawyers’ for excellence in representing clients in personal injury and […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Elizabeth Kayatta Addresses Changes in Wrongful Death Law

    Berman & Simmons attorney Elizabeth Kayatta addressed the Maine Trial Lawyers Association 2019 Fall Seminar with a presentation: “Wrongful Death or Sudden Death: How Probate Code Changes Impact Beneficiaries in Wrongful Death Cases.” Kayatta zeroed in on the complex changes that the Maine’s new Uniform Probate Code has imposed upon the litigation of wrongful death claims, explaining specifically: – Wrongful […]

  • Benchmark Litigation Recommends Berman & Simmons and Key Attorneys

    Berman & Simmons has been recognized as one of seven law firms that are “Highly Recommended” by Benchmark Litigation. Now in its 12th year of publishing, Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. Benchmark Litigation has also recognized four attorneys as “Local Litigation Stars”: Benjamin Gideon, James O’Connell, Steven Silin, and Julian Sweet. Additionally, […]

  • Berman & Simmons Champions Robbie Foundation’s “No Limits Run-Walk-Roll” Event

    Brunswick, ME September 22, 2019 — Berman & Simmons, the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine, is a champion sponsor of the Robbie Foundation’s “No Limits Run-Walk-Roll” 5K for the fourth consecutive year. The event takes place at Bowdoin College in Brunswick on Sept. 22. “No Limits” is a major fundraiser for the Robbie Foundation, a […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America Lists

    Berman & Simmons, the top ranked law firm in Maine for the representation of plaintiffs in civil cases, is pleased to announce that six lawyers have been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America and two lawyers have received Lawyer of the Year awards. The Best Lawyers in America® has published their list for over three decades and has become […]

  • Dairy Farmers’ Blood Tests High For “Forever Chemicals”

    Arundel, Maine – August 15, 2019 — Blood tests for Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) performed on Fred and Laura Stone, the owners of the family dairy farm in Arundel, Maine, which was shut down due to PFAS contamination, has revealed significantly elevated levels of PFAS in their blood. Previous testing at the Stone property revealed high levels of one […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Susan Faunce Is First Maine Attorney Selected for AAJ’s National Leadership Academy

    Berman & Simmons attorney Susan Faunce is one of just 18 attorneys selected nationally for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2019 Leadership Academy, an initiative to cultivate future leaders. As the first lawyer in Maine selected for this competitive program, Susan has been identified as a rising star among AAJ members and will be attending three intensive leadership training […]