Judith D. Grimaldi
Judith D. Grimaldi, Esq., CELA, CSW
Serving Clients in New York City and the New York Metropolitan Area
Judith D. Grimaldi
Martindale-Hubbell Honor: Judith D. Grimaldi, founding partner at Grimaldi Yeung Law Group, has received The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, the highest possible achievement for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability.
“The most rewarding part of what we do is helping to honor the elder family member’s wishes, securing good care while keeping the family generously working together.”
Judith D. Grimaldi is a partner in the pioneering elder law firm GRIMALDI & YEUNG LLP (now the Grimaldi Yeung Law Group). Ms. Grimaldi’s perspective on the issues facing the elderly and disabled is unique; it was shaped by more than a decade of field experience as a social worker, as Director of Lutheran Medical Center’s Community Care Organization and instructor in Gerontology in Marymount Manhattan College, and as a community relations family coordinator at South Beach Psychiatric Center of Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. Each of these positions provided her with unique, first-hand encounters with the day-to-day impact of aging and disability.
As an attorney for over 25 years, Ms. Grimaldi has represented the rights of the elderly and disabled. She has special expertise on Medicare and Medicaid, health law, trusts and wills and estates. Her particular focus is on family caregivers and homecare. Ms. Grimaldi is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. She has been named as an Outstanding Woman in Business and Community Leadership by NIA Community Services Network 2017; has been named one of “New York’s Women Leaders in the Law”, by New York Magazine, and after an extensive peer review and rating process, New York Magazine named her one of New York’s “Best Lawyers” 2008; Ms. Grimaldi has maintained that rating to the present day, also being named a “Super Lawyer” since 2009. She is also Peer Review Rated for ethical standards and legal ability through Martindale-Hubbell.
Ms. Grimaldi is a Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Elder Law & Special Needs Section (ELSN), and is a member of the House of Delegates. She is a past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ (NAELA) New York Chapter, and is a member of NAELA’s State Federal Advocacy Committee and member of NAELA’s Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). She is a past Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Legal Problems of the Aging Committee; Charter member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and was recently named to a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, which is the Academy’s highest distinction. Ms. Grimaldi is also a member of the Brooklyn Bar Association, and is one of their delegates to the NYSBA’s House of Delegates. She is a member of the Bay Ridge Lawyers Association, her “hometown” Bar Association.
Ms. Grimaldi is also active in the Senior Issues Committee of New York City’s Community Board 10, where she is developed a Bay Ridge Age Friendly Improvement District, and has authored a book — “5@55”, The 5 Essential Legal Documents You Need by Age 55” – as well as numerous articles in the field of elder care.
Ms. Grimaldi is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where she was an adjunct professor. She also holds an MSW from Hunter College of the City of New York and a BA from Marymount Manhattan College with a certificate in Gerontology.
In addition to her well-established career, her greatest pride is her warm and close-knit family, including her two sons and six grandchildren, who make her life complete.