Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Attorney Michael Bigos and Team File Civil Complaints Against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland

    A team of Berman & Simmons attorneys led by attorney Michael Bigos is representing three survivors of childhood sexual abuse by four different Catholic clergy and one lay educator/confirmation officer. They have recently filed civil complaints against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland seeking damages, which are believed to be the first civil suits to be filed since the Maine […]

  • Attorney Travis Brennan Featured in the Maine Bar Journal

    Berman & Simmons attorney Travis Brennan takes a close look at the Kennelly decision in the spring 2022 issue of the Maine Bar Journal. The Law Court decision concluded that the Plaintiff could not obtain redacted operative reports of third parties to prove a surgeon’s negligence. In his article, Travis highlights the ways in which the Law Court’s decision is inconsistent with […]

  • Maine Board of Overseers Appoints Berman & Simmons Attorney Mike Bigos to Professional Ethics Commission

    Berman & Simmons attorney Michael T. Bigos has been appointed to the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, Professional Ethics Commission. Created by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 1978 the Board of Overseers governs the conduct of lawyers, covering relationships with clients, the general public, other members of the legal profession, the courts and other state agencies. When […]

  • Introducing Practice Builder–Helpful Wisdom and Insights for Maine’s New Attorneys

    Torts. Property. Con Law. Legal Writing. Internships. And the “hits keep coming.” Let’s face it, future attorneys learn a lot during law school. From understanding how to “read” and “speak” the language of the law to moot court and experiential learning. Many young future attorneys graduate with confidence in their abilities. But soon, as reality sets in and the supportive […]

  • Attorney Spotlight: Managing Director Craig Bramley Celebrates 25 Years, Building Legacy of Shared Success

    There’s an elegant irony to Craig Bramley’s leadership—though fiercely competitive and driven to keep Berman & Simmons in the spotlight, it’s never something he actively seeks for himself. That’s because Craig—who assumed the role of Managing Director in 2014 and recently celebrated 25 years with the firm—is instead focused on architecture for sustained success. For Craig, successful leadership is about […]

  • Attorneys James E. O’Connell and Alicia Curtis Take on Amazon

    Berman & Simmons attorneys James O’Connell and Alicia Curtis are representing the Fisher family of Woolwich, Maine in a multi-count negligence suit against Amazon and three of its trucking company subcontractors for causing the death of 41-year-old Joe Fisher, who was struck and killed by an Amazon delivery driver on July 3, 2020 on route I-295 in Topsham, Maine. The […]

  • Berman & Simmons in the News, 1st Quarter 2022

    Whether online, in print, or on TV, we’re proud our important work is routinely featured in Maine’s top news forums. This recap of media coverage during the first quarter of 2022 spotlights the many ways in which we’re helping Mainers find justice and recover compensation after experiencing a serious personal injury. Notable Client Work Berman & Simmons attorneys Travis Brennan […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Susan Faunce Named MTLA President

    Attorney Susan Faunce was recently named President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA). She is honored to lead the MTLA in its mission of promoting and preserving the civil justice system. “The work of the MTLA is critical to protect access to Maine’s justice system and the right to a jury trial. This is especially important now as the […]

  • Attorneys Mike Bigos and Elizabeth Kayatta Author Article on Emerging Approaches to Trauma-informed Lawyering

    Trauma-informed lawyering is a new and invaluable tool for Maine lawyers, one that Berman & Simmons attorneys Michael T. Bigos and Elizabeth A. Kayatta have embraced as leaders of the firm’s Sex Abuse Survivors Practice Group. In this article “Maine Practice: Big Advancements in Trauma-Informed Lawyering and Sex Abuse Survivor Claims” originally published in Maine Lawyers Review the pair explains […]

  • Attorneys Travis Brennan and Dov Sacks Represent “Miracle Man” in Negligence Case Against Cianbro

    In July 2020 Eric Jabbusch nearly died when he was crushed by over 10,000 pounds of steel pilings while working a construction job on I-95. Dubbed “Miracle Man” by the first responders to the scene, Eric has permanent disabilities due to the catastrophic injuries he suffered that day. Represented by Berman & Simmons attorneys Travis Brennan and Dov Sacks, this […]

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