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About Mr. Vrana and the firm:
Since becoming an attorney in 1982, Tim Vrana’s priorities have been to combine the highest quality of legal service with the highest level of ethical conduct. He is supported in his office by three legal assistants who share his priorities.
Mr. Vrana’s practice focuses on Social Security Disability.
Tim Vrana earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1973, graduating magna cum laude and with distinction in political science. He worked as a Claims Representative for the Social Security Administration for seven years (Jan. 1974 – Dec. 1980). He graduated cum laude from Indiana University McKinney School of Law at Indianapolis in 1982 and was admitted to the bar that same year. After 22 years with the Sharpnack Bigley law firm in Columbus, Indiana, he opened a solo practice in Columbus on January 1, 2005.
Tim has successfully briefed and orally argued cases before the Indiana Tax Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court, the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He now limits his practice to Social Security disability cases, which he handles at both the administrative and federal court levels.
Tim has been a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) since 1982. He was chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section from October 2012 to October 2013. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers. He currently sits upon the Southern District of Indiana’s Local Rules Advisory Committee. He also sits on the Indiana State Bar Association’s Board of Governors (2016–) and is a member of the governing council of the State Bar Association’s Social Security section (2016–).
Res Gestae, Indiana Lawyer, and Appellate Issues, a publication of the ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers, have published Tim’s articles. He has presented at several continuing legal education programs on civil appeals and Social Security disability cases.
Away from the office, Tim is the public address announcer for Columbus North High School football, girls basketball, and boys basketball teams.