Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Attorney Travis Brennan appointed to Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure

    Attorney Travis Brennan was appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to the Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. The committee is tasked with reviewing the Civil Rules and considering proposed changes to the Rules. Brennan works in the Lewiston office of Berman & Simmons, representing clients in claims involving medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death and defective products, […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Jodi Nofsinger Recognized by Super Lawyers

    New England Super Lawyers has selected Berman & Simmons attorney Jodi Nofsinger in its Top 100: 2018 New England Super Lawyers List and its Top 50: 2018 Women New England Super Lawyers List. This is Nofsinger’s seventh consecutive year being selected in the directory, which recognizes the top five percent of lawyers for individual excellence in their practice areas. Nofsinger […]

  • Berman & Simmons achieves significant settlement for maritime worker

    Berman & Simmons has successfully applied their expert knowledge of maritime law to achieve a significant settlement on behalf of their client who was severely injured while working at sea. Berman & Simmons represented a maritime worker who was hurt while working for a fishery when his dominant hand was pulled into an unguarded winch. He lost two fingers, and […]

  • Christopher Boots Joins Berman & Simmons

    Attorney Christopher Boots joined the Berman & Simmons law firm in June 2018, where he will represent clients in personal injury cases from the firm’s Lewiston office. A native of North Yarmouth, Maine, Boots graduated from the University of Chicago in 2010 and earned his law degree in 2014 from Stanford Law School, where he was active in the Stanford […]

  • Attorney Michael Bigos named MTLA President

    Attorney Michael Bigos was recently named President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.  As an accomplished trial attorney and former legislative staffer, Michael is excited to promote the cause of civil justice in capitols and courtrooms during his term. “2018 is an important election year for pro-civil justice candidates in Maine and the U.S.,” says Michael.  He will also prioritize civility in legal practice, and the highest quality legal education to meet the mission of the organization.

  • Alicia F. Curtis

    Recent proposed state/federal changes as of April 2018

    Appellate Rule 2A(d) now allows parties to order transcripts for an appeal through an online order form.  Previously, the online order form could only be used to order transcripts for a party’s own reference.  The online order form can be found at  The Advisory Note to the revised Rule 2A(d) makes it clear that the

  • Alicia F. Curtis

    Recent proposed state/federal changes as of May 2018

    The Local Rules Advisory Committee proposes a few minor changes to the Maine federal district court’s Local Rules.  The changes primarily affect the procedure under Local Rule 26 to request a hearing when parties are unable to resolve a discovery dispute themselves.  Under the new rule, parties must confer about the exact discovery materials to be submitted with the request for a hearing.  The request itself would be submitted electronically using a form provided by the court, rather than by letter as attorneys currently do.  The discovery hearing would be conducte

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