Jodi L. Nofsinger, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons
Jodi L. Nofsinger, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons
Jodi L. Nofsinger, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons

Jodi L. Nofsinger

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Education: 

University of Illinois, 1991, cum laude

University of Maine School of Law, 1996, cum laude

Attorney Jodi Nofsinger represents people who have been harmed by medical malpractice and those who have suffered serious personal injury. With an educational background in medicine and biology, Jodi is the rare attorney who understands both the law and science of the cases she handles.

Since joining Berman & Simmons in 1997, Jodi has earned a reputation as a tenacious and effective advocate for her clients. She is a natural competitor who thrives when representing the underdog and holding the powerful accountable.

She is also a trailblazer among Maine’s trial lawyers. In 2014, Jodi became only the 22nd trial lawyer in Maine—and only the third woman—inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship is extended to trial lawyers who are master advocates for their clients, and whose careers are distinguished by the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

Jodi learned about the justice system from her mother, a clerk at a federal courthouse in Rockford, IL. Jodi recalls her mother’s compassion for people with disabilities who had come to court seeking benefits that were denied by the government. At an early age, Jodi understood that a lawyer can make all the difference for people who have been wronged.

“People put themselves in your hands, often after the worst thing that has ever happened to them, and your job is to get them to the end of their case safely, and with the best result possible,” Jodi says. “As a lawyer, you have the privilege and power to make positive change in people’s lives. That is the kind of responsibility that makes you want to do better.”

Jodi obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree as a pre-med undergraduate. Beginning in high school and continuing until she entered the University of Maine School of Law, she worked in the field of biology, where she conducted research in the areas of heart disease, cellular biology, and genetics.

Besides her outstanding record of success in medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury cases, Jodi is also well known for her work on civil rights cases, such as the groundbreaking lawsuit brought on behalf of transgender high school student Nicole Maines of Orono, ME. Jodi serves on the board of directors for the ACLU of Maine and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.

Memberships and Distinctions

  • Board Member, American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, 2009–present   
  • Board of Governors, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, 2002–present; President, 2012–2013
  • American Association for Justice, 2003–present   
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Recognitions

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys ― Listed in Maine or Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Listed for Medical Malpractice, 2009–present; “Lawyer of the Year,” 2015
  • Super Lawyers — “Super Lawyer,” 2011–present
  • Martindale-Hubbell — Top Rated “AV Preeminent”                             
  • Chambers & Partners USA — Listed for Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance and Mainly Plaintiff
  • Benchmark Litigation — “Future Star”            
  • AVVO — Rated 10.0 out of 10                                                                         

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Admitted to Bars: 
  • Maine (1996)
  • Massachusetts (1997)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine (1997)

Clerkship / Academics

  • Law Clerk, Maine Superior Court, Honorable Robert Crowley, Honorable Arthur Brennan, Honorable Roland Cole, 1996–1997
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, University of Maine School of Law, 2004–2007

News

Attorney Jodi Nofsinger of Berman & Simmons was featured in the June edition of Trial Magazine...

LEWISTON, Maine, June 6, 2017 – Berman & Simmons has once again been ranked as the best law firm in Maine for representing plaintiffs in personal...

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Important Cases

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