Steven D. Silin

Steven D. Silin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lewiston, ME

Berman & Simmons
 | 129 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04243
Phone: 866-479-6037
Fax: 207-784-7699
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Responsible for some of the largest verdicts and settlements ever awarded in Maine for medical malpractice, defective products and other personal injury and wrongful death claims, attorney Steven D. Silin has earned a reputation as one of the leading trial lawyers in the state. Through his efforts, he has helped establish the law firm of Berman & Simmons as one of the region's premiere legal practices.

A staunch advocate for justice, Mr. Silin is passionate about helping his clients receive full and fair restitution for the damages and losses they incurred as the result of another party's negligence. A veteran of hundreds of court trials, he has helped secure landmark, life-changing financial awards on behalf of those he has served while holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Recognized for his achievements, he is AV-Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, and America's Top 100 Attorneys selected him among the best in the state for personal injury and medical malpractice in 2017. Also, Benchmark Litigation named him a litigation star, and he has received numerous other honors.

After graduating cum laude from Tufts University in 1977, Mr. Silin attended Northeastern University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1982. That same year, he received his license to practice from the Maine State Bar Association, and he joined Berman & Simmons in 1983. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

Possessing extensive knowledge of personal injury law, Mr. Silin regularly conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars across the country, and he has published numerous articles on tort law and trial advocacy.

He is a fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as with the Maine Bar Foundation. Among his other professional affiliations, he is an advocate for the American Board of Trial Advocates and once served on the board of governors for the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, as well as on several committees for Maine's Supreme Judicial Court.

*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.

Certificates and Credentials

About Steven Silin

Admitted: 1982, Maine

Professional Webpage:


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, 2009
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2007-Present
  • Chambers & Partners USA, Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance and Mainly Plaintiff
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Maine, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • Top 100 Lawyers in New England, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Maine's Personal Injury Litigator of the Year, 2009
  • Benchmark, Litigation, “Litigation Star”
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, 1995-Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • Top Rated “AV Preeminent”, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked in Band 1 General Commercial Litigation Chambers & Partners, USA
  • AVVO, Rated 10.0 out of 10

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Maine, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1984
  • Board of Governors, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2001-2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1983
  • Board of Governors, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, 1992-2013
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Massachusetts, 1982
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1993-Present 
  • American Association for Justice, 1993-Present   

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, Chairperson, 2005-2008
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002-Present   
  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, 1999-2008
  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on Gender Justice and the Courts, 1993-1996
  • Founding Director, Maine College of Trial Advocacy, 1996-Present
  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence, 1988-1997
  • Fellow, Maine Bar Foundation, 1992-Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Teaching Team, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2000
  • Steven D. Silin, Understanding Strict Products Liability: Back to The Future, 13 Me. Bar J. 8, 1998
  • Steven D. Silin, Tort Law: Maximizing Recovery Before Suit, Me. Lawyers Rev. 29, 1998
  • Steven D. Silin, Discovery: Strategy and Other Considerations, Me. Lawyers Rev. 20, 1997
  • Steven D. Silin, Representing Eggshell Plaintiffs and Others with Preexisting Conditions or Injuries Post Lovely, 10 Me. Bar J. 380, 1995
  • Steven D. Silin, Mild Head Trauma Cases: Proving The Neuropsychological Injury, 4 Me. Bar J. 282, 1989
  • “BYOB” Parties: Expanding Liquor Liability Beyond Maine Statutory Law, IN BRIEF, Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, ME., Summer 2013
  • Handling the Catastrophic Injury Case, IN BRIEF, Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, ME., Spring 2012
  • Advancing the Law: Bystander Recovery, IN BRIEF, Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, ME., Spring 2011
  • Shifting the Burden: Fairness for Injured Persons, IN BRIEF, Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, ME., Fall 2009
  • Maximizing Tort Recoveries: Getting Clients the Best Possible Outcome, IN BRIEF, Berman & Simmons, Lewiston, ME., Fall 2008


Educational Background:

  • Tufts University, Honors: cum laude, 1977
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Office Location for Steven D. Silin

129 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04243

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Last Updated: 6/24/2019

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