has served in the field of administrative law for over 40 years and was appointed a Social Security Administration Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in 1980.  From 1980 to 1989, he heard disability and other cases for the Social Security Administration's Office of Hearings and Appeals.  In 1989, Judge Portnoy retired as an ALJ and started a private practice soley devoted to the area of Social Security law and disability claims.

He is admitted to practice law in the New York state courts and before the United States district courts for all districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1959
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1960
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1970

Irwin M. Portnoy