LEWISTON — Berman & Simmons announces that nine lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, four attorneys are included in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and attorneys Daniel Kagan and James O’Connell are named 2023 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year.

This is the fifth time Kagan has received the designation of Lawyer of the Year. One of Maine’s leading trial lawyers, he has a record of jury trial verdicts in the millions of dollars, representing clients in serious and complex wrongful death, products liability and personal injury claims. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of traumatic brain injury and patient advocacy.

O’Connell has successfully negotiated hundreds of settlements and has won numerous jury trial verdicts throughout Maine, including several high-profile catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Both men are members of the American Association for Justice and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, among other professional organizations.

The following Berman & Simmons plaintiff lawyers are named to 2023 The Best Lawyers in America list: Michael T. Bigos, Craig A. Bramley, Travis M. Brennan, Susan A. Faunce, Robert Furbish, Daniel G. Kagan, Jodi L. Nofsinger, James E. O’Connell and Steven D. Silin.

The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list recognizes associates and other up-and-coming lawyers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States and includes these Berman & Simmons plaintiff lawyers, for a second consecutive year: Christopher C. Boots, Elizabeth Kayatta, Timothy M. Kenlan and Dov Sacks.

For more information, visit www.bermansimmons.com.

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