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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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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 45%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Defective Products: 30%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Nursing Home Abuse: 5%



Contingent (33-40%)

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Berman & Simmons, PA

129 Lisbon St
PO Box 961
Lewiston, ME, 04240-7119

Berman & Simmons, PA

85 Exchange Street
Portland, ME, 04101

Berman & Simmons, PA

23 Water Street
Suite 402
Bangor, ME, 04401



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Robbie FoundationBoard Member2016 - Present
Maine State Bar Association, Women's Law SectionCo-chair2016 - Present
Robbie FoundationVolunteer2013 - Present
Maine State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Maine Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
University of Maine School of Law - Advanced Trial Advocacy TeamSelected MemberN/A
University of Maine School of Law - Gignoux Inn of CourtSelected MemberN/A
University of Maine School of Law - Native American Law AssociationMemberN/A
University of Maine School of Law - Maine Association for Public Interest LawyersMemberN/A
University of Maine School of Law - Cumberland Legal Aid ClinicStudent AttorneyN/A
University of Maine School of Law - Women's Law AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Bowdoin CollegeN/AN/A1998