Beth S. Kromer
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Grand Rapids

616-458-1338
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Biography

Beth Kromer is a highly respected and experienced trial attorney who specializes in the handling of complicated issues arising in workers’ compensation, general litigation, and Social Security disability cases.

Beth began her career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania defending steel mills and coal companies and developed particular expertise in respiratory, cardiac, and death claims. After joining Smith Haughey in 1989, Beth continued defending a multitude of employers, both large and small, and has successfully handled thousands of cases before the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency.

Beth’s work includes advising human resource directors, risk managers, business owners, and insurance carriers concerning all phases of workers’ compensation claims. Beth also works closely with self-insured employers concerning the assessment and monitoring of return-to-work options regarding injured workers.

Beth handles all varieties of medical issues, including musculoskeletal and neurological problems and occupational diseases. As a summa cum laude graduate in Psychology, Beth has a particular interest in closed head injury, cognitive, and psychological claims.

Beth also works collaboratively with her partners in tort, negligence, and general liability cases, and recently served as defense co-counsel in a multi-million dollar jury trial, resulting in a verdict for the defense.

Beth enjoys camping and travel with her daughter, and is a supporter of the arts.

Admitted

Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1981

State Bar of Michigan, 1989

Education

Grove City College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1978, Mortar Board, Scroll and Key)

The Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University (J.D., 1981)

Affiliations

American Bar Association (Member, Section on: Litigation)

State Bar of Michigan (Member, Section on: Workers' Compensation Law)

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Women Lawyers' Association of Michigan (State Board of Directors, 1991-1994)

Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children (CASA)