Anne Marie Bramnick is a certified criminal attorney working for Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC. Located in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Anne Marie focuses her time at this firm on family law, immigration law, criminal defense, and municipal defense – all with a specialty on domestic violence.
Prior to joining Bramnick, Rodriguez in 2015, Anne Marie was an Assistant Prosecutor for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office for seven years. During that time she was first assigned to the Appellate Unit, where she wrote over a dozen appellate briefs and argued several cases before the Appellate Division, the most noteworthy of which was State v. German Marquez.
In 2013, Anne Marie was named Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Unit at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and tasked with changing the way in which the Union County Prosecutor’s Office prosecuted domestic violence cases. In this capacity, Anne Marie instituted vertical prosecution and rewrote the Domestic Violence Policy for Union County Law Enforcement. She trained community agencies, police departments, and volunteers on the dynamics of domestic violence and the legal responses available to those who suffer from domestic violence in New Jersey, as well as the policy changes in Union County. Anne Marie also headed criminal investigations into serious domestic violence crimes, handled all of the weapon seizures/returns in Union County, and supervised all of the domestic violence prosecutions in the county, including those in family court. Additionally, Anne Marie organized the First Domestic Violence Symposium for Union County at Kean University, a program which brought many community partners together with law enforcement to begin to working collaboratively with each other and has continued as an annual event since.
Prior to completing law school at Seton Hall University in 2007, Anne Marie worked with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Federal Public Defender’s Office, and clerked for U.S. Magistrate Patricia Shwartz. She also worked with the Crown Prosecutorial Services in London, England as a witness advocate. While with the Crown Prosecutorial Services, Anne Marie trained all Victim Support, London volunteers in the dynamics of domestic violence, various methods of working with sexual assault survivors and victim advocacy for both domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
In 2002, Anne Marie graduated Rutgers University with a BA in Women’s Studies and Africana Studies and a minor concentration in Political Science. She was also a member of the first graduating class from the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) at Rutgers University. While at IWL, her obvious passion to end violence against women began to take shape when she became a certified crisis response team member in domestic violence, interned for a domestic violence agency as a family court advocate, shelter advocate, group counselor, and crisis response team member, and also volunteered for the Center for Women and Work coordinating the International 16-day Campaign to End Gender Violence.
In addition to her position at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Anne Marie currently teaches as an adjunct professor at the Institute for Women’s Leadership. She also has the distinguished honor of being appointed to the New Jersey Legislature’s Task Force on College Campus Sexual Assault. Since she has left the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, she has been working in close partnership with the Prosecutor’s Office and the Union County Department of Human Services to establish a Family Justice Center, which is scheduled to open during the summer of 2017.