Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • 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 […]

  • Attorney Susan Faunce Chosen to Represent Maine as Revitalization Governor for the American Association for Justice (AAJ)

    Berman & Simmons attorney Susan Faunce has been elected as a Revitalization Governor from Maine for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Board of Governors. This position is reserved for only one lawyer in each state and Susan will serve a two-year term. She takes the place of outgoing Revitalization Governor and Berman & Simmons colleague Michael Bigos. The mission of […]

  • Attorney Daniel Kagan Authors Op-ed: What Impeachment Means for Fair Trials In America, and Why You Should Care

    Berman & Simmons attorney Daniel Kagan authored this op-ed discussing how the impeachment of President Donald Trump is highlighting fundamental questions about due process and the right to a fair trial. This opinion piece was published in the Portland Press Herald. What Impeachment Means for Fair Trials In America, and Why You Should Care Special interests want us to pursue […]

  • Jury Awards Lobsterman more than $800K in Medical Malpractice Case

    The article “Jury Awards Lobsterman more than $800K in MedMal Case” was published in the January 30, 2020 edition of Maine Lawyers Review. A jury awarded a verdict of $848,866.64 in favor of lobsterman Stephen Robbins of Stonington, ME. The verdict was against Dr. Rafael Grossman and Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), now known as Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Robbins was represented by Berman & Simmons attorneys Julian Sweet and Travis Brennan.

  • TRIAL WIN: Berman & Simmons Attorney Michael Bigos secures $304,000 Verdict in Brain Injury Case

    On November 1, 2019, a Cumberland County, Maine jury returned a $304,000.00 verdict to a Portland man who suffered a serious concussion and bodily injuries following a 2014 single car crash. The victim, Daniel Manning, was a backseat passenger in the car driven by a drunk driver that crashed into a tree. Manning suffered a concussion, a Traumatic Brain Injury […]

  • Berman & Simmons Continues its Tradition of Holiday Giving

    The attorneys and staff members at Berman & Simmons are proud to contribute holiday gifts, much needed supplies, and financial donations to these local organizations during the 2019 holiday season: The Store Next Door Project, Outright L/A, Maple Hill Farms, and Wreaths Across America. The Store Next Door Project at Lewiston High School supports homeless and displaced students by supplying […]

  • Berman & Simmons Names Attorney Timothy Kenlan as its Newest Partner

    The law firm Berman & Simmons recently named trial attorney Timothy Kenlan as its newest partner. Tim represents clients in personal injury and product liability claims. He joined the firm in 2012 and quickly earned his reputation as one of the state’s top young lawyers, being named by Super Lawyers as a rising star. He is active in a variety […]

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