A Full-Service
Litigation And
Defense Practice

Carol C. Poles
  • Associate






Carol C. Poles is a partner and trial attorney in the firm and has over twenty years of trial experience. She has successfully defended physicians of varied specialties and other health care professionals and institutions achieving favorable verdicts, including many cases seeking multi-million dollar damages.

In 2018 and 2019, she was honored with the Lawyers of Distinction Award. She also is a member of the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Poles was in private practice for several years in the Dutchess County region of New York.  She also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York where she successfully defended medical malpractice, personal injury and tort claims. She started her legal career as a prosecutor in the Office of the District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, where she handled, and tried to verdict, a wide variety of violent felony offenses, including homicides.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Mental Hygiene
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of the South
    • B.A. - 1985

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 & 2021 Lawyers of Distinction in Medical Malpractice Defense

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Albany Bar Association, Member
  • Dutchess County Bar Association, Member

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