Berman & Simmons

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at Berman & Simmons have provided aggressive and uncompromising advocacy for their clients throughout the state of Maine and beyond. The firm is widely recognized as the top personal injury and medical malpractice law firms in Maine. Berman & Simmons was founded in 1914 by Benjamin Berman. Together with his brother, David Berman, the law firm became known for its dedication to protecting blue collar workers and taking on controversial cases others refused to face. Today, the attorneys at the firm focus on general personal injury law, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, complex litigation and defective medical devices.


Berman & Simmons has built a reputation for expertise, experience and success. Sixteen of the firm's attorneys have been included in the Super Lawyers list, which is a recognition that is given to less than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Chambers USA has recognized Berman & Simmons as the best plaintiffs' personal injury law firm in Maine. The attorneys have successfully represented clients in landmark cases, including two that were recognized as being among the top 100 jury verdicts in the U.S. by The National Law Journal.

Seven of the lawyers at Berman & Simmons have been rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. This is a peer reviewed rating that is only granted to those select lawyers who are deemed to have reached the highest levels of legal skill and ethics by their peers in the legal community. Multiple lawyers at the firm have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America directory, and numerous attorneys have received other awards. Our attorneys have been elected as fellows of the highly prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, and serve on the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Association for Justice.  

Berman & Simmons has recovered millions of dollars for their clients, including a $22 million jury verdict in a defective products case, an $8.9 million verdict in a medical malpractice case and many others. The firm is committed to advancing the rights of individuals and helping their clients get the maximum compensation they deserve when they have been injured by the wrongful or negligent acts of others.



*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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