Craig Polhemus, Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Medical Malpractice


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor Degree, 1977
  • Princeton University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1974
  • Craig Polhemus was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal

Bar Admissions

  • New York – 1978
  • Florida – 2011

Professional Achievements & Memberships

  • Board Certified Social Security Attorney Certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy

Relevant Experience

  • Counsel and Staff Director, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
  • Primary author of PL 96-180 and 96-181, reauthorizing and reforming programs of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • General Counsel, New York State Office for the Aging
  • Directed statewide legal services program for older New Yorkers
  • Wrote numerous New York State laws affecting the elderly
  • Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Wrote monthly column and annual summaries of “Significant Decisions in Labor Cases” for the Monthly Labor Review
  • Author, “Labor Relations”, Dow Jones-Irwin Business Almanac, 1977 and 1978
  • Executive Director, American Accounting Association
  • Executive Director, Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA)
  • Wrote column on legal ethics for the Sarasota County Bar Association newsletter

Presentations & Lectures

  • NOSSCR Conference: New Orleans, LA 2019 – “Bypassing the Administrative Agency”
  • NOSSCR Conference: Washington DC, 2017 – “The Double-Edged Disabilities: Drug and Alcohol Abuse”


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