Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • 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 […]

  • Gun Maker SIG Sauer Sued for Alleged Malfunctions, Shooting On-duty Maine Sheriff’s Deputy in Leg

      Filing suit against gun maker Sig Sauer  Five years after his family endured a tragedy that captivated Maine for several weeks in 2018, David A. Cole, the son of late Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Eugene Cole, filed suit against New Hampshire-based gun maker Sig Sauer, alleging that, in 2022, its widely distributed P320 pistol unintentionally discharged, shooting Cole […]

  • Maine’s Residential Care System Fails Ailing Seniors, Raising Concerns about Medical Standards

    A policy change enacted in the mid-1990s aimed at reducing Maine’s reliance on nursing homes has led to a transformation of the elder care system. The number of nursing home beds decreased while the number of residential care facilities doubled, accommodating elderly residents with significant medical needs. However, an investigation by The Maine Monitor and ProPublica reveals that these facilities, […]

  • Berman & Simmons in the News, 2nd 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 second 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 […]

  • Attorney Christopher Boots Graduates from MSBA Leadership Academy

    Berman & Simmons is proud to announce that Attorney Christopher Boots has successfully completed the Maine State Bar Association (MSBA) Leadership Academy for 2023. This accomplishment underscores Attorney Boots’ commitment to professional growth and leadership within the legal community. Leadership Academy participants gain skills to enhance their careers The MSBA Leadership Academy is a selective program that aims to develop […]

  • Berman & Simmons in the News, 1st 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 first 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 […]

  • Four of Penobscot Tribal Nation Sue Maine Catholic Diocese for Enabling and Coverup of Childhood Sexual Abuse By Three Priests

    Attorneys representing four more survivors of childhood sexual abuse by three different priests — all at St. Ann Parish in Indian Island, Maine — today filed civil complaints against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland seeking to hold the diocese accountable for damages.  The sexual abuse in three of these cases happened between 1972 and 1979 when three of the […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorneys Roar Out of the Pandemic to Secure Over $36.5 Million in Jury Verdicts for Clients Seeking Justice

    Berman & Simmons Trial Attorneys emerged from the pandemic into the courtroom winning over $36.5 million in verdicts for their clients between September 2022 and February 2023. This is purported to be the largest collection of trial wins over the shortest duration of time by a law firm in New England and displays the extraordinary talent and capabilities within our […]