Berman & Simmons announced that Miriam A. Johnson will be working with the firm’s senior attorneys on their expanding case load of medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

Johnson, born and reared in Portland, is a 1993 graduate of Deering High School. She attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. After graduating from college, she lived in China, teaching English, then worked in Massachusetts in the publishing field. After living out of state, Johnson returned to Maine to pursue a law career.

She graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, where she was selected to be a legal writing instructor and co-president of the Maine Association for Public Interest Law. Johnson worked as a student attorney at Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic helping low-income clients with family and criminal law matters.

Prior to joining Berman & Simmons, she was an assistant district attorney for Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties. Johnson was a founding board member of the Maine Alliance for Drug Treatment Courts. She serves as secretary for the Board of Directors of the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast. Johnson resides in Bath.

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