Jack Simmons, of counsel at Berman & Simmons

Jack H. Simmons

of Counsel

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Education: 

Bates College
Boston University School of Law

Jack has been an active trial lawyer since his admission to the Bar in 1964 and has tried complex medical malpractice cases, all types of tort cases and significant criminal cases. He has been listed in every issue of The Best Lawyers in America under every litigation heading. He has published numerous articles about various aspects of trial law and is the lead author of the definitive text, Maine Tort Law.

In addition to his trial work and his writing, Jack has served as both a member and Chair of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence and the Rules of Civil Procedure. He is a regular speaker on trial practice at CLE Seminars.

Jack served as the Chair of the Medical-Legal Committee of the Maine State Bar Association for twenty years. He also served on the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and has served his community in a variety of positions.

Memberships and Distinctions: 
  • Maine Bar Association (1964 - present)
  • Recipient of the ACLU Maine Scolnik Award
  • Recipient of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association Legends Award
  • Listed in Best Lawyers In America for Litigation in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Business and Criminal
  • Former Member and Chairperson, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence
  • Former Member and Chairperson, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Chair, Medical-Legal Committee of the Maine State Bar Association - 20 years
  • Former Member Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell*

*AV® is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

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Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.