Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Berman & Simmons Represents Arundel Dairy Farmers in First Maine Case Involving PFAS Contamination

    Berman & Simmons represents Fred and Laura Stone and Stoneridge Farm in claims relating to the contamination of their Arundel dairy farm with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals. Stoneridge Farm has been operated as a family-owned dairy farm for more than 100 years. Recent testing revealed high levels of PFOS and PFOA (specific types of PFAS chemicals) in the drinking […]

  • Attorney Benjamin Gideon Becomes Second Lawyer In Maine To Be Admitted To The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Berman & Simmons attorney Benjamin Gideon has been admitted to the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only, national organization of plaintiff attorneys.  The Inner Circle limits its membership to no more than 100 of the top plaintiff trial lawyers in the nation.  Attorney Gideon is only the second lawyer in Maine history to be invited to join this group. Membership […]

  • Military Veteran Awarded $150,000 for a Neck Injury Stemming from Car Crash

    AUBURN, Maine, April 16, 2019- An Androscoggin County jury awarded $150,000 in damages to Coleen Elias, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, two and a half years after she suffered a neck injury in a car collision. In November 2016, Elias was driving to work in Auburn after dropping her children at daycare when her car was struck by another driver […]

  • Maine Supreme Court Upholds $2 Million Jury Award

    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.

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Susan Faunce Appointed to the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

    Berman and Simmons attorney Susan Faunce has been appointed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine to serve on the Local Rules Advisory Committee, effective March 1. Chief District Judge Jon D. Levy made the announcement. The Local Rules Advisory Committee studies the rules of practice and makes recommendations to the Court concerning its rules and procedures […]

  • Berman and Simmons Attorney Mike Bigos Presents at National Trial Lawyers Meeting

    Berman and Simmons attorney Mike Bigos presented a legislative and political update to the Council of Presidents of state trial lawyer associations from across the country. The meeting was held at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) winter convention in Miami, Florida. Bigos discussed the recent election results, including a pro-civil justice Governor and majority in the State Senate. He […]

  • Berman and Simmons Attorney Susan Faunce Advocates for Women Lawyers

    Berman and Simmons Attorney Susan Faunce has been elected to serve as the Women’s Law Section representative on the Maine State Bar Association Board of Governors. This member-run committee provides women lawyers a forum to network, explore professional development opportunities and discuss issues of interest to women attorneys. Susan works in Berman and Simmons’ Lewiston office, representing client claims involving […]

  • Berman and Simmons Sponsors National Trial Competition

    The law firm Berman and Simmons continues to demonstrate its commitment to the community by sponsoring the New England Regional Tournament of the National Trial Competition hosted by The University of Maine School of Law February 7-10, 2019. The competition was established in 1975 to give up-and-coming law students the opportunity to gain experience in trial practice, help them to […]

  • Berman and Simmons Names Travis Brennan and Dov Sacks as new Partners

    The law firm of Berman & Simmons recently named trial attorneys Travis Brennan and Dov Sacks as its newest partners. Travis represents clients in claims involving medical malpractice, personal injury, and defective products. Since joining the firm in 2014 he has successfully litigated dozens of cases across Maine in both state and federal court. Travis’ work has been recognized by […]

  • Berman and Simmons Attorney Taylor Asen appointed to Maine Legislature’s Right to Know Advisory Committee

    Berman & Simmons Attorney Taylor Asen has been appointed by the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives to serve on the state’s Right to Know Advisory Committee. This committee is a resource concerning Maine’s Freedom of Access laws. Asen works in Berman and Simmons’ Lewiston office, representing client claims involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and dangerous drugs and medical […]