Articles by Trevor Maxwell

Michael Bigos

Berman and Simmons lawyer earns highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell

By Trevor Maxwell on April 03, 2015, at 10:57 a.m.
LEWISTON, BANGOR, and PORTLAND, Maine, March 31, 2015 – Attorney Michael Bigos of the Berman & Simmons law firm has earned the highest possible peer rating in personal injury, litigation, and business law from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell conducts peer review ratings of lawyers throughout the U.S., with the results based on …

Third-year student at Maine Law honored as ‘Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student’

By Trevor Maxwell on March 05, 2015, at 12:16 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine, March 5, 2015 — Kaitlyn Husar of Portland, a third-year student at the University of Maine School of Law, has been selected by the American College of Bankruptcy as the 2015 Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student for the First Circuit. The prize for Husar includes a trip to the …
Benjamin Gideon

Berman and Simmons lawyer appointed to Board of Overseers

By Trevor Maxwell on Feb. 11, 2015, at 4:18 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 5, 2014 – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has appointed attorney Benjamin Gideon of Berman & Simmons to the Board of Overseers of the Bar, an independent agency that governs the conduct of lawyers in Maine. Gideon will serve as one of six lawyers on the board, …

Maine law school waives application fees, will host prospective students on Jan. 16

By Trevor Maxwell on Dec. 29, 2014, at 11:12 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: University of Maine School of Law, 246 Deering Ave., Portland, Maine For more information: 207-780-4341; PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 29, 2014 – The University of Maine School of Law in Portland, the state’s public and only law school, has announced …

Bramley named managing director at Berman and Simmons

By Trevor Maxwell on Dec. 26, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine – Attorney Craig Bramley of Cumberland has been named Managing Director at Berman & Simmons, the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. Bramley specializes in representing patients in medical malpractice cases. He has teamed with attorney Julian Sweet for the past 15 years. Together …

New England Super Lawyers recognizes 12 Berman & Simmons attorneys

By Trevor Maxwell on Oct. 31, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine, Oct. 31, 2014 – New England Super Lawyers, an exclusive listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, has selected 12 Berman & Simmons attorneys for its 2014 directory. Attorneys Craig Bramley, Benjamin Gideon, Daniel Kagan, Jodi Nofsinger, John Sedgewick, …
Berman & Simmons - group photo 2014

Berman & Simmons law firm turns 100, hires two new lawyers this fall

By Trevor Maxwell on Oct. 19, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
Lewiston, Maine — Berman & Simmons, the leading personal injury law firm in Maine, celebrates its 100th anniversary this fall. Only a handful of firms in the state have achieved this milestone. It reflects the strength of the relationships between the firm, its clients and community, and the ability of …

Berman & Simmons lawyers named “Lawyer of the Year” for their practice areas

By Trevor Maxwell on Aug. 22, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine, Aug. 22, 2014 – Three lawyers at Berman & Simmons have been named as “Lawyer of the Year” for their practice areas, in a report issued this week by Best Lawyers in America® 2015. In addition, five other Berman & Simmons lawyers were individually honored for excellence in …

Berman and Simmons ranked as top plaintiffs’ firm in Maine

By Trevor Maxwell on Aug. 08, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine, Aug. 8, 2014 – Berman & Simmons has once again been ranked by Chambers and Partners as the premier law firm for the representation of plaintiffs in Maine. The firm was the only firm in the state to be ranked number one in the ‘Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff’ practice …

Jury awards $450,000 to Gorham man injured in car accident

By Trevor Maxwell on Aug. 04, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Following a three-day civil trial, a jury in Portland last week awarded $450,000 to a Gorham man who was seriously injured in a car crash four years ago. The Berman & Simmons law firm represented Tim Valeriani, 37, of Gorham. On Feb. 9, 2010, Valeriani was driving on Saco …
Jonathan Sahrbeck

Former state prosecutor joins Portland law firm

By Trevor Maxwell on March 18, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck is a new associate at the law firm of Terry Garmey & Associates, based in Portland, Maine. Sahrbeck, a native of Cape Elizabeth, most recently served as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Maine, based in York County. He previously worked as …
Maine State Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'

Maine State Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”

By Trevor Maxwell on Oct. 26, 2012, at 3:53 p.m.
Maine State Ballet’s holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker”, comes to Portland’s Merrill Auditorium again this year with nearly 300 dancers and the live music of the Maine State Ballet Orchestra. Order tickets by phone at 207-842-0800, or online at From the snowflakes falling above the Merrill stage, to each individual …
Maine State Ballet presents "Can-Can Parisien"

Maine State Ballet presents “Can-Can Parisien”

By Trevor Maxwell on Sept. 14, 2012, at 1:22 p.m.
Maine State Ballet presents “Can-Can Parisien,” a spirited, high-kicking comic ballet, in October at the dance company’s newly renovated theater, 348 U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth. Performances will be at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6; 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12; and 1 p.m. and 4 …
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