Benjamin R. Gideon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Lewiston, ME

Berman & Simmons
 | 129 Lisbon Street, PO Box 961
Lewiston, ME 04243
Phone: 866-479-6037
Fax: 207-784-7699
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 2003
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Benjamin R. Gideon is an attorney at Berman & Simmons in Lewiston, Maine. Mr. Gideon practices personal injury and medical malpractice law, handling matters involving defective products, nursing home injuries and wrongful death. He represents individuals in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont as well as throughout New England and the nation.

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* by the peer review organization 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 and Partners 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (100%): Medical Malpractice

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2011

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About Benjamin Gideon

Admitted: 2003, Maine

Professional Webpage:


  • 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; “Rising Star,” 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America ― Listed for Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Product Liability, 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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Governor, Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney's Information Exchange Group, Inc. (AIEG)
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, Professional Ethics Commission
  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2002
  • New Hampshire, 2010
  • Vermont, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 2010
  • Maine, 2003
  • American Association for Justice, Product Liability Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  • 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
  • Parker v. City of South Portland, No. 06-129-P-S (D. Me. 2007).  Unanimous jury verdict and award of $111,000 in a civil rights claim on behalf of a man shot by police with a Taser weapon., 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


Educational Background:

  • Cornell University, 1993
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Office Location for Benjamin R. Gideon

129 Lisbon Street
PO Box 961
Lewiston, ME 04243

Phone: 866-479-6037

Fax: 207-784-7699

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Last Updated: 6/1/2018

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