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 founding partner of Grimaldi Yeung Law Group. Ms. Grimaldi’s perspective on the issues facing the elderly and disabled is uniquely shaped by more than a decade of field experience as a social worker.
Ms. Grimaldi is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. 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. Ms. Grimaldi is proud to have served as an adjunct professor at two of her alma maters, Marymount Manhattan College and Brooklyn Law School.
Ms. Grimaldi served as Director of Community Care Organization of Lutheran Medical Center (now known as NYU Langone). In addition, she was a community relations and family coordinator at South Beach Psychiatric Center’s Brooklyn site. Each of these positions provided her with unique, first-hand encounters with the day-to-day impact of aging and disability.
As a Certified Elder Law Attorney for over 25 years, Ms. Grimaldi has represented the rights of the elderly and disabled. She has special expertise in Medicare and Medicaid, health law, trusts, wills, and estates. Her particular focus is on family caregivers and home care. She is a Certified Elder Law Attorney as approved by the American Bar Association and the National Elder Law Foundation.
After an extensive peer review and rating process, New York Magazine has named Ms. Grimaldi one of New York’s “Best Lawyers” 2008 to the present. She has been designated a “Super Lawyer” since 2009. She has been named one of “New York’s Women Leaders in the Law 2012” by New York Magazine. Ms. Grimaldi has been named an Outstanding Woman in Business and Community Leadership by NIA Community Services Network 2017. She is also Peer Review Rated for ethical standards and legal ability through Martindale Hubbell.
Ms. Grimaldi is a member and Past Member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a member of New York NAELA and one of its past presidents, a Member of NAELA’s Planning Committee, and a member of NAELA’s Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). She has recently been named a Fellow of NAELA.
Ms. Grimaldi is a past Chair of the New York State Bar Elder Law & Special Needs Section, a Charter member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and a past Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Legal Problems of the Aging Committee
Ms. Grimaldi has authored a book, “5 @ 55, The 5 Essential Legal Documents You Need by Age 55.”
Ms. Grimaldi is also active in her own neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She served on the Committee of New York Community Board 10 for over 20 years, where she helped to develop the Age-Friendly Bay Ridge initiative. She was recently honored by the Bay Ridge Center for her long career of competent and compassionate service to the elderly residents of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.