Sag Harbor Justice Candidate Profile: Michael Bromberg

Michael Bromberg.
Michael Bromberg.

Michael Bromberg, a retired lawyer who has served on both the Sag Harbor School Board and Village Zoning Board of Appeals, is running for Sag Harbor Village justice.

“I wouldn’t run if I thought someone would do as good a job or better,” Mr. Bromberg said, adding that as the only village resident in the race, “I’m the only one who can vote for himself.” Mr. Bromberg moved to Sag Harbor in 1981 after he married Margaret Abelman and served for many years with the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Mr. Bromberg said his experience as an arbitrator in California and as a member of Sag Harbor’s ZBA, which he pointed out is a quasi-judicial body, would serve him well as village justice.

Before moving the East End, Mr. Bromberg practiced law in California, where did criminal work and represented the Automobile Club of Southern California in litigation. He served as an arbitrator in Los Angeles Superior Court.

As a defense attorney, he won the reversal of a murder conviction before the California Supreme Court.  Mr. Bromberg left the case after moving to the East End, but later received a call from the client, who was unhappy about his attorneys’ fees, and successful won him a $2 million settlement and was able to obtain a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court on the client’s fee dispute.

In Sag Harbor, Mr. Bromberg served on the ZBA for 12 years and also served 18 years on the ambulance squad. He later became a professional paramedic and spent time working on ambulances in Queens.

By Steve Kotz