Berman & Simmons lawyers named “Lawyer of the Year” for their practice areas

LEWISTON, Maine, Aug. 18, 2014 – Three lawyers at Berman & Simmons have been named as “Lawyer of the Year” for their practice areas, in a report issued this week by Best Lawyers in America® 2015. In addition, five other Berman & Simmons lawyers were individually honored for excellence in the legal profession.

  • John Sedgewick was named the Lawyer of the Year in central Maine for product liability litigation for plaintiffs.
  • Daniel Kagan was named the Lawyer of the Year in central Maine for personal injury litigation for plaintiffs.
  • Jodi Nofsinger was named the Lawyer of the Year in central Maine for medical malpractice litigation for plaintiffs.

According to Best Lawyers®: “These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Overall, eight Berman & Simmons attorneys were individually selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of the publication, which was created in 1983.

Benjamin Gideon was named for Civil Rights Law, Personal Injury, and Product Liability; Daniel Kagan for Personal Injury and Product Liability; Jodi Nofsinger for Medical Malpractice; William D. Robitzek for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Personal Injury; John Sedgewick for Product Liability; Steven Silinfor Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury; Jack Simmons for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Product Liability; Julian Sweet for Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury.

Best Lawyers® is based on peer review surveys. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be included, the listings are recognized as a trusted source for referrals within the industry.