Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Attorney Travis Brennan Joined Survivors of October Mass Shooting in Washington, DC To Press for Investigation

    A contingent of six people directly affected by October’s mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine will visit with members of the Maine Congressional delegation. They have many unanswered questions about the events that led to the tragedy and are in Washington seeking information, answers, and accountability to help their healing and with hopes that more shootings can be prevented. Berman & […]

  • Attorney Travis Brennan Joined Maine Calling’s “Oct. 25th Aftermath” Segment

    Berman & Simmons attorney Travis Brennan joined Maine Calling, Maine Public live call-in radio program on November 29 for its “Oct. 25th Aftermath” segment to share updates about how the community is healing and coping one month after the shootings in Lewiston. Berman & Simmons is currently part of a coalition of four prominent law firms assembled to represent victims of the […]

  • Berman & Simmons Unites with Three Other Law Firms to Advocate for Victims of October Mass Shooting in Lewiston, Maine

    In response to the devastating October mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, many survivors and their families have hired legal representation to seek answers and accountability in the tragedy that resulted in the fatal shooting of 18 people and injury to 13 others. The Lewiston families have hired four prominent law firms dedicated to representing victims and their families to investigate […]

  • Nine Attorneys from Berman & Simmons Named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 List

    We are proud to announce that nine of its attorneys have been named to the prestigious National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list. This recognition is a testament to the firm’s dedication to providing exceptional legal representation and achieving outstanding results for its clients. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from […]

  • Attorneys Appear Before Maine’s Supreme Court on Behalf of Survivors of Child Sexual Assault

    Berman & Simmons attorney Michael Bigos appeared before Maine’s Supreme Court, delivering oral arguments supporting the constitutionality of a law that removed the statute of limitations for adults who survived childhood sexual abuse so that they may come forward and sue their abusers and their enablers. The Bangor courtroom was full, with many survivors present. Attorney Bigos argued that Maine […]

  • The Lewiston, ME Shootings: Berman & Simmons Responds

    The mass shooting events that occurred at Just In Time Recreation and Schemengees Bar & Grill Restaurant in Lewiston, ME on October 25 claimed 18 lives and injured 13 others. Not only has this tragedy left our community grieving and enraged, but it has also catapulted our state into the national limelight. Sadly, Berman & Simmons’ hometown of Lewiston, has […]

  • Berman & Simmons in the News, 3rd Quarter 2023

      Whether online, in print, or on TV, we’re proud our important work is routinely featured in the region’s top news forums and shared nationally. This recap of media coverage during the third quarter of 2023 spotlights the many ways in which we’re helping our clients find justice and recover fair compensation after experiencing a serious personal injury due to […]

  • Eleven Berman & Simmons Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

    Eleven Berman & Simmons attorneys have been selected to the 2023 New England Super Lawyers list, including two joining its 2023 New England Rising Stars list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor, and the Rising Stars list is even more […]

  • Attorney Michael Bigos Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Lake Region School District, Superintendent, and Teacher

    Michael Strecker was just 17 years old when he died on September 12, 2021, during a school-sponsored senior class hiking trip on South Baldface Mountain in New Hampshire. Berman & Simmons attorney Michael Bigos is leading the legal team bringing suit against Lake Region School District (MSAD #61), Superintendent Alan Smith, and humanities teacher Jessica K. Daggett on behalf of […]

  • Berman & Simmons Represented Six More Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Against Maine’s Roman Catholic Church

    With the filing of six new lawsuits, Berman & Simmons has now 30 civil cases pending against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Maine. The assaults that form the basis for the complaints occurred in a variety of venues, including at churches and diocesan schools, over decades, stemming […]