The seminar is titled “Yin/Yang: The View From Both Sides.”
Here’s a description: “This year’s program features conversations between great Defense and Plaintiff Attorneys about the strategies and critical issues surrounding case selection, trial preparation, and trial on some of the most important areas of civil practice. Plumb the depths of both plaintiff and defense perspectives on personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment cases.”
Kagan will speak about personal injury cases. Berman & Simmons lawyers frequently organize and present at seminars, workshops, and other educational programs offered for all Maine attorneys by the Maine State Bar Association and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.
These teaching efforts reflect the strong commitment of Berman & Simmons to the advancement of the law in Maine through legal education, and the firm’s good relationships with other law firms and solo practitioners around the state.
Kagan is one of Maine’s leading trial lawyers, with a record of jury verdicts and settlements in complex and difficult personal injury cases. Since joining Berman & Simmons in 1989, Kagan has often taken on controversial cases that play out in the public spotlight.
He is one of several lawyers in the firm who have achieved jury trial verdicts in excess of $1 million. His statewide practice emphasizes serious and complex wrongful death, products liability and personal injury matters. With a particular interest in mechanical, system and design failures, Kagan has won verdicts and settlements for victims killed or injured by all types of defectively designed or maintained machines, including vehicles such as ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, and rides.
Kagan is a contributing author for the guide to superior court practice in Maine on the topic of trial advocacy. He speaks frequently on tort law and trial advocacy at legal education seminars; and has authored several legal articles on a wide range of subjects, including maximizing recovery on complex cases, presentation of expert witnesses, and client communication. Kagan is actively involved with the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice.