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Bradley M. Lown

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Practice Areas:

  • General Practice
  • Workers Compensation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Family Law

Biography

 I reside in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with my wife of 33 years, Christyn Sieve, a psychologist, and my three children, Frances (age 27), Abigail (age 25) and Peter (age 20). We are active in the St. John's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, where I have served on the Vestry and for the past twenty years have taught Sunday School. I enjoy skiing, tennis, hiking, swimming, weightlifting, tennis and, most of all, like most people, spending time with my family.

Since I was graduated from the Maine Law School I have been in private practice. I began with the law firm where I had clerked after my second year of law school, Cleveland, Waters and Bass, in Concord. I left that firm in October of 1986, when I became an associate at Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman and Scott in Portsmouth. I was made a partner at the Boynton firm in 1993 and practiced there until January of 2000, when I moved to the new firm of Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy and Lown, P.A. in Portsmouth. I have been a partner at CRM and L since then and enjoy a broad general civil practice.

For 36 years I have regularly handled and tried civil cases of all kinds, including condominium matters, personal injury, workers' compensation, social security disability, business formation and commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, probate and estate planning in both NH and Maine. I have appeared in all the Superior Courts in New Hampshire, in many of the Circuit Courts, Probate Courts and in the US District Court in New Hampshire. I have appeared before various Boards, including the Department of Labor, the Board of Land and Tax Appeals, and the Department of Safety. I have argued several cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. In Maine I have appeared or tried cases in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Hancock, Kennebec and Androscoggin Counties, have had many cases in the York District Court and have appeared in other District Courts. I have had two appeals to the Maine Law Court and two cases in the US District Court in Maine. I handled divorce and domestic cases for about 20 years, until 2002.

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine
    • Phillips Exeter Academy
      • Harvard University
        • B.A. - 1981
        • Honors: cum laude
        • Major: History

      Bar Admissions

      • New Hampshire, 1985
      • Maine, 1987

      Professional Associations & Pro-Bono Activities

      • Candidate, NH House of Representatives , 1988
      • Member, Portsmouth Building Code Board of Appeals , 1988 to 1990
      • Board member, Warner House Association , 1987 to 1990
      • President – Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Hampshire , 1995 to 1998
      • President – Portsmouth Historical Society , 1999 to 2001
      • Chairman – New Hampshire Hearing Care Board , 1998 to 2001
      • Proprietor – Portsmouth Atheneum (, 1995 to Present
      • Chairman and Founder – Seacoast Citizens Overseeing Pease Environment , 1990 to 1999
      • Member – Portsmouth School Board , 1990 to 1993
      • Member – Portsmouth City Council (2002-2003) and (2012 to 2018)
      • Trustee – City of Portsmouth Trust Funds , 2007 to 2011
      • Commissioner – Wentworth Coolidge Commission – Portsmouth NH (appointed by Governor Lynch)
      • Little League Coach , 2008 to 2010
      • Youth Basketball Coach , 2008 to 2010
      • Member, St John’s Vestry , 1998 to 2001
      • Founder – Seacoast Academy – (now Heronfield School, Exeter)
      • President – Portsmouth Athenaeum (2020-2021), 2020 to 2021
      • New Hampshire Bar Association , 1985 to Present
      • Maine Bar Association , 1987 to Present
      • American Trial Lawyers Association
      • N.H. Trial Lawyers Association
      • New Hampshire State and Federal Courts , 1985 to Present
      • Maine State and Federal Courts , 1987 to Present

      Current Employment Position

      • Partner at Rainboth, Murphy, Lown, P.A.

      Published Works

      • Author: “Boucher v. Maine Employment Security Commission, The Role of Acceptance in Maine Employment Security Law,” Maine Law Review, Spring, 1984
      • Author: “Remedies of Workers’ Compensation Claimants Against Workers’ Compensation Carriers,” New Hampshire Bar Journal, Fall, 1985