LEWISTON, Maine, Aug. 19, 2015 – 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® 2016. Overall, six Berman & Simmons lawyers were individually honored for excellence in the legal profession.
- Steven Silin was named a Maine “Lawyer of the Year” for medical malpractice law for plaintiffs.
- Benjamin Gideon was named a Maine “Lawyer of the Year” for personal injury litigation for plaintiffs.
- Daniel Kagan was named a Maine “Lawyer of the Year” for product liability 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, six Berman & Simmons attorneys were individually selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of the publication.
Benjamin Gideon was recognized for Civil Rights Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Product Liability; Daniel Kagan for Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Product Liability; Jodi Nofsinger for Medical Malpractice; Steven Silin for Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury; Jack Simmons for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Product Liability; Julian Sweet for Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury.
Attorneys Silin, Simmons, and Sweet have been recognized by Best Lawyers each year for more than 20 years, demonstrating the firm’s consistent record for excellence over a long period of time. Less than 5 percent of all lawyers in the nation are recognized by Best Lawyers. The annual listings are based on extensive peer and client surveys. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be included, and the listings are recognized as a trusted source for referrals within the industry.
Best Lawyers and US News & World Report also publish an annual listing of the “Best Law Firms.” That publication has recognized Berman & Simmons several times, including the 2015 report, as a national first-tier firm in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and general litigation.