Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Berman & Simmons Attorneys Honored with Acclaimed Chambers USA Rankings

    Chambers USA has selected three Berman & Simmons attorneys to be awarded for their distinguished legal service. Jodi Nofsinger, Benjamin Gideon, and Susan Faunce are recognized as distinguished lawyers in the category  “Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance – Maine.” Attorney Gideon has been widely recognized for his ground-breaking trial success and client advocacy. He has been admitted to the prestigious […]

  • Benchmark Litigation Gives Berman & Simmons Top Recognition

    Berman & Simmons has again been recognized as a “Highly Recommended” law firm by Benchmark Litigation. Berman & Simmons is one of just seven firms in Maine to receive this prestigious designation. Benchmark Litigation has also recognized James O’Connell and Steven Silin as “Local Litigation Stars”. These lawyers are ranked as being highly regarded by their peers and possessing a strong […]

  • Attorney Dan Kagan Honored with AAJ Distinguished Service Award

    Berman & Simmons attorney Dan Kagan has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the preeminent national organization for trial lawyers. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members of the AAJ Board of Governors who during the past year have been of special assistance to AAJ and the president of the association. Dan has served on […]

  • Maine Fuel Board Disciplines CN Brown Technician for Neglecting to Perform Mandatory Leak Test Prior to Fatal Farmington Explosion

    The Maine Fuel Board reprimanded and suspended the license of a CN Brown technician who failed to perform a required leak check when refilling the propane tank at the Farmington LEAP office last September, leading to a fatal explosion that claimed the life of Farmington Fire Captain Michael Bell, seriously injured several other firefighters and left Jay resident and LEAP […]

  • Attorney Dan Kagan Authors Op-ed: Don’t Buy the “Coronavirus Lawsuit” Hoax

    This opinion piece appeared in the Maine Voices section of the Portland Press Herald: Don’t Buy the ‘Coronavirus Lawsuit’ Hoax Most Maine businesses are acting responsibly and they are obeying the law – which is the best immunity one can get from a lawsuit.  Some small-business-owning friends here in Maine confided to me that the news has them scared about […]

  • Attorneys Miriam Johnson and Timothy Kenlan Author Op-ed: Don’t Grant Immunity for Providers During Outbreak

    This opinion piece appeared in the Maine Compass section of representing the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel: Don’t Grant Immunity for Providers During Outbreak No one wants frivolous lawsuits, but it is important to hold nursing homes and other medicals providers accountable when they make errors. In response to fears of impending lawsuits, a few states whose legal systems […]

  • Two Inspiring Teens Receive Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Award for Their Community Advocacy

    Lewiston’s Hope Rubito and Freeport’s Isla Wilson each receive scholarship and donations to the causes they champion Surviving, then standing up to bullies. Devotion to protecting animals. This advocacy has earned Hope Rubito of Lewiston and Isla Wilson of Freeport the latest round of the Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Award. The law firm award recognizes Maine middle and high […]

  • Berman & Simmons Attorneys Chris Boots and Dan Kagan Offer Insights to Article About Stalled Civil Cases

    Berman & Simmons attorneys Chris Boots and Dan Kagan offered their insights and perspectives for this Sun Journal article about civil cases on hold during coronavirus “As civil cases are stalled by coronavirus, technology keeps them going” Excerpt from article: “The virus has complicated typically straightforward pretrial processes for plaintiffs who’ve filed lawsuits seeking compensation for damages caused by someone […]

  • Attorney Susan Faunce Named to Maine Justice Foundation Board of Directors

    Berman & Simmons attorney, Susan Faunce, has been named to the board of directors for the Maine Justice Foundation. Formerly known as the Maine Bar Foundation, the Maine Justice Foundation funds civil legal aid in Maine so that everyone has access to the justice system. It serves over 19,000 clients in need every year by making grants available to civil legal […]

  • Two Remarkable Teens Advocating for Change in Their Communities Are Honored with Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Award

    Climate change, gun safety and mental health awareness are three of the most debated issues in the country. They are also the focus for two inspiring young leaders who hope to drive change in their own communities and beyond. Riley Stevenson of Waldoboro and Conrad Gabriel of Portland are being recognized with the Berman & Simmons Youth Leaders Award for […]

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