Benjamin R. Gideon

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Auburn, Maine

Gideon Asen, LLC
Benjamin R. Gideon
Gideon Asen, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Health Care; view more

Licensed in Maine since: 2003

Education: Yale Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011

Gideon Asen, LLC

95 Main St
Suite 5
Auburn, ME 04210 Visit website


Benjamin R. Gideon is an attorney at Gideon Asen LLC in Portland, Maine. Mr. Gideon practices personal injury and medical malpractice law, handling matters involving defective products, nursing home injuries, sexual abuse, auto and truck accidents, and wrongful death. He represents individuals in primarily in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and throughout New England and the U.S.

Mr. Gideon is a graduate of Yale Law School. He is licensed to practice in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Gideon has litigated complex personal injury cases resulting in significant recoveries for his clients. His work has earned him the rating of AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” multiple years in a row and has been featured in America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Benchmark Litigation and Chambers USA.

Mr. Gideon is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, the National Police Accountability Project and the American Association for Justice. He is governor of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and belongs to the professional ethics commission of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Gideon regularly speaks at conferences and has authored several articles on litigation and personal injury matters. He previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law.

*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.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Health Care, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Nursing Home, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Health Care
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2003, Maine

Professional Webpage:

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Parker v. Gerrish, 547 F.3d. 1 (1st Cir.2008). The first Federal appeals decision in the U.S. to affirm a civil rights verdict involving the use of a Taser, 2008.
  • Bouchard v. United States, 501 F.Supp.2d 200 (D. Me. 2007). Judgment of $1.1 million on behalf of motorist injured in collision with Federal Border Patrol officer, 2007.
  • Patrons Oxford v. Luce, 905 A.2d 819 (Me. 2006). Appeal upholding right of injured party to enforce stipulated judgment against insurance company through a reach-and-apply action, 2006.
  • Parker v. City of South Portland, No. 06-129-P-S (D. Me. 2007). Unanimous jury verdict and award of $111,000 in civil rights claim on behalf of a man shot by police with a Taser weapon, 2007.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York (2000)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2002)
  • Maine (2003)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine (2010)
  • New Hampshire (2010)
  • Vermont (2016)
  • Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, Professional Ethics Commission
  • Governor, Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates, 100 of the Best Plaintiff Lawyers in the U.S., 2019-present
  • AVVO — Rated 10.0 out of 10.
  • Benchmark Litigation ― “Litigation Star”
  • Chambers & Partners USA ― Listed for Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance and Mainly Plaintiff
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Top Rated “AV Preeminent”
  • Super Lawyers ― “Super Lawyer,” 2013–present
  • The Best Lawyers in America ― 2013–present; “Lawyer of the Year,” 2016–present
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys ― Listed in Maine for Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Products Liability, 2017
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2020-present, Top 1% of all lawyers
Educational Background:
  • Cornell University, 1993
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Maine School of Law (Fall 2006; Fall 2007; Spring 2008)
  • Evaluating the Nursing Home Case, Author, 2008
  • Survival And Wrongful Death Claims in Maine, Author, Published in Maine Bar Journal, 2006
  • Negligent Driving by Police Officers: Re-opening The Courthouse Door, Author, Maine Lawyer's Weekly, 2005 
  • Making The Injured Plaintiff Whole: Maine Tort Damages in Practice, Author, Maine Bar Journal, 2006
  • Evaluating The Nursing Home Case: The Pressure Ulcer Case, Author, Maine Lawyer's Weekly, 2008
  • Civil Procedures and Evidence, Legal Year in Review Seminar, Maine State Bar Association, 2017
  • The Power of Visual Communication: Don’t Just Tell the Story — Show the Story, Maine State Bar Association, 2017
  • $2.75 Million Settlement with United States Government on Behalf of Patient Paralyzed by Spinal Epidural Abscess, 2015
  • The Road to a $22.5 Million Jury Verdict, 2014
  • Who Are These People on My Jury? - 2013
  • Developing the Electrical Injury Case, 2010
  • Evaluating The Nursing Home Case: Accidents, Falls and Elopement, 2009
  • Commercial Truck Accidents: Using Government Regulations and Oversight to Prove Your Case
  • The Jury Trial's Last Stand: Wyeth v. Levine
  • Victims of Abuse Are Fighting Back
Firm News (Newsletters):

Office location for Benjamin R. Gideon

95 Main St
Suite 5
Auburn, ME 04210

Phone: 207-206-8982


12 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2011

Top Lists

Top 5: Maine Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

Certificates and credentials

Additional sources of information about Benjamin R. Gideon

Attorney resources for Benjamin R. Gideon

Page Generated: 0.079056978225708 sec