Maine Trial Lawyers Association
Maine Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) President Daniel Kagan is proud to announce that Anthony Tarricone will address the Maine Trial Lawyers Association at their annual meeting in Freeport on March 26, 2010. Tarricone, president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (also known as the American Association of Justice (AAJ)), will speak about how dire economic times are hurting access to justice as courts across the nation and in Maine are forced to reduce their hours or even shut down. Like MTLA in Maine, the AAJ works to preserve and protect the civil justice system to ensure that citizens across the nation have equal access to the courts. MTLA works with members of the state government to protect the rights of Maine people.
Also at the meeting, Kagan will address recent developments in the civil justice system to include new levels of cooperation between MTLA and the Maine Medical Association to improve communication between doctors and lawyers. MTLA’s work has resulted in further education for Maine attorneys about a new set of mandatory ethics rules in an effort to promote dignity, integrity, and the highest ethical standards of conduct, and increased efficiency of Mainecare reimbursement claims. At her 2010 State of the Judiciary Report to the Maine legislature, Chief Justice Saufley recognized the dedication of MTLA by stating, “[T]he work of Maine’s trial attorneys on behalf of injured people returns millions of dollars to Maine’s Medicaid accounts each year.”
Daniel Kagan, Esq. is a partner at Berman & Simmons who specializes in serious personal injury, products liability, and nursing home malpractice cases throughout Maine. Having achieved significant verdicts for Maine victims for over twenty years, Kagan is highly regarded for his skills and dedication within the trial lawyer community. He advocates for civil justice through his years of work on the governing board of AAJ and MTLA.