Berman & Simmons earned the highest of rankings in Chambers & Partners USA, a leading guide to America’s law firms and attorneys. Berman & Simmons was commended for being, “a niche firm that is widely cited as the standout plaintiffs’ firm in the state” and “excellent plaintiffs’ trial lawyers.” Six attorneys were also individually recognized by Chambers & Partners USA.
Jack Simmons, ranked as a Senior Statesman, was recognized as “a giant of the trial bar.” William Robitzek, ranked in band 1, was described as being a highly experienced litigator in the field of personal injury. Steven Silin, ranked in band 1, was praised for his extensive trial experience in the area of complex and catastrophic personal injury. Julian Sweet, ranked in band 1, was commended for being a “top-notch attorney” who achieves excellent results for his clients. Jodi Nofsinger, ranked in band 1, was praised as a “terrific attorney” who is highly regarded by peers. Benjamin Gideon was recognized for focusing on civil rights, nursing home negligence, and product liability matters.
Jack H. Simmons has been an active trial lawyer since his admission to the bar in 1964. He has tried numerous complex medical malpractice cases, various tort cases, and significant criminal cases. Mr. Simmons has been listed in The Best Lawyer in America for Litigation in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Business, and Criminal and is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a former member and chairperson on the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence and Rules of Civil Procedure.
William D. Robitzek has established himself as one of Maine’s top trial lawyers. His practice spans the areas of personal injury, professional malpractice, and complex litigation. Mr. Robitzek is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Business litigation and Personal Injury litigation and is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Robitzek is a frequent lecturer on the law and serves as an Adjunct Professor at University of Maine School of Law, where he teaches on the subject of trial practice.
Steven D. Silin specializes in claims involving catastrophic injury and medical malpractice, and has obtained some of the highest jury verdicts in Maine history. He was recently named “Maine’s Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” for 2009 by Best Lawyers in America, where he is listed for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice litigation. Mr. Silin has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 2002. He is a Past President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Julian L. Sweet specializes in complex medical malpractice cases. In 2001, Mr. Sweet obtained the largest verdict in Maine history for a medical malpractice plaintiff of $9 million. More recently, he obtained a $7.9 million verdict in a malpractice case involving birth injury. He was recently recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers by New England Super Lawyers—the only plaintiff’s lawyer in Maine to receive this honor. Mr. Sweet is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice litigation. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 2004 and is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Jodi L. Nofsinger specializes in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. She has successfully handled a variety of personal injury and medical malpractice cases through trial in most counties in Maine. Ms. Nofsinger has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for medical malpractice and is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and is the President Elect. She has served as an Adjuct Professor at the University of Maine School of Law, for Trial Advocacy.
Benjamin R. Gideon represents injured persons throughout Maine in cases involving personal injury, products liability, nursing home litigation, and civil rights. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Yale Law School. He is a member of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine School of Law. He is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell