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Alicia Curtis

Personal injury Attorney at Portland, ME

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Attorney Alicia Curtis concentrates her work on complex motion practice, appeals, and insurance coverage disputes. She joined Berman & Simmons in 2009 and works closely with other lawyers at the firm who focus on personal injury matters. Alicia is highly respected throughout Maine for her research and legal writing skills on difficult cases.

 

Throughout her career, Alicia has advocated for those whose voices are often not heard. After earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University, she spent a number of years working to help the homeless and persons with severe mental illness. Alicia chose to pursue a legal career to become a more effective advocate. She is motivated to seek justice and fair compensation for people who have been wronged, often by insurance companies or large corporations.

 

“At the end of the day, the cases I feel best about are those where clients win fair compensation that helps them rebuild their lives after injury, or meet real needs like housing or healthcare,” Alicia says.  “It is a victory when a client sees that even ‘the little person’ can get justice, and that people have listened to them and believed in their case.”

 

Alicia studied at Reed College, where she was recognized with a Commendation for Academic Excellence. She earnedher law degree from the University of Maine School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and was ranked second in her class. She was also awarded the Faculty Significant Achievement Award at graduation.

 

Numerous awards and achievements speak to Alicia’s interest in legal analysis and written advocacy. At Maine Law, she won the Hon. Daniel E. Wathen First-Year Legal Writing Prize, and was selected to be a Legal Writing Instructor, as well as an intern in the Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine. In addition to serving as an Articles Editor on the Maine Law Review, Alicia was chosen as Head Articles Editor for a special symposium issue on the difference between French and American perspectives towards international law. She has also authored numerous articles, and is the co-author of a book chapter on dispositive motions.

 

Alicia does pro bono representation for people seeking asylum in Maine through the non-profit Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project. 

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Licensed for 16 years
State ME
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/26/2022

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Berman & Simmons, PA
85 Exchange Street
Portland, ME, 04101
Berman & Simmons, PA
129 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME, 04240
Berman & Simmons, PA
23 Water Street, Suite 208
Bangor, ME, 04401
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Berman & Simmons, PA
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Boston University School of Social Work
  • 1993
  • Reed College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Camden Nat'l Bank v. Weintraub, 2016 ME 101, _A. 3d_
  • Hemond v. Frontier Communications of America, 59 A.3d 766 (Vt. 2012)
  • Vt. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Francoeur, 2015 Me. Super. LEXIS 155 (Me. Super Ct. Aug. 25, 2015).
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Associations

  • Maine State Bar Association, Women's Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association, Insurance Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • AAJ Insurance Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association, Women's Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Homes Litigation Group
  • Member
  • N/A
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • Legal Writing Instructor
  • N/A
  • Maine Bar Journal
  • Editorial Board
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Enough Already? Evidence Necessary to Prove Causation in a Personal Injury Case
  • 2016
  • A Practical Guide to Maine Superior Court Practice 6-1
  • Dispositive Motions
  • 2015
  • Maine Bar Journal
  • Punitive Damages in Products Liability Cases: The Need for a New Standard
  • 2011
  • Tri-State Defense Lawyer’s Association Newsletter
  • The National Trend Towards Recognizing the Claim of Negligent Credentialing: Where Do Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont Stand?
  • 2008
  • Maine Bar Journal
  • The Reasonable Value of Medical Services: The Amount Paid, The Amount Billed, Or the Jury’s Choice?
  • 2008
  • Maine Bar Journal
  • Pooled Supplemental Needs Trusts: Keeping the Wolf from the Door of Elderly and Disabled Mainers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Year in Review Seminar
  • Civil Procedures and Evidence
  • 2017
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association Fall Semina
  • Enough Already? Evidence Necessary to Prove Causation in a Personal Injury Case
  • 2016

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Portland Personal injury Lawyer Alicia Curtis
Alicia Curtis
Personal injury Attorney
Portland, ME
Licensed for 16 years