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Mr. Sweet graduated from Bowdoin College in 1971. After working for seven years in social services, he attended Northeastern University School of Law, graduating in 1980.
From 1980 until 1981, he served as a Law Clerk to Justice Frances Quirico on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
In 1981, Mr. Sweet joined Berman & Simmons.For over 20 years, Mr. Sweet has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.He has also been named as one of the top 100 lawyers in New England by New England Super Lawyers, and recognized by Benchmark as a litigation star.
For the past 17 years, Mr. Sweet has concentrated his practice on serious cases involving medical malpractice and personal injury.Mr. Sweet holds the distinction of having received the two largest verdicts in Maine history for medical malpractice cases.In 2001, Mr. Sweet received a $9 million verdict in Cumberland County Superior Court, and in 2007, he received an $8 million verdict in Androscoggin County Superior Court.
Mr. Sweet has successfully handled hundreds of medical malpractice cases, including cases involving birth injuries, general surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and internal medicine.
Mr. Sweet has been selected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys.In 2004, he was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.Mr. Sweet’s practice is statewide, and he regularly handles cases in Maine’s rural counties, including Aroostook County, Franklin County, Piscataquis County, Oxford County, and Somerset County.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Local Litigation Star||Benchmark Litigation||2016|
|"AV Preeminent" - Highest Level of Professional Excellence||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Lawyer of the Year - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Lawyer of the Year - Medical Malpractice Law||Best Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Partner||Berman & Simmons, PA||1981 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Massachusetts Superior Court||1980 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maine Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||N/A|
|Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||2004 - 2016|
|Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury.||Verdict: $8.9M.|
|Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury.||Verdict: $7.9M.|
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|In Brief||The Practical Implications of the Continuing Negligent Treatment Doctrine||2013|
|In Brief||Evaluation of Bowel Injury Cases||2011|
|In Brief||Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy||2010|
|In Brief||Taking on Medical Malpractice Cases||2008|
|In Brief||The Presentation of a Complex Personal Injury Case Can be Streamlined and Enhanced Through the Use of Currently Available Technology||N/A|
|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Bowdoin College||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Annual Meeting||“Emerging Issues in Professional Negligence Litigation”||2016|