Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Berman & Simmons’ Trek Across Maine Team Raises Over $5,500

    Berman & Simmons, the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine, helped raise over $5,500 for the 2019 Trek Across Maine, a three-day cycling event in June that benefits the American Lung Association (ALA). The team began and ended the ride at Brunswick Landing. This year’s new 180-mile tour takes riders through Farmington and Colby College in […]

  • AAJ Honors Berman & Simmons Attorney Daniel Kagan with Prestigious Certificate of Recognition

    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has honored one of its governors, Berman & Simmons attorney Daniel Kagan, with a Certificate of Recognition for 2019. The AAJ Certificate of Recognition acknowledges AAJ members for their outstanding service to the organization. Just ten of the organization’s 56,000 members received this distinction. The AAJ’s mission is to promote a fair and effective […]

  • Berman & Simmons Secures $750,000 Settlement for Pedestrian Brain Injury Victim

    A $750,000 settlement was awarded to a woman injured in a bicycle accident. The victim was crossing an intersection in downtown Camden, Maine when she was struck by a bicycle rider who had been riding dangerously, weaving through traffic and failed to yield the right of way. The victim suffered a skull fracture, traumatic brain injury, memory problems, and other […]

  • Berman & Simmons Represents Arundel Dairy Farmers in First Maine Case Involving PFAS Contamination

    Berman & Simmons represents Fred and Laura Stone and Stoneridge Farm in claims relating to the contamination of their Arundel dairy farm with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals. Stoneridge Farm has been operated as a family-owned dairy farm for more than 100 years. Recent testing revealed high levels of PFOS and PFOA (specific types of PFAS chemicals) in the drinking […]

  • Attorney Benjamin Gideon Becomes Second Lawyer In Maine To Be Admitted To The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Berman & Simmons attorney Benjamin Gideon has been admitted to the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only, national organization of plaintiff attorneys.  The Inner Circle limits its membership to no more than 100 of the top plaintiff trial lawyers in the nation.  Attorney Gideon is only the second lawyer in Maine history to be invited to join this group. Membership […]

  • Attorney Jodi Nofsinger appointed to Judicial Nominations Advisory Committee

    Attorney Jodi Nofsinger was appointed by Gov. Janet Mills to serve on her Judicial Nominations Advisory Committee, which screens candidates for judicial appointments. Judicial appointments are for seven years. Nominees must appear before the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee at a public hearing and be confirmed by the Maine Senate. Factors the committee consider in interviewing candidates include judicial temperament, knowledge of […]

  • Maine Supreme Court Upholds $2 Million Jury Award

    A jury in Bangor today awarded $2 million to a Penobscot County man in a medical malpractice case against Eastern Maine Medical Center and a hand surgeon. The verdict in favor of Robbie Nason, 49, of Greenbush, concluded a weeklong civil trial at Penobscot County Superior Court.

  • Berman & Simmons Attorney Susan Faunce Appointed to the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

    Berman and Simmons attorney Susan Faunce has been appointed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine to serve on the Local Rules Advisory Committee, effective March 1. Chief District Judge Jon D. Levy made the announcement. The Local Rules Advisory Committee studies the rules of practice and makes recommendations to the Court concerning its rules and procedures […]

  • Berman and Simmons Attorney Mike Bigos Presents at National Trial Lawyers Meeting

    Berman and Simmons attorney Mike Bigos presented a legislative and political update to the Council of Presidents of state trial lawyer associations from across the country. The meeting was held at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) winter convention in Miami, Florida. Bigos discussed the recent election results, including a pro-civil justice Governor and majority in the State Senate. He […]

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