Susan A. Faunce, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons
Susan A. Faunce, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons
Susan A. Faunce, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons

Susan A. Faunce

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Bowdoin College, 1998, cum laude

University of Maine School of Law, 2006, cum laude

Since joining Berman & Simmons in 2006, attorney Susan Faunce has represented clients throughout Maine who have been harmed by personal injury and medical negligence. She currently leads the firm’s mass tort practice, which involves dangerous drug and medical device litigation, and works on medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Susan is motivated by compassion for her clients and an interest in medicine. 

From a young age, Susan knew she wanted to become a lawyer, in hopes of making a significant impact on people’s lives. Today she is one of Maine’s leading young lawyers: Susan was recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” and named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List.”

“I was raised by a single mother who spoke limited English and I lived in an underdeveloped country as a young adult,” Susan says. “These experiences have taught me to be courageous, resourceful, and persistent. I understand that every case carries both legal and emotional aspects, and I believe every client should have a strong advocate who will work tirelessly to successfully resolve their case.” 

Susan is a graduate of Bowdoin College where she majored in Government Studies and Asian Studies.  After college she worked as a paralegal on high-profile intellectual property cases at a major Boston law firm. She joined the Peace Corps and served in Morocco, teaching English to local high school students and French to women in the community. Susan chose to return home to Maine and earned her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.

Susan is co-chair of the Women’s Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association and a board member of the Robbie Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides funding for adaptive equipment and therapies for special needs children. 

Memberships, Distinctions, and Community Service

  • Maine State Bar Association (MSBA), 2006–present
    • Co-chairperson, MSBA Women’s Law Section, 2016–present
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association, 2006–present
  • American Association for Justice, 2007–present
  • Board Member, Robbie Foundation, 2016–present; Volunteer, 2013–present
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • Selected member of the Advanced Trial Advocacy Team
  • Selected member of the Gignoux Inn of Court
  • Member of the Woman’s Law Association
  • Member of the Native American Law Association
  • Member of the Maine Association for Public Interest Law
  • Student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic


  • Benchmark Litigation ― “Under 40 Hot List,” 2016
  • Super Lawyers ― “Rising Star,” 2013–2014
  • AVVO ― Rated 10.0 out of 10            

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Attorney Susan Faunce discusses her experience representing a man severely injured in a bike accident.
Admitted to Bars: 
  • Maine (2006)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine (2006)


  • Law Clerk, Maine District Court, Honorable John Beliveau, 2004


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