Our Case Results

Maine Attorneys with a Record of Success

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we have leveraged the experience of over 35 attorneys to establish ourselves as a proven and premier law firm. Over the years, our attorneys have secured notable case results, including millions of dollars in compensation, for clients throughout Northern New England. Many of these results have earned national recognition.

Our results in personal injury law, SSD and workers’ compensation, divorce and family law, litigation, and other areas of practice speak volumes about our passion for advocacy and ability to craft the winning solutions clients need for their unique legal problems. View some of notable case results below.

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Litigation - $2,000,000

Successfully Represented America's Largest Rental Car Company

Successfully represented the defendant, America's largest rental car company, by trying a high exposure motor vehicle injury and insurance coverage case to a defendant's verdict against the plaintiff counsel's closing argument jury request for two million dollars.

Personal Injury - $1,700,000

Automobile Accident

Tractor trailer driver making illegal U-turn hits pedestrian and causes serious, permanent injuries.

Personal Injury - $1,700,000

Settlement for Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck

Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation. Shaheen & Gordon attorney D. Michael Noonan negotiated a $1,700,000.00 settlement for a woman seriously injured while walking when a tractor trailer driver making an illegal U-turn struck her causing serious and permanent injuries including head injury.

Personal Injury - $1,500,000

Settlement for Fall Victim

Young Man Injured in Fall From Unsafe second floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation. Shaheen & Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan negotiated a $1,500,000.00 settlement for a young man seriously injured in a fall from a second floor sliding door. The client suffered serious injuries including a traumatic brain injury.

Personal Injury - $1,250,000

Automobile vs. Motorcycle

Car runs a stop sign and strikes motorcycle on which plaintiff is riding as a passenger causing serious, permanent injuries.

Personal Injury - $1,250,000

Recovered For Family Of Motorcyclist Killed In Collision With Auto

Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim

Shaheen & Gordon Attorneys D. Michael Noonan and Timothy P. Beaupre negotiated a $1,250,000.00 settlement for the family of a 60 year old motorcyclist who was killed when the driver of a car took an unexpected and illegal left turn directly in his path causing a collision and killing him instantly.

Personal Injury - $1,250,000

Recovered For Passenger On Motorcycle Injured When Struck By Car

Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation

Shaheen & Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan negotiated a $1,250,000.00 settlement for a woman seriously injured while a passenger on the back of a motorcycle driven by her husband. A careless motorcyclist ran a stop sign and "t-boned" the motorcycle causing her serious injuries including a mild traumatic brain injury.

Personal Injury - $1,225,000

Settlement Of Estate Of Worker Killed By Electrocution

Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company. All defendants blamed the lineman for the accident. Fran retained experts from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Canada and a private engineering firm, leading to a pre- trial settlement in federal court.

Personal Injury - $1,050,000

Products Liability / Pharmaceutical

Woman suffered stroke after using over the counter cold medication.

Personal Injury - $1,050,000

Recovered For Woman Exposed To Dangerous Drug

Woman harmed by the use of a dangerous drug received a settlement of $1,050,000.00 as compensation

Shaheen & Gordon Attorney Attorney D. Michael Noonan negotiated a $1,050,000.00 settlement for a woman injured by her exposure to a dangerous drug.

By presenting a persuasive case demonstrating the effects the drugs had on her Attorney Noonan was able to resolve the case favorably for his client.

Personal Injury - $1,000,000

Arbitration Award - Automobile Accident

Serious head and leg injuries resulting from intersection accident, mild brain injury, permanent lower extremity impairment.

Personal Injury - $1,000,000

Arbitration Award For Woman Injured In Motor Vehicle Accident

Woman injured in car crash receives $1,000,000.00 award as compensation

Shaheen and Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan successfully arbitrated this case for a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident including serious leg injury and a mild traumatic brain injury. The driver who caused the accident had only $250,000.00 in insurance coverage but the injury victim had a $1,000,000.00 under insured motorist policy of her own. The insurance company for the driver who caused the accident offered to pay the $250,000.00 they had for coverage but the injury victims own insurance company would only offer to pay another $50,000.00 for a total recovery of $300,000.00. Because of her serious injuries the Plaintiff rejected this offer and proceeded to an arbitration which lasted five days and after the presentation of the case by Shaheen & Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan the arbitration panel awarded the full $1,000,000.00 as compensation.

$700,000

U.S. District Court Case

United States District Court – January 2012. Successfully settled a claim of attorneys fees in the amount of $700,000 after established that lawyers from the Department of Justice acted in bad faith during the course of litigation arising from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's corrupt relationship with Whitey Bulger and Stephen Flemmi.

Personal Injury - $699,000

Pedestrian vs. Automobile

Elderly pedestrian walking on the sidewalk for his morning walk when an elderly female driver loses control of her vehicle driving up onto the sidewalk striking the pedestrian causing serious injuries to both legs. Pedestrian required hospitalization and rehabilitation to regain the use of his legs.

Personal Injury - $550,000

Automobile vs. Tractor Trailer

Tractor trailer driving down a rural hill, Plaintiff driving up the hill on the opposite side of the road, collision occurs near the center line during a snow storm causing serious injuries to the Plaintiff. Case settled during litigation for $550,000.00.

Personal Injury - $500,000

Arbitration Award For Husband And Wife Injured In Motor Vehicle Accident

Husband and wife receive $500,000.00 award as compensation

Shaheen & Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan successfully arbitrated this case for a husband and wife seriously injured in an automobile accident. The driver who caused the accident had only $25,000.00 in available insurance coverage but the injury victims had a $500,000.00 under insured motorist policy of their own. The insurance company for the driver who caused the accident offered to pay the $25,000.00 they had for coverage but the injury victims own insurance company, despite their serious injuries, would never offer more than an additional $65,000.00 for a total recovery of $90,000.00. The husband and wife rejected that offer and proceeded to an arbitration which lasted a half day and after the presentation of the case by Shaheen & Gordon Attorney D. Michael Noonan the arbitration panel awarded the full $500,000.00 as compensation.

Workers' Compensation - $335,000

Workers’ Compensation Lump Sum Settlement for Worker with Permanent Lower Back Injury

Attorney Timothy P. Beaupre represented a gentleman who injured his back while lifting heavy materials at work. The worker had to undergo multiple surgeries but was left with a poor end result. Well before settling the case, Attorney Beaupre obtained yearly cost of living benefit increases for his client. Also before settlement, Attorney Beaupre successfully collected permanent impairment awards for his client in the amounts of $13,500 and $30,000, bringing the total financial award to nearly $380,000.00.

Personal Injury - $305,000

Worker's Death

Client's husband died after he lost control of his company vehicle on black ice. The workers' compensation insurer denied the claim, blaming his alleged reckless conduct for the accident. After losing at the Department of Labor twice, Fran appealed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. A lump sum settlement of widow's right to future benefits was reached at mediation at the Supreme Court.

Personal Injury - $275,000

Premises Liability

Claimant was working as a delivery man delivering items to a supermarket in Southern Maine. On exiting the store after delivering the items, plaintiff fell on a crack in the ramp leading from the building. Plaintiff suffered a knee injury requiring several knee surgeries.

Personal Injury - $250,000

Sexual Harassment

Client, female law enforcement officer, witnessed abuse of female in custody by mail law enforcement officers, who directed sexually derogatory remarks at the female. Client suffered post traumatic distress over the incident and was retaliated against in the workplace for her having complained about the abuse. Fran successfully pursued a workers' compensation claim as well as a sexual harassment/retaliation claim in federal court, leading to a pretrial settlement of all claims.

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