Jodi L. Nofsinger is an attorney at Berman & Simmons in Lewiston, Maine. Ms. Nofsinger focuses her practice on personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. She serves clients in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and throughout New England and the nation.
Ms. Nofsinger holds a bachelor’s degree in biology, a field in which she worked until beginning law school. She earned her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law and is admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts and before the U.S District Court for the District of Maine. She previously gained valuable experience working as a law clerk for various Maine Superior Court judges.
Ms. Nofsinger has earned recognition from various organizations because of her work on behalf of injured individuals. She is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and has was listed as a “lawyer of the year” by “The Best Lawyers in America” in 2015 and 2018. She was also listed in America’s Top 100 Attorneys and Benchmark Litigation.
In addition to her practice, Ms. Nofsinger has authored articles for the American Association for Justice’s Trial magazine. She also previously served as an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at the University of Maine School of Law.
Actively involved in her legal community, Ms. Nofsinger is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. She is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union Maine and the board of governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.
*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.
First Admitted: 1996, Maine
Professional Webpage: https://www.bermansimmons.com/our-attorneys/jodi-l-nofsinger
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
- Super Lawyers — “Super Lawyer,” 2011–present
- AVVO, Rated 10.0 out of 10
- America’s Top 100 Attorneys ― Listed in Maine for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, 2017
- Martindale-Hubbell — Top Rated “AV Preeminent”
- The Best Lawyers in America — Listed for Medical Malpractice, 2009–present; “Lawyer of the Year,” 2015, 2018
- Benchmark Litigation, “Future Star”
- University of Illinois, cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1991
- Maine’s Wrongful Death Act (“the Act”), among other elements of damages, permits recovery for pecuniary loss resulting from a decedent’s death. The most obvious means of establishing pecuniary loss derives from the decedent’s earning history. So must you forego a pecuniary loss claim if your client estate’s decedent was a child with little or no earnings history?, Co-author, Promise Matters: Winning Pecuniary Damages in a Child’s Wrongful Death Claim, 2019
- Be True to Yourself, TRIAL®, American Association for Justice, Washington D.C., June 2017
- Medical Imaging: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, IN BRIEF (Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, Me.), Spring 2014
- Medical Malpractice—Basic Rules of Cancer Screening, IN BRIEF (Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, Me.), Fall 2012
- Management of Heart Attacks in Emergency Departments, IN BRIEF (Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, Me.), Fall 2011
- Failure to Diagnose and Treat Spinal Nerve Root Compression, IN BRIEF (Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, Me.), Fall 2010
- Putting the Client First, IN BRIEF (Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, Me.), Spring 2009
- Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, University of Maine School of Law, 2004–2007
- Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, 2020
- Appointment to Advisory Committee for Reviewing Nominations for the Next U.S. Attorney of Maine, 2020
- President, American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, 2020
- Board Member, American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, 2009–present
- Appointment to Judicial Nominations Advisory Committee, 2019
- American Association for Justice, 2003–present
- U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1997
- Board of Governors, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2012–2013
- Massachusetts, 1997
- Board of Governors, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, 2002–present
- Maine, 1996
- Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023