Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Maine Lawyer helps Vermont lineman win settlement

    Lewiston, Maine (NECN) — An electric line worker from Vermont traveled to Maine Friday to thank the law firm that helped him win one of the largest jury awards in Vermont history. This followed an accident that left him without legs. Click here to view the video and access the full story.

  • Severely injured line worker thankful following lengthy trial

    A Vermont electric line worker traveled to Maine on Friday to say thank you to the law firm that helped him win a multi-million dollar lawsuit. Michael Hemond was seriously injured back in 2006 when a switch he was ordered to pull sent 46,000 volts of electricity through his body. Reporter Marnie MacLean of New England Cable News was on hand to document Mike’s visit to the Berman & Simmons law firm in Lewiston.


    Press Release Jodi L. Nofsinger, Esq., an attorney at Berman & Simmons, was inducted on March 8, 2014, as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Jodi joins fellow shareholders, Julian L. Sweet, Esq. and Steven D. Silin, Esq., in her membership to the College. She is only the third […]

  • Knox County Jury Awards $85,000 In Which Both Parties Died Before Trial

    A Knox County jury awarded $85,000 to the Estate of a Vinalhaven woman who fell through a trap door in a house she had just rented.  Mary Ellen Foisy was cleaning before moving her belongings in when she fell through a hidden trap door in the master bedroom closet. She landed on the cellar floor below, suffering four broken ribs and a broken wrist that required surgery. The suit was against the landlord for leaving the trap door in place without warning Ms. Foisy about it.

  • Injured Worker Awarded $144,500

    An Androscoggin County Superior Court jury this week awarded nearly $150,000 to a Maine man who was injured while working at a biomass electricity generating facility in Livermore Falls. 

  • James E. O’Connell, III


    On Thursday, January 31st, a Kennebec County Superior Court jury awarded an Aroostook County woman $525,000 on her claim against State Farm Insurance Company.  The woman, Lynne Porter, 56, of Patten, was injured on January 16, 2009, when her pick-up truck was rear-ended on Route 1 in Houlton.  Porter was driving her elderly father home from the hospital when an unknown driver drove through a stop sign on a side street directly into Porter’s path.  Porter stopped quickly to avoid colliding with the car, but a SUV driven by Sheila Murchie skidded into the back of Porter&r

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