Meet Attorney Travis Brennan

Attorney Travis Brennan is a highly skilled and accomplished trial attorney who represents clients in claims involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, and defective products. He is currently part of a coalition of four prominent law firms assembled to represent victims and their families associated with the tragic shooting incident on October 25 in Lewiston, ME.

Travis is a fierce competitor with a tireless work ethic who is committed to standing up for people who have been wronged or injured through no fault of their own.  He thrives when tackling complex challenges and facing powerful opposition, including government agencies and insurance companies.

Travis recognizes that every client is unique.  He listens carefully to clients to understand the events related to their case, the nature of their injuries, and the different ways they have been impacted.  This enables Travis to develop a successful legal strategy and serve as a strong and passionate advocate for his clients.

Clients across Maine have entrusted Travis with some of the most complex and catastrophic personal injury cases resulting in death, amputation, paralysis, blindness, traumatic brain injury, and complex fractures.  He has handled medical malpractice claims involving surgical errors, misdiagnosis, delay in diagnosis, medication errors, and system failures.

“I love helping people. I am committed to fighting for my clients every step of the way to achieve the best result.”

Travis has achieved among the largest jury verdicts and settlements in complex and difficult cases throughout Maine, including a $17.5 million settlement in 2023 for a client arising from catastrophic injuries that left him permanently disabled. In September 2022, he won a $5,000,000 unanimous jury verdict on behalf of a man who now has permanent neurologic deficits because medical providers negligently overlooked his warning signs of a life-threatening condition. This case is notable for being the first civil jury trial in Cumberland County since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic stopped civil jury trials in most of Maine, Travis won jury trials in five different counties across the State of Maine in 2019 alone.

Travis’ representative verdicts and settlements include the following:

    • $17.5 million settlement for a client arising from catastrophic injuries leaving him permanently disabled.
    • $9.25 million settlement for a client who was paralyzed because of a delay in diagnosis.
    • $7 million settlement for a client
    • Greater than $6,000,000 settlement for a client arising from medical providers’ delay in diagnosis of cancer.
    • $5,000,000 jury verdict on behalf of a client who suffered permanent neurologic injuries caused by a delay in diagnosis.
    • $5,000,000 settlement for a client arising from medical providers’ delay in diagnosis of cancer.
    • Greater than $4,000,000 settlement for a client arising from permanent injuries caused by a surgical error.
    • Settlement of $2,500,000 for a client arising from a permanent nerve injury caused by a dental procedure.
    • Greater than $1,700,000 settlement for a client arising from permanent injuries caused by a surgical error.
    • $1,500,000 settlement in a wrongful death case.
    • $1,200,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice case in Aroostook County arising from a patient’s permanent leg injury caused by a hospital’s negligence in failing to diagnose and treat serious, ongoing internal bleeding.
    • $848,000 jury verdict in a medical malpractice case in Penobscot County on behalf of a lobsterman against a surgeon and hospital for a botched hernia repair.
    • $729,000 jury verdict on behalf of a Machias farmworker who nearly died and developed permanent injuries from working conditions that caused him to develop heat stroke.

When this Maine native is not preparing for his next trial, he serves as a volunteer firefighter in his local town—a passion he developed nearly two decades ago when he became a firefighter and EMT.  Travis’ other interests include running and enjoying the Maine outdoors with his wife, daughter, and rescue dogs.

Memberships & Distinctions

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maine Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Board of Directors, Pine Tree Legal Assistance



  • Litigation Practice, Maine State Bar Association Bridging the Gap Conference, 2023
  • Civil Procedure and Evidence, Maine State Bar Association Legal Year in Review, 2023
  • Witnesses Matter: The Keys to Successful Witness Selection And Preparation, Maine State Bar Association Winter Conference, 2023
  • Litigation Practice, Maine State Bar Association Bridging the Gap Conference, 2022
  • Civil Procedure and Evidence, Maine State Bar Association Legal Year in Review, 2022
  • Wrongful Death Cases: New Developments Regarding the Recovery of Pecuniary Losses, Maine Trial Lawyers’ Presque Isle Conference, 2022
  • Litigation Practice, Maine State Bar Association Bridging the Gap Conference, 2021
  • Civil Procedure and Evidence, Maine State Bar Association Legal Year in Review, 2021
  • New Strategies to Build Your Case for Trial, Maine State Bar Association Winter Conference, 2021
  • Civil Procedure and Evidence, Maine State Bar Association Legal Year in Review, 2020
  • Damages, Pine Tree Legal Assistance Training, 2019
  • How We Use Experts, Maine Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, 2018
  • Case Development: Finding the Core Truth at the Heart of Every Case, Maine State Bar Association, 2017
  • Medical Malpractice Cases in Maine: How It Works, University of Maine School of Law, November 2016
  • Emerging Issues in Professional Negligence, Maine State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Changes in the Data Security Landscape: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Clients and Yourself, Maine State Bar Association, 2014
  • HIPAA Omnibus Rule: Changes You Should Know, Maine Primary Care Association, 2013
  • Law & Ethics in Social Work, USM School of Social Work, 2011, 2012, 2013




  • If your family experiences a wrongful death, Travis Brennan of Berman & Simmons Trial Attorneys should absolutely be by your side. Travis compassionately guided us through a very difficult process. He and his staff work hard, are very detail oriented, and are always available for questions and support throughout the long process. I would highly recommend Travis and his team at Berman & Simmons. – G. Lombardi
  • We could not have asked for better legal counsel in the case for our mother. Travis Brennan represented us with compassion, respect and skill. Because of his efforts, we had a team of experts to help support our case and Travis’ clear communication, expertise and realism helped us navigate a difficult and stressful situation with a successful outcome. In every way our experience with Berman & Simmons instilled absolute confidence that we had the best possible legal team on our side. – A. Watt.
  • Travis and his team at Berman and Simmons went to great lengths to help me achieve a great result. His skill and hard work are second to none! He left no stone unturned in advocating on my behalf. The team at Berman and Simmons is very nice, professional, and good at answering questions. I would highly recommend them. – J. Desjardins.
  • An error was made during my surgery, which affected my quality of life. After much research, I was fortunate enough to find and put my trust in Attorney Travis Brennan at Berman & Simmons. Travis was so compassionate, set realistic expectations and guided us every step of the way. He and his team, Rachel, Kirsten and Miriam are so very responsive and professional and friendly. Words can’t express how grateful we are to Travis and his team for being our advocates and fighting for us. We highly recommend them! – J. Dobrovolny.
  • I could not have asked for a more dedicated group of people to represent me in the fight for justice for my son and there are no words that I could ever write that would fully express this. I felt as though they ALL cared about him as though he were one of their family. Right from the beginning I was well informed and supported through the entire process. They worked long hours and dug deep to make sure they had explored every piece of information they could to help support our case. A very professional, hardworking and caring group of people that I would have no hesitation recommending to anyone.
  • Having dealt with several law firms I can truly say Berman and Simmons surpasses them all in the way they treat their clients. They make you feel respected and valued. Attorney Travis Brennan accepted my case and told me up front that is was a very difficult case. It took a few years, and in that time, I felt treated with the utmost respect. Questions are answered promptly. All aspects of the case are explained. I can’t say enough about Attorney Brennan. I feel very fortunate to have been represented by such a caring, competent attorney. I would not have had a better outcome with another lawyer. I highly recommend calling the office of Berman and Simmons first if you need a lawyer! – S. Mills
  • After suffering a leg injury that was not properly treated at an ER visit, I suffered a serious complication that led to three surgeries and many months of follow up care at a wound clinic. It was a completely life altering event occurring during the roughest moments of my husband’s cancer treatment. While seeking legal help I was very lucky to be directed to Travis Brennan. The case took over 3 years to reach trial. Travis spent that time researching all aspects of my case giving it his all. The whole team worked diligently to achieve a most favorable outcome. Travis put his everything into this case. His courtroom presentation was something many attorneys could learn from. Travis remained upbeat with every wrinkle thrown at us and his determination kept my spirits up through the darkest of times. I always felt that I was on the front burner of the things he was working on, All my calls and questions were answered promptly. Travis becomes your friend as well as your advocate giving you only the best representation. – P. Akerson
  • Travis Brennan was excellent! He is a strong advocate in the courtroom, well prepared, thorough, and passionate about getting great outcomes for his clients. I am very pleased with the results. Travis gave me great advice and everyone on his team goes above and beyond, and they are also great listeners and made sure they understood where I was coming from. – R. Pargeter
  • Berman & Simmons, and especially Travis Brennan have made my first experience hiring a lawyer very fluid. From the initial meeting, and intake for my case, you have been a great listener, and thoughtful in helping me through the particulars. I needed someone who could speak on my behalf and show careful decisiveness towards my goals. You had come recommended from several in my community, and while I hope to not need your expertise again, there is no doubt I will look to you if needed in the future. – T. McLain