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Berman & Simmons names new Managing Director

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Craig Bramley

Attorney Craig Bramley of Cumberland has been named Managing Director at Berman & Simmons in Lewiston. Bramley specializes in representing patients in medical malpractice cases. He has teamed with attorney Julian Sweet for the past 15 years. Together they have won the two largest medical negligence awards in the history of Maine courts. Bramley is an integral part of the firm’s medical malpractice group and a leader in the use of computer technology for case preparation. He joined the firm in 1996 and has been a partner since 2007.

As Managing Director, Bramley oversees business strategy, hiring, marketing and other key aspects of operations for Berman & Simmons. The growing firm employs 18 attorneys and more than 50 staff members in offices in Lewiston, Portland and Bangor. Founded in 1914, the firm celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

“I’m honored that my partners have confidence in me to lead Berman & Simmons,” Bramley said. “This is an exciting time at our firm, and I look forward to the challenge. Our continued success is the result of decades of effort by great lawyers and staff members. I draw on that history for inspiration and rely on the experience of our senior attorneys. We have a talented and energetic group of professionals who are determined to stand up for the people of Maine, no matter the odds.”

Bramley has served as acting Managing Director since January 2014, when previous Managing Director John Sedgewick took a leave of absence due to health issues. Sedgewick served in that post since 1988.

“I’m happy that the firm had Craig Bramley in a position to step forward when he did,” Sedgewick said. “He has been a great addition to the practice, and when we needed him most, Craig took control of the most difficult issues and has done an excellent job. The firm is in great hands.”

Bramley is a graduate of Trinity College and the University of Minnesota Law School. He and his wife, Kim Simmons, have two daughters.

Berman & Simmons has been listed under all litigation headings in Best Lawyers in America since its first publication and has been cited in Chambers USA as “the best plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice firm in Maine.”

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