Berman & Simmons lawyers appointed to state, national posts

LEWISTON, Maine – Two partners at the Berman & Simmons law firm have been named as leaders within the American Association for Justice, the preeminent national organization for trial lawyers.

Michael Bigos and Benjamin Gideon were selected for the posts by the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.  Bigos, a resident of Auburn, was named as a Revitalization Governor for the AAJ Board of Governors. This position is reserved for only one lawyer in each state. Gideon, a Portland native who now lives in Freeport, was named as a State Delegate.

Bigos and Gideon join a third partner at Berman & Simmons, Daniel Kagan, in service to the American Association for Justice. Kagan, also of Freeport, has served on the AAJ Board of Governors since 1998.

Berman & Simmons, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, is the statewide leader in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and other plaintiffs’ cases.

The mission of the American Association for Justice is to ensure that victims of negligence or wrongdoing have full access to justice in the court system, even when taking on the most powerful interests. The Association provides information, professional support and a network to help trial lawyers best represent their clients.


Berman & Simmons, P.​A.​ is a sixteen-attorney firm with offices in Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor, Maine.​ The firm has represented the people of Maine in all types of plaintiff’s cases for 100 years. Berman & Simmons has been listed under all litigation headings in Best Lawyers in America since its first publication and has been cited in Chambers USA as “the best plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice firm in Maine.​”