Berman & Simmons ranked top plaintiff’s firm in Maine

LEWISTON, Maine, June 20, 2016 – Berman & Simmons has once again been ranked by Chambers USA as the best law firm in Maine for the representation of plaintiffs.

The firm earned the highest possible ranking in the ‘Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff’ practice area, and was the only firm in Maine to be ranked in that practice area in the annual Chambers USA directory released this spring.

“They are well established and in a class by themselves,” the Chambers USA guide said in its summary of the firm.

Additionally, Chambers USA selected only seven individual lawyers in Maine for recognition as outstanding lawyers for plaintiffs. Four of the seven are from Berman & Simmons: Steven Silin of Freeport, Julian Sweet of Portland, Jodi Nofsinger of Portland, and Benjamin Gideon of Freeport.

Silin and Sweet were recognized as ‘Band 1’ lawyers, the highest possible ranking, in both the ‘Medical Malpractice’ and ‘Mainly Plaintiff’ categories. Nofsinger and Gideon were recognized in the ‘Medical Malpractice’ and ‘Mainly Plaintiff’ categories. Additionally, attorney Jack Simmons was honored as a ‘Senior Statesman,’ whose work has been pivotal to the firm’s success.

The rankings reflect the law firm’s longstanding reputation as the dominant firm in Maine for personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Based in Lewiston, the law firm has three regional offices and 17 attorneys serving clients throughout Maine.

“Berman & Simmons is committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients from the first meeting through jury verdict,” said Craig Bramley, Managing Director of the firm. “These rankings reflect that our attorneys have the skill to achieve outstanding results in the most complex and challenging cases. We’re proud that Chambers USA recognizes the diligence, professionalism and collaboration that our team brings to the table.”

Here are the Chambers USA editors’ comments about Berman & Simmons and its ranked lawyers:

What the team is known for

Prominent litigation boutique noted in the state for its preeminence in the representation of plaintiffs. Excels in complex trial work and is a go-to firm for medical and professional malpractice disputes as well as personal injury cases. Also a standout practice for product liability claims.


“They are well established and in a class by themselves.”

Notable practitioners

Steven Silin is highly esteemed for his work on behalf of plaintiffs in personal injury matters and is also recognized for his strengths in product liability and medical malpractice cases. “He is absolutely top-tier quality,” declares one admiring source.

Julian Sweet has a fine track record representing plaintiffs in both personal injury and professional negligence cases. Sources are quick to celebrate his meticulous approach and excellent preparation on matters.

Jodi Nofsinger is renowned for her strengths acting on behalf of plaintiffs and is recognized for her expert counsel in personal injury cases. She is also regularly sought after for her expertise in medical malpractice disputes.

Benjamin Gideon is an acclaimed figure in the market and elicits praise from interviews for his creativity and thoughtful approach to matters. He regularly acts for clients in medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability cases at both state and federal level.