Steve D. Silin, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons
Steve D. Silin, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons
Steve D. Silin, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons

Steven D. Silin

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Education: 

Tufts University, 1977, cum laude

Northeastern University School of Law, 1982

Attorney Steven Silin is one of the most successful and highly respected trial lawyers in Maine. Known for his trial expertise, Steven has won some of the state’s largest jury verdicts on behalf of his clients and has earned many top honors in his field. For more than three decades, he has been one of the driving forces in building Berman & Simmons into the leading firm in Maine for personal injury and medical malpractice law.

Since joining Berman & Simmons in 1983, Steven has been involved in all aspects of the firm’s statewide practice, handling a wide range of matters including catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, defective products, and wrongful death cases. Steven’s extraordinary record of success includes more than 100 jury verdicts, and hundreds of life-changing settlements on behalf of clients throughout Maine.

Steven takes pride in fighting on behalf of individuals and families who have been harmed through no fault of their own, and who find themselves up against large corporations, insurance companies or other powerful adversaries. Steven’s leadership, tenacity, commitment to civil justice, and ability to find creative and effective solutions that benefit his clients have been hallmarks of his career.

“People come to us, often at difficult times in their lives, in need of an advocate. This is a tremendous responsibility, and one that we never take lightly,” Steven says. “It is our job to help people through that crisis, to give them the best service, be supportive, and ultimately make sure they are fully and fairly compensated for what has happened to them.”

Steven is the author of numerous legal articles and is a frequent speaker on tort law and trial advocacy at legal education seminars.

Memberships and Distinctions

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002–present   
  • Fellow, Maine Bar Foundation, 1992–present
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1993–present   
  • Board of Governors, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, 1992–2013; President, 2001–2002
  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, 1999–2008; Chairperson, 2005–2008
  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence, 1988–1997
  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on Gender Justice and the Courts, 1993–1996
  • American Association for Justice, 1993–present   
  • Maine State Bar Association

Recognitions                                                                                                  

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys ― Listed in Maine for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America ― Listed for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, 1995–present; “Lawyer of the Year,” 2009, 2012, 2016
  • Super Lawyers  ― “Super Lawyer,” 2007–present; Top 100 Lawyers in New England, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell ― Top Rated “AV Preeminent”                             
  • Chambers & Partners USA ― Listed for Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance and Mainly Plaintiff
  • Benchmark Litigation ― “Litigation Star”
  • AVVO — Rated 10.0 out of 10                                                                             

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Steven Silin
Attorney Steven Silin discusses a case involving a young girl who was catastrophically injured in a multi-vehicle accident.
Admitted to Bars: 
  • Maine and Massachusetts (1982)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine (1983)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (1984)

Clerkship / Academics

  • Founding director, Maine College of Trial Advocacy, 1996–present
  • Teaching Team, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2000
  • Law Clerk, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Honorable Daniel E. Wathen, 1982–1983

News

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

PORTLAND, Maine, April 7, 2017 — The Berman & Simmons law firm released a statement today on behalf of Justin Perry of Steep Falls, regarding the indictment of Philip Macri for manslaughter in the death of...

Law Articles

Steve D. Silin, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons

Catastrophic injury cases present special challenges. They are not only quantitatively but qualitatively different at every phase from other personal injury cases in how they must be...

Steve D. Silin, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons

Every lawyer wants his or her clients to have the best possible results from their injury cases. While there is no formula for accomplishing that, an aggressive and imaginative case-handling...

Important Cases

Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine.  Plaintiff was seriously injured in this workplace fire and explosion accident while providing maintenance on a hydraulic cylinder of an industrial dump truck. Plaintiff lost his leg and suffered serious...