In early 2007, Brian J. Kromke joined the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog.  His practice focuses solely on the defense of claims for employers, insurance companies and third party administrators across the state in the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group.

Prior to joining Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, Brian handled Workers’ Compensation claims for the defense firm Patterson, Dilthey, Clay & Bryson L.L.P., in their Wilmington office.

Before receiving his J.D. from North Carolina Central University in 2001, Brian was a sixth grade special education teacher at C.I.S. Academy in Durham, North Carolina as well as a genetic laboratory technologist for LabCorp in Burlington, North Carolina.  Brian is also proud to have served in the United States Army Reserve as an Airborne Parachute Rigger.  He received an Honorable Discharge in August, 2003.

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


CSH Law to Host CE By the Sea

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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


CSH Law Attorneys to Speak at NCPRIMA Conference

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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


CSH Law Names 4 New Partners

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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