Benjamin R. Gideon

Benjamin R. Gideon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Lewiston, ME

Berman & Simmons
 | 129 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04243
Phone: 866-479-6037
Fax: 207-784-7699
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
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.

About Benjamin Gideon

Admitted: 2003, Maine

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers  ― “Super Lawyer,” 2013–present; “Rising Star,” 2011
  • Benchmark Litigation ― “Litigation Star”
  • The Best Lawyers in America ― Listed for Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Product Liability, 2013–present; “Lawyer of the Year,” 2016–present
  • Martindale-Hubbell ― Top Rated “AV Preeminent”
  • AVVO — Rated 10.0 out of 10
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys ― Listed in Maine for Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Products Liability, 2017
  • Chambers & Partners USA ― Listed for Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance and Mainly Plaintiff

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

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
  • 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 a civil rights claim on behalf of a man shot by police with a Taser weapon., 2007


Educational Background:

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

129 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04243

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Last Updated: 12/10/2019

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