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Benjamin R. Gideon

129 Lisbon Street Lewiston, Maine 04240
Firm: Berman & Simmons
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Berman & Simmons

Years In Practice

Phone Number (207) 784-3576

Attorney Benjamin Gideon is trusted by his clients to handle some of the most complex, high-profile legal battles in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and elsewhere in New England and the nation.

Many of Ben’s cases involve people who were seriously injured or killed because of negligence within large corporations. He is motivated to hold negligent corporations accountable, and to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.

Whether it’s a case against the U.S. Government, a ski resort that fails to properly maintain its equipment, a multinational communications company that does not protect utility workers, the owners of the cargo ship El Faro, or a negligent healthcare organization, Ben is not afraid to take on and defeat the most powerful defendants. He has achieved remarkable results for his clients, including a $22.5 million jury verdict that was one of the top 100 verdicts nationwide.

Since joining Berman & Simmons in 2003, Ben has developed expertise across a broad range of case types, including personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, products liability, nursing home, and other complex civil litigation matters. Ben is a fierce competitor who thrives under pressure and enjoys the role of standing up for everyday people who have been wronged.

“We go to extraordinary lengths to make sure our clients have the best chance to win,” Ben says. “When it comes to preparation, we are going to do more, and we are going to do it better, than anyone else involved in the case.”

Ben is a Maine native. Following college, he served as Political Director to Congressman Tom Allen during his successful primary campaign for U.S. Congress. Prior to joining Berman & Simmons, Ben practiced law at the New York City office of Latham & Watkins LLP, representing clients in securities fraud, qui tam, whistleblower, Medicare fraud, and intellectual property cases.Ben is a frequent speaker on court room and trial strategy at conferences in Maine and across the country, and has published numerous articles on these subjects.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Benjamin R. Gideon
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Augusta, ME (2020)
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Augusta, ME (2018)
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Augusta, ME (2017)
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Augusta, ME (2016)
  • AVVO — Rated 10.0 out of 10
  • The Best Lawyers in America- Listed for Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Product Liability, 2013 to present
  • Chambers & Partners USA - Listed for Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance and Mainly Plaintiff
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Top Rated “AV Preeminent”
  • Super Lawyers - “Super Lawyer,” 2013–present; “Rising Star,” 2011
  • Benchmark Litigation - “Litigation Star”
Cornell University, BA
Graduated 1993
Contact Details and Office Locations
129 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
23 Water Street, Suite 208
Bangor, Maine 04401
85 Exchange Street
Portland, Maine 04101
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