Sumner Lipman is the founding partner of Lipman & Katz, P.A. He started the firm in 1971.
Mr. Lipman's practice presently focuses on personal injury, medical negligence and litigation matters. In the personal injury arena, he is widely regarded throughout the state as one of its top personal injury attorneys. He regularly handles cases on behalf of plaintiffs catastrophically injured in negligence cases.
Mr. Lipman's medical negligence practice has been particularly active in the past twenty years. Mr. Lipman long held the record for the largest medical malpractice jury verdict in Maine.
He has been a featured speaker for the American Trial Lawyers Seminar in New Orleans on 'Rising Stars' and has also lectured extensively in the state of Maine and nationally for the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Maine Bar Association.
Mr. Lipman is listed in the current issue of Best Lawyers in America and was recently selected by his peers as one of the "Top Attorneys In New England" for 2013.
He has also authored a chapter entitled "Medical and Special Damages" in the American Association for Justice text, Litigation of Tort Cases.
Mr. Lipman has been active in politics, serving two terms in the Maine Legislature and running for Governor in the Republican Primary in 1990.
Mr. Lipman has three children: a son, Michael Lipman, who owns and runs a ticket brokerage business; a daughter, Karen (Lipman) Boston, a partner at Lipman & Katz, P.A.; and another daughter, Dr. Jennifer Shinners, an obstetrician.
Areas of Practice: General litigation, personal injury law, medical malpractice, corporate litigation, and employment discrimination.
Admitted to the Maine bar in 1966.
Education: Boston University (B.S. in Business Administration, 1963; J.D., 1966) Member, Honorary Society at Boston University.
Member: Maine State Bar Association, American Bar Association and American Association for Justice; Kennebec County Bar Association (President, 1972-1973), Maine Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1975-1991; Treasurer 1979-1981; Vice President, 1983-1984; President, 1984-1986); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Board of Governors, 1989-1994); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.