With 40 years experience as an attorney, Craig is licensed to practice in Florida and Illinois. Upon moving to North Florida, Ames identified a need in the community to provide plain-English legal advice for those needing help in filing various claims. He will review your claim personally and provide you with a free consultation.
- 30 year career with a Fortune 50 company, served as corporate benefit fiduciary and director of risk management.
- Supervised a staff of more than 50 benefit specialists and claim representatives who advised the company and its more than 150,000 employees on health and welfare benefit plans.
- Responsible for overseeing risk management, general liability claims and lawsuits throughout the United States.
- Acted as a national speaker for the American Management Association and served on its Employee Benefits & Insurance Council in New York. – Served as president and director of the Chicago Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society
- Is recognized as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) as well as an Associate in General Insurance (AINS) by the Insurance Institute of America.
- Craig is a Registered Claimants’ Representative with The Social Security Administration
- Craig is accredited to represent disabled veterans before the Department of Veteran Affairs
- Craig proudly served America in the Armed Forces. He received an honorable discharge with a rank of sergeant in the United States Marine Reserve.
- Craig has courtroom experience practicing before various state & federal courts. He has appeared before many administrative agencies. He has handled representation with state Fair Employment Practices Commissions, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration as well as state Labor Boards.
- Mr. Ames is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association & the Jacksonville Bar Association. He has been admitted to practice in various federal District & Appeals Courts and the United States Supreme Court.