Meet Alicia Curtis

Attorney Alicia Curtis concentrates her work on complex motion practice, appeals, and insurance coverage disputes. She joined Berman & Simmons in 2009 and works closely with other lawyers at the firm who focus on personal injury matters. Alicia is highly respected throughout Maine for her research and legal writing skills on difficult cases.

Throughout her career, Alicia has advocated for those whose voices are often not heard. After earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University, she spent a number of years working to help the homeless and persons with severe mental illness. Alicia chose to pursue a legal career to become a more effective advocate. She is motivated to seek justice and fair compensation for people who have been wronged, often by insurance companies or large corporations.

“At the end of the day, the cases I feel best about are those where clients win fair compensation that helps them rebuild their lives after injury, or meet real needs like housing or healthcare,” Alicia says. “It is a victory when a client sees that even ‘the little person’ can get justice, and that people have listened to them and believed in their case.”

Alicia studied at Reed College, where she was recognized with a Commendation for Academic Excellence. She earned her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and was ranked second in her class. She was also awarded the Faculty Significant Achievement Award at graduation.

Numerous awards and achievements speak to Alicia’s interest in legal analysis and written advocacy. At Maine Law, she won the Hon. Daniel E. Wathen First-Year Legal Writing Prize, and was selected to be a Legal Writing Instructor, as well as an intern in the Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine. In addition to serving as an Articles Editor on the Maine Law Review, Alicia was chosen as Head Articles Editor for a special symposium issue on the difference between French and American perspectives towards international law. She has also authored numerous articles, and is the co-author of a book chapter on dispositive motions.

Alicia does pro bono representation for people seeking asylum in Maine through the non-profit Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project.

Memberships & Distinctions

  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, 2015–present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), 2009–present
    • AAJ Insurance Law Section, 2016–present
  • Maine State Bar Association (MSBA), 2006–present
    • MSBA Women’s Law Section, 2006–present; Treasurer, 2016–present
    • MSBA Health Law Section, 2008–present
    • MSBA Insurance Practice Section, 2016–present
  • Editorial Board of the Maine Bar Journal, 2008–2012
  • University of Maine School of Law
    • Selected as legal writing instructor
    • Intern in the Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine
    • Hon. Daniel E. Wathen First-Year Legal Writing Prize
    • Recipient of the Faculty Significant Achievement Award

Highlights