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Serious personal injury, medical malpractice and/or the wrongful death of a loved one are among the most devastating, highly personal tragedies individuals and their families can ever face. People are forced to make important decisions about the future while suffering from the extreme emotional turmoil that often accompanies such a trauma. At times like these, when people are most vulnerable, it is crucial to have a trusted, experienced advisor to guide you through the complicated legal system.

As experienced Maine Personal Injury Attorneys, we have worked tirelessly fighting for the legal rights of hundreds of clients who have suffered serious physical, emotional and catastrophic injuries, and survivors of those who have died due to others’ negligence as a result of construction accidents, medical negligence and other wrongful acts. We do not play games when clients have suffered a serious personal injury as a result of another person's negligence or intentional wrongdoing. We take aggressive action to protect your rights, deal with the insurance companies and go after the fair and just compensation that you deserve.

We take pride in providing quality and personalized representation to clients throughout Maine within the following areas:

  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice 
  • Spinal Cord Injury 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Burn Injuries
  • Slip & Fall/Premises Liability 
  • Construction/On the Job Accidents 
  • Dog/Animal Bites
  • Insurance Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Airline Crash Cases 
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • SUV Rollovers
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Defective Products
  • Wrongful Death

We make your needs our top priority. We will manage all aspects of your case, including complex investigations, vital research, processing of medical bills, contacting insurance companies and engaging in negotiations. From beginning to end, we will guide you through an often intimidating, tedious process of challenging corporations and insurance companies until a fair settlement is reached.

Call Briggs & Wholey, LLC today at 207-553-3950, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free consultation.

Attorney Profile

Alison A. Wholey Briggs

Jurisdictions:

  • State of Maine, 2004
  • State of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • State of New Jersey, 1986
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1989
  • United States Court of Claims, 1990

Certifications and Specialities:

  • Registered Nurse, State of Maine
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Education:

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, N.Y. 1986, J.D.
    • Clerkship: Law Clerk to Hon. John W. Devine, U.S. Magistrate Judge, 1986-1988
    • Internship: United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985-1986
    • Internship: New Jersey Department of Public Advocate, 1984
    • Teaching Assistant: Legal Writing, 1987, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1977
    • Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association (2004 – Present)
    • Board of Governors (2007-Present)
    • Treasurer, MTLA (2015-2016)
    • Secretary, MTLA (2014 – 2015)
  • Maine Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Maine State Bar Association, Member Since 2004
  • Knox County Bar Association, Member Since 2004
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Life Fellow
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member Since 1989
    • State Delegate- State of Maine (2006 – Present)
    • Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus (1989 – Present)
    • Nursing Home Litigation Group (2008 – Present)
    • Professional Negligence Section (2008 – Present)
    • Motor Vehicle Highway and Premises Liability Section (2006 – Present)
    • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group (2009 – Present)
    • Dialysis Equipment, Products, & Clinics Litigation Group (2013 – Present)
    • Birth Trauma Litigation Group (2008 – Present)
  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem, Maine State Supreme Court (2004-2008)
  • Tier 2 Metro “Best Law Firm” for Plaintiffs Personal Injury by U.S. News–Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Tier 2 Metro “Best Law Firm” for Plaintiffs Personal Injury by U.S. News–Best Lawyers, 2015
  • New Hope for Women, Board Member
  • Voted “Best Law Firm” Best of the Best – Knox County 2013

Recent Results

  • Undiagnosed Spinal Abscess: A 68-year-old woman went into the hospital for a broken right ankle. The doctor operated, installed a plate and screws and put her ankle in a cast. She returned to the hospital with a post-operative infection. During this hospitalization, she developed a spinal abscess which the doctors failed to diagnose until after she became paralyzed below her waist. She received compensation of $1.7 million.
     
  • Highway Collision: An operator of a leased vehicle drifted over the centerline and caused a head-on collision at 50 M.P.H. with a vehicle operated by a 37-year-old social worker. She suffered a number of injuries, including a closed head injury rendering her unable to continue working. The leasing company settled for $750,000.
     
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome: A 26-year-old dry-waller walking to his work site in a paper mill fell approximately three feet into an unguarded drain hole. Thereafter, he developed chronic pain syndrome in his low back. A jury awarded him $675,000 for his injuries and his wife $50,000 for loss of consortium.

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