Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Attorney Elizabeth Kayatta Joins Berman & Simmons

    LEWISTON, Maine, Dec. 14, 2017 – Attorney Elizabeth Kayatta, a Maine native who has spent the past five years in Boston representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases and other civil disputes, has joined the Berman & Simmons law firm.

  • Michael Bigos, Berman & Simmons Jury awards $200K to Maine victim of hit-and-run driver

    On Sept. 26, a jury in Rockland, Maine, awarded $200,000 to a man from Knox County whose hand was seriously injured during a hit-and-run incident. The verdict in favor of 22-year-old Adam Feener concluded a three-day civil trial at Knox County Superior Court, before Justice Joyce Wheeler. Attorney Michael Bigos of Berman & Simmons represented Feener, of Hope, Maine, in […]

  • Jury awards $200K to Maine victim of hit-and-run driver

    On Sept. 26, a jury in Rockland, Maine, awarded $200,000 to a man from Knox County whose hand was seriously injured during a hit-and-run incident.The verdict in favor of 22-year-old Adam Feener concluded a three-day civil trial at Knox County Superior Court, before Justice Joyce Wheeler.Attorney Michael Bigos of Berman & Simmons represented Feener, of Hope, Maine, in the trial against Concord Insurance Group, The Main Street America Group, and Progressive Insurance Company.

  • Recent Proposed State/Federal Rules Changes as of October 2017

    The federal district court has announced a few changes to the local rules, effective December 1, 2017. A number of these rule changes were announced in June, and the proposed changes were summarized on this website at that time. These changes affect attorney discipline, and prevent attorneys admitted only conditionally to the Maine bar, from admission to the federal bar.

  • Kagan to present at Maine Trial Lawyers Association fall seminar

    Berman & Simmons attorney Daniel Kagan will give a presentation at the Fall Trial Lawyers Seminar held by the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. 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.

  • Alicia F. Curtis

    Recent Proposed State/Federal Rules Changes as of September 2017

    On September 1, 2017, new, re-styled Appellate Rules of Procedure went into effect.  The changes are intended to modernize the language of the rules, and make them easier for judges, lawyers, and the general public to understand and apply.  Long paragraphs addressing multiple topics have been broken up into separate sub-paragraphs, with each sub-paragraph addressing a discrete rule, direction, or order.Relevant substantive changes to the Appellate Rules are summarized below: