Meet Attorney Robert Furbish
Robert H. Furbish retired from Berman & Simmons in December 2022. For case inquiries, please contact us here.
Attorney Robert Furbish practiced law in Maine at the highest level for more than 30 years. The attorneys and clients of Berman & Simmons consistently benefited from Bob’s wealth of experience, strategic insights, and ability to identify avenues of recovery in potential personal injury claims.
Bob joined Berman & Simmons in 2005. During his tenure, he represented clients in a range of personal injury cases, including those involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability. Bob handled a full range of insurance coverage disputes and was an experienced appellate advocate who briefed and argued numerous appeals in the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
At Berman & Simmons, Bob worked in collaboration with Steven Silin, one of the most successful and highly respected trial lawyers in Maine. In this role, Bob handled much of the investigation, research, writing, discovery, and motion and appellate practice in some of the most complex personal injury cases in the state.
Bob enjoyed the collaborative and team-oriented practice at Berman & Simmons where everyone contributed to successful outcomes for clients. Many of the cases he handled involved people who, through no fault of their own, had faced life-changing injuries and were fighting to get their lives back. The ability to assist them in a meaningful way is what motivated him.
When conventional thinking suggests that there are obstacles to recovery for an injured client, Bob often found new and innovative ways to pursue a claim. His creative approach helped not only Berman & Simmons’ clients but all victims of injury who benefited from the positive development of Maine personal injury law.
Bob also served as Berman & Simmons’ principal editor for Maine Tort Law, which has been an indispensable resource for Maine personal injury lawyers for over 20 years.
Memberships & Distinctions
- American Association for Justice, 1982–present
- Maine Trial Lawyers Association
- Maine State Bar Association
- Loss of a Chance in Medical Malpractice Cases – Maine May Be Ready to Join the Majority, IN BRIEF (Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, Me.), Fall 2013
- A Recent Amendment to Maine’s Wrongful Death Statute Expands Recovery of Decedent’s Lost Earnings, IN BRIEF (Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, Me.), Spring 2010