Berman & Simmons is pleased to announce that nine lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, four attorneys are included in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and attorneys Daniel Kagan and James O’Connell are named 2023 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year.
This is the fifth time that Attorney Kagan has received the designation of Lawyer of the Year. One of Maine’s leading trial lawyers, he has a record of jury trial verdicts in the millions of dollars, representing clients in serious and complex wrongful death, products liability, and personal injury claims. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of traumatic brain injury and patient advocacy.
Attorney O’Connell has successfully negotiated hundreds of settlements and has won numerous jury trial verdicts throughout Maine, including several high-profile catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Both attorneys O’Connell and Kagan are members of the American Association for Justice and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, among other professional organizations.
Since it was first published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Recognized in over 75 countries, Best Lawyers lists are based on an exhaustive peer-review survey process. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The following Berman & Simmons plaintiff lawyers are named to 2023 The Best Lawyers in America list:
- Michael T. Bigos
- Craig A. Bramley
- Travis M. Brennan
- Susan A. Faunce
- Robert Furbish
- Daniel G. Kagan
- Jodi L. Nofsinger
- James E. O’Connell
- Steven D. Silin
The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list recognizes associates and other up-and-coming lawyers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States and includes these Berman & Simmons plaintiff lawyers, for a second consecutive year:
Berman & Simmons is Maine’s leading plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice firm. For over 100 years, we have helped clients who have been seriously injured due to no fault of their own. We represent people—no matter their circumstances or backgrounds—at the most difficult and challenging time in their lives. In turn, we take on the toughest of opponents, including insurance companies, large corporations, and established institutions. We give our clients the tools to find a path forward to recovery as we seek justice and accountability from those responsible for causing them harm. We have recovered over $1.25 billion for our injured clients.
Our unwavering commitment to justice has long put us on the cutting edge of the law. We have a proud tradition of successful advocacy before the Maine Courts and Legislature, enabling us to help affect meaningful changes to laws that have expanded the rights of all Mainers. Berman & Simmons has 18 lawyers and more than 40 staff members serving clients in Maine, New Hampshire, and throughout Northern New England.
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