Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Elizabeth Kayatta Addresses Changes in Wrongful Death Law

    Berman & Simmons attorney Elizabeth Kayatta addressed the Maine Trial Lawyers Association 2019 Fall Seminar with a presentation: “Wrongful Death or Sudden Death: How Probate Code Changes Impact Beneficiaries in Wrongful Death Cases.” Kayatta zeroed in on the complex changes that the Maine’s new Uniform Probate Code has imposed upon the litigation of wrongful death claims, explaining specifically: – Wrongful […]

  • Benchmark Litigation Recommends Berman & Simmons and Key Attorneys

    Berman & Simmons has been recognized as one of seven law firms that are “Highly Recommended” by Benchmark Litigation. Now in its 12th year of publishing, Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. Benchmark Litigation has also recognized four attorneys as “Local Litigation Stars”: Benjamin Gideon, James O’Connell, Steven Silin, and Julian Sweet. Additionally, […]

  • Berman & Simmons Champions Robbie Foundation’s “No Limits Run-Walk-Roll” Event

    Brunswick, ME September 22, 2019 — Berman & Simmons, the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine, is a champion sponsor of the Robbie Foundation’s “No Limits Run-Walk-Roll” 5K for the fourth consecutive year. The event takes place at Bowdoin College in Brunswick on Sept. 22. “No Limits” is a major fundraiser for the Robbie Foundation, a […]

  • 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 Taylor Asen Authors Op-ed: Let Soldiers Sue

    Berman & Simmons attorney Taylor Asen 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, […]

  • 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 and Benjamin Gideon are recognized for […]

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