Susan M. Cremer celebrates her 30th year of law practice of law in 2013. Ms. Cremer has been a member of the Federal Tort and Military Advocacy Section since 1991 and has served as a section Chair of the Section twice in the past, as well as the other offices of the Section. She is pleased and honored to serve her third term as Section Chair.
A former registered nurse, Ms. Cremer graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1983. Upon graduation from law school, she joined the Minneapolis/St. Paul law firm of Doherty, Rumble & Butler, PA, the oldest law firm in St. Paul. For the next fifteen years, as an Associate and as a Partner, Ms. Cremer concentrated the great majority of her law practice in handling hundreds of military medical malpractice claims for claimants around the world, under the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Military Claims Act.
In her seventh year of practice, in 1990, she tried the case of Anderson vs. United States in federal court in the district of North Dakota, with co-counsel James Ryan, resulting in an $8 million dollar bench judgment, with a payout of over $25 million dollars. This was a brain damaged baby, birth injury case involving a midwife’s failure to diagnose and treat pre-eclampsia at a US Public Health Service Hospital on an Indian reservation. After that case, she has litigated and obtained numerous six and seven figure settlements for claimants under the FTCA and the MCA.
In 1998, Ms. Cremer was invited to join Charles Mathis and David Walbert in their Atlanta, GA law practice after she had associated them as local counsel in several of her FTCA cases located in Georgia. She has broadened the scope of her practice over the years to include: drug product liability; nursing home negligence; civilian medical malpractice; Vaccine Compensation Act cases, and other types of catastrophic injury cases, including truck wrecks and premises liability.
Ms. Cremer is currently associated with the Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, PC in Atlanta. Since joining the Neff firm in 2011, the Neff team has obtained multiple seven figure verdicts and settlements in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases in Georgia. Ms. Cremer is admitted to practice in federal and state courts in Georgia and in the U.S. Court of Claims. She is an active member of the Georgia Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and AAJ, where she has been a member since 1991.