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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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Licensed

  1. Medical Malpractice: 75%
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
  3. Car Accident: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 5%

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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
Bangor, ME, 04401

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MEActive198108/13/2016
MAActive198007/30/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Local Litigation StarBenchmark Litigation2016
"AV Preeminent" - Highest Level of Professional ExcellenceMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Litigation - PlaintiffsBest Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Lawyer of the Year - Medical Malpractice Law - PlaintiffsBest Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Lawyer of the Year - Medical Malpractice LawBest Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBerman & Simmons, PA1981 - Present
Law ClerkMassachusetts Superior Court1980 - 1981
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maine Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Academy of Catastrophic Injury AttorneysMemberN/A
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2004 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury.Verdict: $8.9M.
Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury.Verdict: $7.9M.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Bowdoin CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Meeting“Emerging Issues in Professional Negligence Litigation”2016