LEWISTON, Maine, September 30, 2014 – Attorney Dov Sacks, a New York native who has spent the past seven years representing low-income clients in Philadelphia, has joined the Berman & Simmons law firm.
Sacks was a top scholar at Harvard College and at The George Washington University Law School, where he earned his J.D. in 2007.
At Berman & Simmons, Sacks will work closely with attorney Benjamin Gideon, one of Maine’s leading personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers. Sacks officially joins the firm on October 6 and will work in the Lewiston office. His wife Cara is originally from midcoast Maine, and the family has many relatives and friends in the state. Sacks said he and his wife are thrilled to settle in Maine. He is excited to begin his work with Berman & Simmons, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
“I love the idea of tackling the most complex challenges, delving into complicated medical and personal injury cases, and providing clients with the best results,” Sacks said. The chance to work alongside Gideon and the other talented attorneys at Berman & Simmons on behalf of aggrieved and injured Mainers, he said, is “a tremendous honor but also a great responsibility that I take very seriously.”
Sacks was a Presidential Scholar from the state of Florida, as well as valedictorian of Pine Crest Preparatory School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At GWU Law, he won the prestigious Richard C. Lewis, Jr. Memorial Award, “for extraordinary dedication to clinics, and unusual compassion and humanity toward clients and colleagues.” The award was presented to only one student in a graduating class of more than 500.
Since 2007, Sacks has been a staff attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia. He has represented victims of mortgage fraud and unfair business practices, homeowners facing foreclosure, and parents fighting to preserve their parental rights in Family Court.
Sacks and his wife have a young daughter. Besides spending time with family, he enjoys running, tennis, and other outdoor activities.