Attorney/partner Randy Zromkoski practices in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security disability law. A passionate advocate for the injured and disabled, Mr. Zromkoski has conducted numerous seminars sponsored by bar associations, professional organizations, labor unions and support groups designed to assure that those injured or disabled are fully informed of their rights and the benefits available to them. A native of Northwest Indiana and a graduate of Andrean High School, Mr. Zromkoski is attuned to local industry and its laborers. One of his greatest satisfactions comes from helping to make life better for a disabled and financially struggling worker.
Through his work in helping those afflicted with mental illness successfully pursue Social Security benefits, Mr. Zromkoski has become an advocate for mental health organizations and, for more than 30 years, has served on various boards of directors including the Porter County Family Counseling Center, Mental Health America of Porter County and the Porter-Starke Services Foundation. He was board president for the latter two organizations. He was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana and the Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation. He is President of the Fairfield Greens Neighborhood Association.
Mr. Zromkoski was honored for 21 years of service on the Board of Directors of Porter-Starke Services, a community mental health center which also operates a federally qualified health center, where he was Board Chairman from 2007 – 2012. In recognition of his work on behalf of the mentally ill, Mr. Zromkoski was awarded the Patient Care and Advocacy Award by Porter-Starke Services in 1997 and the Robert Anderson Award for Community Education and Service in 2001. Mental Health America twice recognized Mr. Zromkoski’ s contributions to the mentally ill in awarding him the Association’s Distinguished Service Award, as well as the Margaret Stevens Award, the highest awarded presented by the agency.
Mr. Zromkoski is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Porter County. He and his wife, JoEllen, served as co-chairs of the United Way’s annual campaign in 2018.
Because of his many years of community service, Mr. Zromkoski was honored as the 2019 recipient of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy of Service award. When accepting the award, he said, “I’m so grateful to work in a community that understands that every human being … has a right to be treated with respect, support, nurturing, and love.”
Mr. Zromkoski is also a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the Valparaiso University School of Law where he developed and taught a course covering Social Security Disability Law. He previously taught courses for both Indiana University Northwest in Gary and Indiana University South Bend in areas including labor and employment law.
Martindale-Hubbell awarded Attorney Zromkoski the AV Rating; the highest rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell for a lawyer. This rating is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that attorneys have been rated by Judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards. The Legal Ability Rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice, in his case, Social Security Disability Law, and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience. The General Ethics Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.
Professional Credentials: J.D., With High Distinction, Valparaiso University, 1984; B.A., Political Science, Wabash College, 1981; Andrean High School, 1977
Bar Admission: Indiana, 1984; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit; Adjunct Professor of Law, Social Security Disability, Valparaiso University
Bar Associations: Indiana State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Porter County Bar Association; National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representative; Lake County Bar Association; American Association for Justice
Publications: Numerous continuing legal education publications
Personal: Born in Gary, Indiana