Pauline Yeung-Ha

Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq.

Serving Clients in New York City and the New York Metropolitan Area


Founding Partner

Pauline Yeung-Ha

Founding Partner

Pauline Yeung-Ha served as Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Clinic of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY). The Clinic was named AABANY’s Committee of the Year in 2016 and Program of the Year in 2017 and awarded the New York State Bar Association’s Bar Leaders Innovation Award in 2020.

A Woman of Distinction: Pauline Yeung-Ha, Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction 2017 award recipient, proudly discusses her commitment to serving the citizens of Brooklyn, where she was born and raised and became a lawyer.

“Often when I meet people, they’ll say ‘I wish I’d known you earlier.’ And I think, ‘I wish I could have helped you earlier.”

Pauline Yeung-Ha is a partner in the Grimaldi Yeung Law Group, joining with Judith D. Grimaldi and sharing her commitment to serving in the field of Elder Law.

Ms. Yeung-Ha concentrates in the practice areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning, including Trusts, Wills and Estates, as well as Special Needs Planning.

Ms. Yeung-Ha is a Member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and a Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Bar Association. She also serves as one of the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is the Vice-Chair of the Practice Management Committee of the Elder Law Section of NYSBA.

Pauline Yeung-Ha extends her work with the elder community as Secretary on the Board of Directors of CaringKind (formerly Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter), and as Chair Emeritus of the Pro Bono Clinic of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY). The Pro Bono Clinic was named Committee of the Year for 2016 and Program of the Year for 2017 and awarded New York State Bar Association’s Bar Leaders Innovation Award for 2020.

Ms. Yeung-Ha’s recognitions include being an Honoree of the St. John’s University School of Law Chapter of the Asian-Pacific American Law Student’s Association (APALSA) in 2018, “Super Lawyer” from 2015 to 2021, and “Best Lawyer” from 2012 to 2021 by New York Magazine. In 2017, she was named as one of Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction, and as an Honoree by General Human Outreach in the Community, Inc.  Ms. Yeung-Ha was an Honoree of the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc., Brooklyn Branch, for service and dedication to the Brooklyn Chinese community in 2015, and was recognized as one of New York’s Women Leaders in the Law in 2012, as well as being named Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star” from 2011 to 2014, and NAPABA’s “Best Lawyer Under 40” in 2011. 

In 2010, Pauline Yeung-Ha was awarded a Citation awarded by former Assemblywoman (now Congresswoman) Grace Meng.  Ms. Yeung-Ha was also key speaker for Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s Senior Law & Financial Planning Workshop.  Ms. Yeung-Ha regularly gives community seminars in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese on a wide variety of elder law and estate planning topics.

She received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law, and is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey.

Pauline Yeung-Ha is married, and is active in school and community activities for her son.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Yeung-Ha holds the following professional positions:

  • Member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair of the Practice Management Committee of the Elder Law Section of (NYSBA)
  • Member of the Estate Planning Committee of the Trusts & Estates Law Section of NYSBA
  • Secretary on the Board of Directors of CaringKind (formerly Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter)
  • Chair Emeritus of the Pro Bono Clinic of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) – named Committee of the Year for 2016 and Program of the Year for 2017 and awarded New York State Bar Association’s Bar Leaders Innovation Award for 2020

Recognitions:

  • Honoree, St. John’s University School of Law Chapter of the Asian-Pacific American Law Student’s Association (APALSA), 2018
  • “Super Lawyer” 2015 to 2020
  • “Best Lawyer” 2012 to 2020
  • Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction, 2017
  • Honoree, General Human Outreach in the Community, Inc., 2017
  • Honoree, Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc., Brooklyn Branch for service and dedication to the Brooklyn Chinese community, 2015
  • New York’s Women Leaders in the Law, 2012
  • Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star” 2011 to 2014
  • NAPABA’s “Best Lawyer Under 40”, 2011
  • Citation awarded by former Assemblywoman (now Congresswoman) Grace Meng, 2010

Ms. Yeung-Ha is active in serving the community as well. Aside from conducting presentations in English, she also gives seminars in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. Ms. Yeung-Ha was key speaker for Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s Senior Law & Financial Planning Workshop.

 

Testimonials:

Ms. Yeung-Ha and her law firm aided me in obtaining Medicaid coverage for my mother who is in a nursing home. At that point I needed advice about Medicaid’s ability to put a lien on my mother’s house. Ms. Yeung-Ha was extremely helpful in advising me on the scope of the process and things I should consider going forward. I am grateful for the knowledge and expertise she has in this area. I highly recommend Pauline Yeung-Ha and the Grimaldi & Yeung law firm.

– John

Dear Pauline,

I cannot thank you enough for your advice and your excellent representation of me! I hope you and your family enjoy the holiday season! Hopefully in the New Year we can discuss ways in which I can set things up for my children to avoid the confusion surrounding my mother’s estate.

Best Regards,
E

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