Brian’s diverse career history and law practice experience puts him in a unique position to fully understand the workers’ compensation claims he is defending, the demands of the antagonist parties, and the expectations of his own clients. He started practicing law in North Carolina as Counsel for the injured worker in 2001. In 2005, he switched sides of the aisle and has been primarily defending workers’ compensation claims since. Brian also handles HOA representation, landlord/tenant and property disputes, employment law issues, and estate litigation. He was certified in 2018 as a North Carolina Superior Court Mediator.
Brian enjoys helping all varieties of employers, insurance carriers, and third-party-administrators navigate their workers’ compensation claims to resolution. He will settle claims when possible, but does not shy away from litigation if necessary. In addition to his legal education and experience, Brian has been a parachute rigger in the Army, a scientist in a DNA lab, and a middle school special education teacher. He is most proud of being the father of a teenage boy and girl.
Articles, Presentations, and Publications
- “Freeman v. Rothrock, A Discussion of the Recent N.C. Court of Appeals’ Decision and its Practical Impact on Hiring Prospective Employees and Handling Workers’ Compensation Claims,” Fall CSH Educational Seminar 2008.
- Seminar Co-Chair and Instructor, Medical Records Management for the North Carolina Paralegal, National Business Institute, 2004.
Most Recent Posts
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Karen Sherrill has joined its Wilmington office as a paralegal.… Read More
Brian Kromke, an attorney in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law), recently completed training for Mediator Certification and is now classified as a Certified Superior Court Mediator with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.… Read More
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that 11 attorneys have recently received an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.… Read More
On May 20, the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) will host CE By the Sea. The half-day seminar will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the CSH Law office in Wilmington. Complimentary CE Credit is available for Workers’ Comp Adjusters (3 hours) and Human Resources Professionals (3 hours – pending).… Read More
The 3rd Annual Kids’ Chance Charity Inshore Fishing Tournament took place on Sunday, Sept. 13 in Wrightsville Beach. Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) sponsored the tournament.… Read More
Two attorneys in the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP will be featured speakers at the 2015 North Carolina Public Risk Management Association (NCPRIMA) Educational Conference. Robin Hayes Terry will speak on a panel entitled “Managing Workers’ Compensation Claims: Before, During and After.” Brian Kromke will speak about “Social Media-Investigating & Defending Claims.”… Read More
The 2nd Annual Kids’ Chance Charity Inshore Fishing Tournament, founded by Brian Kromke of CSH Law, raised $2,600 to benefit Kids’ Chance of North Carolina.… Read More
2nd Annual Kids’ Chance Charity Fishing Tournament, founded and organized by Brian Kromke, has been rescheduled for Nov. 2 in Wrightsville Beach. … Read More
CSH Law sponsors the 2nd Annual Kids’ Chance Charity Inshore Fishing Tournament in Wrightsville Beach. Providing educational scholarships to the children of North Carolina workers who have been catastrophically or fatally injured in work-related accidents.… Read More
Brian Kromke, an attorney in the Wilmington office of CSH Law, is elected to the Board of Directors for Kids’ Chance of North Carolina, Inc.… Read More
The Inaugural Kids’ Chance of North Carolina In-Shore Charity Fishing Tournament was held on Sept. 8 in Wrightsville Beach.… Read More
CSH Law named four new partners: Leanne Dale, Katie Hartzog, Amy Pfeiffer out of the firm’s Raleigh office and Brian Kromke of the firm’s Wilmington office.… Read More