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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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


  • 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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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


New England Super Lawyers has named ten Berman & Simmons attorneys to its 2018 directory, a Thomson Reuters publication which recognizes the top five percent of lawyers for individual excellence in their practice areas.


November 1, 2018 -- Berman & Simmons, the top ranked law firm in Maine for representation of plaintiffs in civil cases, is pleased to announce that six...

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

As plaintiff’s attorneys, we must always be aware of opportunities to extend the reach of the law in ways that will help our clients. At Berman & Simmons we pride ourselves on working at the frontier, pursuing justice creatively and...

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...


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Berman & Simmons has the experience, expertise, and resources to win your case

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.