Berman & Simmons in the News, 1st 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 first quarter of 2022 spotlights the many ways in which we’re helping Mainers find justice and recover compensation after experiencing a serious personal injury.

Notable Client Work

Berman & Simmons attorney Travis Brennan represents Eric Jabbusch in a negligence case against Cianbro.  Eric nearly died when he was crushed underneath five tons of steel pilings while working a construction job on I-95 in July 2020. Dubbed “Miracle Man” by the first responders to the scene, Eric has permanent disabilities due to the catastrophic injuries he suffered that day. The following articles describe how Cianbro failed to follow safety procedures that would have prevented the incident.

  • Bangor Daily News

‘Miracle Man’ sues Cianbro over injuries he suffered when pilings crushed him during I-95 bridge work

  • Portland Press Herald

Injured construction worker alleges negligence in lawsuit against Cianbro


Man seriously injured in 2020 construction accident sues Cianbro


Maine man sues Cianbro after being crushed by pilings at construction site

  • Yahoo News

Injured construction worker alleges negligence in lawsuit against Cianbro

Trauma-informed lawyering is a new and invaluable tool for Maine lawyers, one that Berman & Simmons attorneys Michael Bigos and Elizabeth A. Kayatta have embraced as leaders of the firm’s Sex Abuse Survivors Practice Group. The general principles of trauma-informed lawyering stand to benefit attorneys across all practice areas— from probate law, to domestic relations, to criminal defense—by reframing common interactions to equalize the power imbalance between attorney and client. The pair co-authored an article describing what trauma-informed lawyering is and how it benefits clients in the February 24 issue of Maine Lawyers Review.