History and Philosophy
Many clients ask us about the history of our law firm. The following will give you some insight into the history and philosophy of the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein:
MAINE LAWYERS WORKING FOR MAINE PEOPLE
Forty-eight years ago, Joe Bornstein, then a young attorney fresh out of law school, hung out his shingle in a small office located in the up-and-coming waterfront section of his native Portland that came to be known as the Old Port. Since then, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein has grown into one of Maine's leading personal injury law firms with a staff dedicated to serving the legal needs of Mainers who have suffered injuries and disabilities.
Today, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is the most recognized personal injury law firm in Maine, working tirelessly to get Mainers the justice they deserve.
ACCESS TO JUSTICE THROUGH TOP QUALITY REPRESENTATION
The focus of the firm's practice has always been personal injury law, and is limited exclusively to representing accident and injury victims who have been hurt by someone or something else’s negligence. Since 1974, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein has represented more than 25,000 injured and disabled Mainers and recovered over $500 million in damages and benefits for our clients.
The firm owes its success to several important factors. The first is its large, dedicated and highly experienced staff of legal professionals. Our team of expert attorneys and case managers provides legal representation to clients in a highly intelligent, creative and aggressive way, while remaining sensitive and attentive to each of our client's special personal needs. Our clients benefit from the firm's large investment in staff training and supervision, as well as our dedication to the use of advanced technology.
The firm's clients have a choice of meeting in the privacy and security of our seven formal offices in Sanford, Biddeford, Portland, Windham, Lewiston, Augusta and Bangor, or in their home, the hospital or other convenient location. If a client prefers, we can meet virtually to ensure comfort and safety as access to justice is top priority at our law firm. We represent injured Mainers of all backgrounds from all 16 counties of Maine.
NEARLY 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN PERSONAL INJURY LAW
Developing and maintaining long-term relationships with both office staff and clients is a point of pride for our law firm. In fact, many of our clients are referred to us by past and present satisfied clients who recommend our services to their friends, co-workers, and family members.
We strongly believe that our reputation as a leader in the field of personal injury law, the dedication and expertise of our staff, and the loyalty of our clients, speak volumes about the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.
UNYIELDING COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT MAINE
The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is dedicated to giving back to the Maine communities that we serve. We proudly support and participate in several legal and civic organizations and activities, including the firm's annual Arrive Alive Creative Contest. The program is celebrating its 19th year and asks graduating high school seniors to think creatively and send a message to their peers about the dangers of drinking and driving and the dangerous of distracted driving.
In 2022, the firm awarded five students who were judged to have the best submissions with new laptop computers and in 18 years has given away over $170,000 in prizes to Maine high school seniors who help send the message, "Stay Safe and Arrive Alive!"
Past entries have included essays, poems, paintings, public service announcements, videos, recorded songs, t-shirts, board games, drawings and more. A complete set of rules and all past winners can be viewed online at: www.arrivealivecreativecontest.com.
A DEDICATION TO EDUCATING MAINERS ABOUT THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS
Another important priority for the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is educating Mainers about their legal rights regarding personal injury law. Some of the client-education tools our firm employs are a blog, email blasts and newsletter, and multiple client brochures about motor vehicle accidents and personal injury law.
WE TREAT CLIENTS WITH THE DIGNITY AND RESPECT THEY DESERVE
We've learned many important lessons from our clients. At the firm, every staff member treats clients with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Our lawyers are available to meet with you at one of our seven convenient offices, each wheelchair accessible, or in your home, the hospital or other location of your choice. If you prefer, we can also meet virtually to ensure client safety from the comforts of your own home.
We are proud to provide top quality legal services to Mainers of all backgrounds through the contingent fee system. Under that system, clients only pay an attorney fee when they collect money for their injury, and not before. A client is never asked for a retainer or a payment up front to cover client costs.
OUR PLEDGE TO HELP MAINERS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS IN A TIME OF NEED
The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein has been privileged and honored to represent more than 25,000 Maine clients from every background in its 48-year history. It's our pledge to continue to make top quality legal services readily available to the citizens of Maine no matter where they live throughout our wonderful state. Our team of attorneys and case managers is equipped to handle personal injury claims that run the spectrum from the most straightforward, to those with the most complex legal, insurance, and medical issues.
Some Mainers think that the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein handles claims for only the most seriously injured clients. In reality, the firm handles claims that involve every type of injury. Our attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to answer all of your questions related to accident and injury claims in a direct, honest, and compassionate way.
We look forward to serving the legal needs of Mainers for many years to come.