Timothy M. Kenlan, trial lawyer at Berman & Simmons
Timothy M. Kenlan, trial lawyer at Berman & Simmons

Timothy M. Kenlan

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Education: 

Indiana University, 2008

University of Maine School of Law, 2012

Attorney Tim Kenlan represents clients with personal injury and product liability claims, and has extensive experience handling insurance coverage issues. He also works with senior attorneys at the firm on complex trial matters. Tim attended the University of Maine School of Law where he focused on litigation, legal writing, and trial advocacy. As a student attorney for the law school’s legal aid clinic, he developed his trial skills and gained significant courtroom experience by representing low-income Mainers in a wide range of legal matters. Tim conducted and won more contested hearings than any other student in the history of the school.

Tim joined Berman & Simmons in 2012, and has quickly earned a reputation as one of the state’s top young lawyers, including recognition by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.”

“A lot of my clients feel powerless, defeated, and beaten down when we first meet, and many are unable to work. They don’t see a clear path back to a normal life,” Tim says. “I am an attorney who will listen to them, understand what they are saying, and believe in them. Helping my clients when others won’t, or when others have given up, is a real opportunity to make a difference in their lives.”

Tim not only helps his clients see that clear path, he also puts in the hard work to make sure they get there. This high level of personal attention, motivation to deliver the best results, and creative approach to the law are characteristics Tim brings to the Berman & Simmons team.

A native of Vermont, Tim traveled around the world in pursuit of other interests, including music, languages, and food, before finding his calling as an attorney. He played trumpet at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University; studied in Russia while earning a degree in Russian Language and Literature; and worked as an executive chef at restaurants in Indiana and Maine.

Ultimately, the practice of law was the career that satisfied Tim’s strong desire to help others, while challenging him both creatively and intellectually.

Memberships and Distinctions

  • American Association for Justice, 2014–present
  • Maine State Bar Association, 2012–present
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association, 2012–present
  • University of Maine School of Law
    • Selected member of the Trial Competition Team
    • Recipient of the Faculty Award for Trial Advocacy

Recognitions                                                                                            

  • Super Lawyers ― “Rising Star,” 2015

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Admitted to Bars: 
  • Maine (2012)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine (2012)

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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.