Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Berman & Simmons Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America Lists

    Berman & Simmons, the top ranked law firm in Maine for the representation of plaintiffs in civil cases, is pleased to announce that six lawyers have been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America and two lawyers have received Lawyer of the Year awards. The Best Lawyers in America® has published their list for over three decades and has become […]

  • Dairy Farmers’ Blood Tests High For “Forever Chemicals”

    Arundel, Maine – August 15, 2019 — Blood tests for Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) performed on Fred and Laura Stone, the owners of the family dairy farm in Arundel, Maine, which was shut down due to PFAS contamination, has revealed significantly elevated levels of PFAS in their blood. Previous testing at the Stone property revealed high levels of one […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Susan Faunce Is First Maine Attorney Selected for AAJ’s National Leadership Academy

    Berman & Simmons attorney Susan Faunce is one of just 18 attorneys selected nationally for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2019 Leadership Academy, an initiative to cultivate future leaders. As the first lawyer in Maine selected for this competitive program, Susan has been identified as a rising star among AAJ members and will be attending three intensive leadership training […]

  • Berman and Simmons Attorney Mike Bigos Spoke at National Trial Lawyers Meeting on Helping Sex Abuse Victims

    Berman and Simmons attorney Mike Bigos presented at the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) annual convention. He spoke on finding insurance coverage for victims of sexual abuse and how to win cases against universities, churches, the Boy Scouts, the Salvation Army, and others. 3,000 trial lawyers from across the country attended the meeting in San Diego July 27-30, 2019. Bigos […]

  • Attorney Authors Op-ed: Let Soldiers Sue

    A Berman & Simmons attorney authored this op-ed in support of a bill that would amend the Feres Doctrine and give active military the ability to bring medical malpractice claims to court and to finally seek justice. This opinion piece was published in the Portland Press Herald. Let Soldiers Sue In 1946 Congress passed the Federal Tort Claims Act, or […]

  • Maine Inmate Leads Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Lifesaving Hepatitis C Treatment to Hundreds of Prisoners

    A Maine State Prison inmate is leading a class action lawsuit to ensure all prisoners in the state system with Hepatitis C Virus (“HCV”) have access to life-saving medication. Mathiew Loisel is the lead plaintiff in the case against, among others, the Maine Department of Corrections (DOC), and Wellpath LLC, a private company that contracts with the State of Maine […]

  • Berman & Simmons Earns Chambers USA Honors

    Berman & Simmons has again been ranked by Chambers USA as the best law firm in Maine for the representation of plaintiffs. Five Berman & Simmons attorneys received awards in 2019 as well: • Steven Silin and Julian Sweet are recognized as “Band 1” lawyers in medical malpractice and mainly plaintiff; • Jodi Nofsinger is recognized for medical malpractice and […]

  • Berman & Simmons’ Trek Across Maine Team Raises Over $5,500

    Berman & Simmons, the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine, helped raise over $5,500 for the 2019 Trek Across Maine, a three-day cycling event in June that benefits the American Lung Association (ALA). The team began and ended the ride at Brunswick Landing. This year’s new 180-mile tour takes riders through Farmington and Colby College in […]

  • AAJ Honors Berman & Simmons Attorney Daniel Kagan with Prestigious Certificate of Recognition

    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has honored one of its governors, Berman & Simmons attorney Daniel Kagan, with a Certificate of Recognition for 2019. The AAJ Certificate of Recognition acknowledges AAJ members for their outstanding service to the organization. Just ten of the organization’s 56,000 members received this distinction. The AAJ’s mission is to promote a fair and effective […]

  • Berman & Simmons Secures $750,000 Settlement for Pedestrian Brain Injury Victim

    A $750,000 settlement was awarded to a woman injured in a bicycle accident. The victim was crossing an intersection in downtown Camden, Maine when she was struck by a bicycle rider who had been riding dangerously, weaving through traffic and failed to yield the right of way. The victim suffered a skull fracture, traumatic brain injury, memory problems, and other […]

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