Berman & Simmons in the News, 2nd 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 2nd quarter of 2022 spotlights the many ways in which we’re helping Mainers find justice and recover compensation after experiencing serious personal injury.

Firm News

Upon being named president of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association MaineBiz sat down with attorney Susan Faunce for an interview about the personal and professional experiences that shape her work.

Susan was named in these two columns:

The Portland Press Herald also sought commentary from Attorney Faunce upon the swearing in of Rick Lawrence as Maine’s first Black Supreme Judicial Court justice. She previously clerked in the Lewiston District Court where Lawrence served as a judge.

Rick Lawrence sworn in as Maine’s first Black Supreme Judicial Court justice

Notable Client Work

Attorney Alicia Curtis took on Amazon this quarter when they filed a multi count negligence suit on behalf of the family of a Woolwich man who was killed by a delivery driver working for an Amazon subcontractor. Described as a “chameleon carrier” these trucking companies are known safety offenders that never should be on the road.

The firm’s ongoing representation of survivors of child sexual abuse reached a milestone this quarter with the first civil cases in Maine to be filed since the statute of limitations was lifted last year. The legal team of Michael Bigos, Elizabeth Kayatta, and Joseph Gousse sued Maine’s Catholic Archdiocese on behalf of three men who were minors when they were abused by priests and clergy.