Client Stories

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the help and support you have given me.  I’ve had a great and lucky life.  Getting T-boned by that truck running the red light turned it upside-down.  A few inches and I’d probably be dead.  I don’t mean to be dramatic, but for me it was huge.  You were right there when I called your office – calm, clear, sharp and ready to get the ball rolling.  This was exactly what I needed in my scared, vulnerable and clueless state.  You and your staff worked so hard to get me what I needed, so that I could focus on healing.  You took a heavy weight of worry off my shoulders, and I put full confidence in you.  That confidence was rewarded!
Then, two years after the accident, this July, when I received a hospital bill for my four week stay, I was stunned and frightened.  I was leaving in less than two weeks to take care of my elderly parents.  It was an enormous bill and I was overwhelmed, to say the least.  I contacted you and you were right there to help me.  The bill was settled in a couple of days, to my surprise and relief.  I am so grateful that you resolved this so quickly and I was able to leave for my parent’s with a clean slate. 
You stuck by me for the whole ride and I couldn’t be more grateful.  It was a lucky day that I found you.  I sing your praises every chance I get.  Words can’t convey the enormity of my gratitude!” 

-Amy Hirakis, Camden, Maine


“You and your team have made legal follow-up to this unfortunate incident a relatively easy process. Although the settlement will never replace the quality time lost nor make up for the pain and discomfort of the accident, Phyllis and I are grateful for the way it was handled. You were very helpful in originally explaining the process to be used and our agreement was standard for the industry. Over the course of 18 months, we had little to do but forward letters and phone calls to your office. These were acted upon and correspondence was forwarded but the process was in intrusive. Phyllis could concentrate on getting well, knowing that the follow-up was in your hands. In the final analysis, the negotiation with the two insurance companies went as well as, or, perhaps better than expected and the out of pocket expenses were less than originally anticipated. Your staff was very responsive to our requests for information and updates and the final disbursements were handled easily and efficiently.

Since this is my only and hopefully last experience of this type, I have little to compare it to. However, I remain pleasantly surprised and thankful that all worked out as it did. By all accounts, you and your staff did an excellent and very professional job at representing our interests and getting us the most that could be expected under the circumstances. Thank you again for all that you did, and please extend our thanks to your office staff. You all made a difficult situation just that much more tolerable and protected us from the day-to-day worries of follow-up, knowing you were on the case.”                                     

-M. Farland, Rockport, ME.


“We explained our situation, that Becky had been severely injured in an auto accident that ultimately resulted in her left leg being amputated above the knee. Becky had been riding on her motor scooter, when the driver of an automobile coming in the opposite direction made a left turn right into Becky. It was an accident. As is way too often the case, the other driver’s mind was attuned to another vehicle and just did not see Becky on her motor scooter.
This sudden, tragic disruption to our normal lives soon began to create serious worries and concerns about how we would deal with the next phase of this whole situation. We had a lot of very expensive bills piling up. We had a police report, we had insurance company information, we had notified the insurance companies, but how does all of this get worked out such that all of those bills get paid and we don’t wind up possibly bankrupted? We felt that we definitely needed help and guidance. Thank goodness, a trusted source, an individual with experience in the legal field, advised us that the best personal-injury lawyer in Maine was Donald Briggs. Acting on that advice, we called and arranged for a consultation. A few days later he made the two hour trip to our home to meet with us.
Fortunately, however, the amount of uninsured/underinsured coverage in our own insurance policy was much higher than the other party’s liability, and Mr. Briggs was able to co-ordinate a combination of the two and provide a more substantial benefit. Finally, in the end, and in less than a time, Mr. Briggs and his firm of Briggs & Wholey, LLC, were able to bring everything to a very agreeable settlement. We were pleased and relieved that by the terms of the settlement, Mr. Briggs had successfully managed to negotiate substantially reduced charges with the hospital and other claimants and had arranged final payment of all accident related expenses.
So, “Thank You” to all of the staff at Briggs 8c Wholey, LLC, and particularly, “Thank You” Mr. Donald Briggs. You can be sure that we will definitely recommend you to anyone who may need your services in the future.”

William and Becky Birely


“I would like to thank you for all your hard work, support and understanding in handling my auto accident case. I was a difficult case and you went above and beyond to make sure that my wife and I understood everything that was going on and to allow us the results that we could live with and move on. So on behalf of all of my family I thank you all for your superior effort and kindness. May God bless you and allow you all to continue to help others in their unforeseen tragedies.”  

– Mr. & Mrs. Robinson, Cornith, ME


“Dear Don and Alison:
Your recent communication caused reflection on my part of what turned out to be not only a very prudent decision to engage Briggs & Wholey as legal advisers, but also as an emotional support group throughout the many stressful weeks my husband was hospitalized.  During the months subsequent to his death to the final resolution with the insurance company and the various government agencies involved your considered opinions and professionalism resulted in a positive outcome for all parties.
I also wish to note the thoughtfulness of your entire staff as I maneuvered my way through this minefield.  Should I ever be asked for a reference for help with regard to the kind of assistance I required and experienced at Briggs & Wholey, you may be assured your firm will be first and last.

Most Sincerely – Ms. Pease


“Thank you so much for sending me a copy of your book.  It was very helpful for some of my cases.  Thank you again.

Mr. Hunt, Attorney at Law


“Thank you so much for your compassion and generosity.  I am very grateful.”

Sincerely – Ms. Vaughn


“Helen and I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to all of you for all the hard work that you all did for us and J…. and J….. It was greatly appreciated. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.”

– Frederick P, Caribou ME


“Just a note to thank you for your guidance and services. Being, ‘from away’ you made this situation easy and convenient for us. We especially appreciated the down-to-earth, yet very professional way in which everything was handled.”

– Patti D, NJ


“I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your kindness to me when I first came to your office many years ago. You showed such compassion for me, and for the first time I felt as though perhaps someone could actually help me get some closure. You did just that. Don Briggs was also fantastic, and I thank you for bringing him in on the matter. I felt that my wishes were actually important, and that was a change from previous lawyer experiences I had had!”

– Hannah S, Yarmouth ME


“You made what could have been a really bad time bearable by explaining things in plain English so I could understand. Thank you so much for getting an out of court settlement to cover my medical bills and legal fees due to the slipping and fall case due to negligence of a ‘Big Box’ company.”

– Jeannie C, Etna ME


“My husband and I appreciate the time and effort you and your staff/counsel have put forth to help with putting closure between myself and the car accident from 2009.”

-Angela E, Freedom ME


“Persistence pays! What a fine job you have done for us. We will never forget you as one exceptional lawyer.”

– JoAnn and Charlie ME and FL


“Thank you for all your time and effort. You did a good job and I wanted to let you know how much it was appreciated.”

– Stacie A, Belgrade ME


“Thank you for your help in settling my case. I know it was small and tedious, but very much appreciated! I now hope to do Martial Arts again. Thank you and God bless!”

– Christine S, Waterford CT


“Thanks for your professionalism in representing the client I referred to you. You’re my favorite Maine attorney and I will not hesitate to recommend you to any colleague.”

–  Dave F, Groton CT


“Your careful attention to my mother’s case was very much appreciated. The outcome was more than expected and we sincerely thank you for your hard work. Also your thoughtfulness at the time of my father’s death was very touching. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help and for caring.”

– Mark C, Greene ME


“Thank you very much for your excellent service. Your support, time and kindness certainly helped me deal with my situation. It has been a pleasure working with you. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone in need.”

– Christopher L, Hampden ME


“You did a great job on my case! I really appreciate all your time and effort especially the follow up work that needed to be done. I have told a lot of people back home that if they need an attorney to call you. Thank you for the outstanding job.”

– Eric W, Vacaville CA


“I was very satisfied with your law firm’s representation of me in settling my car accident case. You kept me up-to-date on what was happening and your staff was most helpful. Thank you for the good results you achieved. I was very pleased to have been referred to your office.”

– Carrie R, Friendship ME