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Maine Professional Malpractice Lawyers

What you should do if a professional fails to do the job right

When you hire a professional in Maine―whether it’s a lawyer, accountant, real estate agent, architect, building contractor, or a professional of any type―you expect them to deliver services that meet, if not exceed, the standards in their field. In other words, you expect them to do the job right.

When a professional fails to meet industry standards, they can be held responsible for damages under Maine law.

Professionals often go to great lengths to avoid responsibility for their mistakes or wrongdoing. Their insurance companies and defense lawyers will use every possible tactic to delay the process, confuse the issues, and place the blame elsewhere.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation.

For the best results, go to the best Maine professional malpractice lawyers

Widely recognized as the best malpractice law firm in Maine, Berman & Simmons is the firm insurance companies and defense lawyers don’t want to see in court. Our professional malpractice attorneys have the legal skills, toughness, and experience to win against any opponent. With us as your advocate, you can take back control and put yourself in a position of power. We approach the case with one goal in mind: full compensation for your losses. To us, any other result is unacceptable. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win by settlement or jury verdict.

A law firm that actually listens to you

We have helped countless victims who have been involved in professional malpractices cases and we understand the challenges you face. We realize that beyond the physical struggles, the emotional and financial impacts can be overwhelming.

Our lawyers and staff members take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved.

How do I find out if I have a professional malpractice claim?

The first step in a professional malpractice case is for our lawyers to work with you to determine whether the professional deviated from industry standards, and whether your losses can be directly tied to that failure.

Not every case with a bad result rises to the level of malpractice. State and federal laws and regulations are specific to each industry and specialty area.

Maine has strict statutes of limitations for filing a professional malpractice lawsuit. Berman & Simmons lawyers can help you protect your rights.

Professional malpractice can happen in a wide range of fields

  • Legal malpractice, including failure to follow codes of ethics; misuse of client funds; failure to meet deadlines or make appearances on behalf of a client; failure to properly prepare documents.

  • Accounting malpractice, including failure to properly prepare tax or other financial documents; misuse of funds; deviation from codes of ethics.

  • Real estate agent malpractice, including breach of contract; misrepresentation of the condition of the property; failure to repay earnest money deposits.

  • Architectural/engineering malpractice, including design errors; failure to properly consider load-bearing capacities; improper approval of a progress payment.

  • Mortuary/funeral home malpractice, including wrongful cremation or burial; loss of cremated remains; improper embalming.


Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights.

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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.