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Daniel G. Kagan

Personal injury Attorney at Lewiston, ME

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  • State Years
    Maine - ME 35 years
    Massachusetts - MA 35 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Daniel

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Attorney Daniel Kagan is one of Maine’s leading trial lawyers, with a record of jury verdicts and settlements in complex and difficult personal injury cases. A life-long Mainer, Dan connects well with clients and jurors from every walk of life. He thrives under pressure and, since joining Berman & Simmons in 1989, has often taken on controversial cases that play out in the public spotlight.

Dan practices law consistently at the highest intellectual level, with no loss of his Maine roots―he is a proud native of Bangor. Dan’s grandfather and father founded and operated Penobscot Shoe Company, which provided employment to generations of Penobscot, Somerset, and Piscataquis county families. Dan’s upbringing taught him the value of hard work, civic engagement, and the importance of making personal connections and developing authentic relationships with people.

Dan is one of several lawyers in the firm who have achieved jury trial verdicts in excess of $1 million. His statewide practice emphasizes serious and complex wrongful death, products liability and personal injury matters. With a particular interest in mechanical and design failures, Dan has won verdicts and settlements for victims killed or injured by all types of defectively designed machines, including vehicles such as ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, and trucks.

Dan has represented a widow from northern Maine whose husband was killed in a Fourth of July parade; the family of a special education teacher from Berwick who was killed by a teenage driver; the family of a 17-year-old from Oakland, who died at a haunted hayride attraction; the family of a man who died of exposure when his wheelchair became stuck in snow on a wintery day; and a woman hurt when her newly-installed wheelchair lift collapsed beneath her.

“I always felt that I had a good understanding of people, and found I was drawn to helping people solve their problems,” Dan says. “That naturally translated into a career in law. I love figuring out solutions to problems, and I’m happiest when I can win and give my clients the closure they need.”

Dan is a leader in legal education. He is a contributing author for the guide to superior court practice in Maine on the topic of trial advocacy. He speaks frequently on tort law and trial advocacy at legal education seminars; and has authored several legal articles on a wide range of subjects, including maximizing recovery on complex cases, presentation of expert witnesses, and client communication.

Dan is actively involved with the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice.

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Location

Berman & Simmons, PA
129 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME, 04243-0961
Berman & Simmons, PA
85 Exchange Street
Portland, ME, 04101
Berman & Simmons, PA
23 Water Street, Suite 208
Bangor, ME, 04401
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • 1988 - 1989

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Middlebury College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Governor
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Governor
  • 1996 - Present
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • "AV Preeminent" - Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Wiedemann & Wysocki Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
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Lewiston Personal injury Lawyer Daniel G. Kagan
Daniel G. Kagan
Personal injury Attorney
Lewiston, ME
Licensed for 35 years