Timothy Vrana (002) picture 10.16Attorney Profile


Timothy J. Vrana
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Admitted: 1982, Indiana; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Law School: Indiana University, J.D., cum laude 1982

College: University of Nebraska; Duke University, A.B., magna cum laude, with distinction in Political Science, 1973.

Member: Bartholomew County, Indiana State (Council Member of Social Security section (2016–), Member of Appellate Practice Section), and American Bar Associations; National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives; Local Rules Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


  • Tim was born in Seward, Nebraska on March 4, 1952
  • Employed by the Social Security Administration as a Claims Representative and Field Representative from 1974-1980
  • Columbus Human Rights Commission; Commissioner from 1982 to 1985 and Chairperson from 1984-1985
  • Award from the Indiana State Bar Association for leadership in improving the availability of legal services (1986)
  • Leadership Bartholomew County: class member in 1986-1987, moderator in 1988-89, and presenter and director from 1994-1996
  • William R. Laws Foundation, past board member
  • Bartholomew Area Legal Aid, Inc., board of directors from 1990-1996
  • Moderator of numerous candidate forums in Columbus, IN
  • Actor in community theater in Indianapolis and Columbus (1981-82, 1994-95)
  • Stand-up comedian from 1994 to 2005
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, board of directors from 1992-1997
  • Guest “Cat in the Hat” on several occasions at Parkside Elementary School
  • Community Columnist for The Republic from 2003-2014
  • Board of Governors (Indiana State Bar Association), from 2016-2018
  • Presenter at several seminars for other lawyers
  • Author of several articles in law publications