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Susan Faunce represents people who have been harmed by medical malpractice and dangerous drugs and medical devices. She works in collaboration with attorney Jodi Nofsinger on medical malpractice cases, forming a powerful legal team with three decades of experience.
Families often come to Berman & Simmons seeking answers. For example, a loved one has died in the hospital, and the family wants to know if doctors provided appropriate care. Or a family member is facing a medical crisis because of a defective drug or medical device and wants to know if he or she is entitled to compensation. Susan analyzes medical records in detail to answer a family’s questions and determine if medical negligence occurred.
“Anytime I see an injustice, I get very motivated,” Susan says. “I enjoy making a real, significant impact on my clients’ lives when they’ve been harmed or unfairly treated.”
Susan’s keen sense of justice was forged early on. She was raised in Lewiston, Maine, by her mother, who spoke little English and had limited financial means. Her mother stressed the importance of education, and Susan set her sights on a career in law. She attended Lewiston High School and Bowdoin College.
After working as a paralegal in the litigation department of a Boston law firm, assisting on high-profile intellectual property cases, Susan joined the Peace Corps and served in Morocco, teaching English and French. She also has a working knowledge of Korean and Arabic. Susan returned home to attend the University of Maine School of Law, and in 2006 joined Berman & Simmons, where she now represents individuals from all over the state.
Susan is a board member of the Robbie Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides adaptive equipment and therapy services for children with special needs.
Languages spoken: English, French, Arabic, Korean
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Robbie Foundation||Board Member||2016 - Present|
|Maine State Bar Association, Women's Law Section||Co-chair||2016 - Present|
|Robbie Foundation||Volunteer||2013 - Present|
|Maine State Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2006 - Present|
|Maine Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|University of Maine School of Law - Advanced Trial Advocacy Team||Selected Member||N/A|
|University of Maine School of Law - Gignoux Inn of Court||Selected Member||N/A|
|University of Maine School of Law - Native American Law Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Maine School of Law - Maine Association for Public Interest Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|University of Maine School of Law - Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic||Student Attorney||N/A|
|University of Maine School of Law - Women's Law Association||Member||N/A|
|In Brief||Prison Medical Malpractice Claims||2016|
|In Brief||Medical Malpractice & Federally Funded Health Centers||2013|
|In Brief||Protecting Clients in the Era of Social Media||2012|
|In Brief||Bringing the Power of an Expert to your Case||2011|
|In Brief||Recent Adoption of the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct||2009|
|University of Maine School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|