Judith D. Grimaldi

Judith D. Grimaldi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Brooklyn, NY

Grimaldi & Yeung LLP
 | 9201 Fourth Avenue, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: 718-238-6960
Fax: 718-238-3091
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Judith D. Grimaldi, is a partner in the pioneering elder law firm GRIMALDI & YEUNG LLP.  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.  In this capacity, Ms. Grimaldi served as Director of Lutheran Medical Center’s Community Care Organization and instructor in Gerontology in Marymount Manhattan College.  In addition, she was a community relations and 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 20 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 2012”, by New York Magazine and after an extensive peer review and rating process, New York Magazine has named her one of New York’s “Best Lawyers” 2008 to present, and has also been named “Super Lawyer” since 2009. She is also Peer Review Rated for ethical standards and legal ability through Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Grimaldi is currently an adjunct professor of Brooklyn Law School.

 

Ms. Grimaldi is a past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), New York Chapter; she is a NAELA Board Member, Member of NAELA’s Advocacy Committee and member of NAELA’s Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP). She is currently the Chair-Elect of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law & Special Needs Section, is a member of the House of Delegates, and 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 the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and was recently named to the National Board of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Ms. Grimaldi is also active in the Senior Issue Committee of New York City’s Community Board 10, where she is currently working on developing a Bay Ridge Age Friendly Improvement District, and has recently authored a book, [email protected]”, The 5 Essential Legal Documents You Need by Age 55”.

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.

 

Articles:
Author, "Staying at Home Options Other Than Medicaid," New York State Bar Association Advance Elder Law Seminar, Spring 2001; Personal Care Contract Options, January 2008,
MOLST: New York State's Medical Orders to Honor the Wishes of Seriously Ill Patient, NYSBA Elder Law Attorney, Spring 2009; "New York State's Power of Attorney Gets a New Look & Better Control", Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter, Summer 2009; Overview of Health Care Reform: Impact on Medicare and Medicaid Recipients, NYSBA, Fall, 2010; Legal Capacity Counseling, NAELA Advanced Elder Law Review, January, 2011; Updates on Health Care Reform: Impact on Medicare and Medicaid Recipients, NAELA News, Winter, 2011; The Class Act – Community Living Assistance Services Supports Act—A Long Term Care Option in the Health Care Legislation, NYSBA Newsletter, Spring, 2011.

Books:

Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Long-Term Planning and Nursing Home Protection, Aspatore Publishers, a Thomson Reuters business - Authored chapter: Effective Strategies for Client Long-Term Care, March, 2011.

About Judith Grimaldi

Admitted: 1993, New York

Professional Webpage: www.gylawny.com/about/judith_grimaldi.php

Honors/Awards:

  • Outstanding Woman in Business and Community Leadership , NIA Community Services Network , 2017
  • New York’s Women Leaders in the Law , New York Magazine, 2012
  • Voted one of New York Area's "Best Lawyers"--2008 to 2018, New York Magazine
  • Voted Super Lawyer, 2008 to 2017
  • Peer Review AV Rated for ethical standards and legal ability., Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • JD, CELA, CSW

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair of the New York State Bar Association, Elder Law and Special Needs Section, 2018-2019
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, New York State Bar Association-Elder Law Section, Trust & Estate Sections, Chair Health Issues Committee of the Elder Law Section, Association of The Bar of the City of New York, Brooklyn Bar Association, Bay Ridge Lawyers Association.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Boardmember of: FRIA (Friends & Relatives of the Institutionalized Aged), Park Slope Geriatric Day Center and member of New York City Community Board #10.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • [email protected] is a national educational campaign which sets age 55 as the time for advanced health and estate planning. No one likes to think about emergencies resulting from illness, death or disability, but these are issues in our lives. [email protected] gives you a plan  to ensure that your wishes will be followed. Our guide addresses the procrastination we face in making these important legal decisions. The true life cautionary tales provide fair warnings and solutions to avoid costly surprises for you and your family., Co-Author, [email protected] 5 Essential Documents You Need by Age 55, 2015
  • Books: Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Long-Term Planning and Nursing Home Protection, Aspatore Publishers, a Thomson Reuters business - Authored chapter: Effective Strategies for Client Long-Term Care, March, 2011.
  • Articles: Author, "Staying at Home Options Other Than Medicaid," New York State Bar Association Advance Elder Law Seminar, Spring 2001; Personal Care Contract Options, January 2008, MOLST: New York State's Medical Orders to Honor the Wishes of Seriously Ill Patient, NYSBA Elder Law Attorney, Spring 2009; "New York State's Power of Attorney Gets a New Look & Better Control", Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter, Summer 2009; Overview of Health Care Reform: Impact on Medicare and Medicaid Recipients, NYSBA, Fall, 2010; Legal Capacity Counseling, NAELA Advanced Elder Law Review, January, 2011; Updates on Health Care Reform: Impact on Medicare and Medicaid Recipients, NAELA News, Winter, 2011; The Class Act – Community Living Assistance Services Supports Act—A Long Term Care Option in the Health Care Legislation, NYSBA Newsletter, Spring, 2011.
  • Appeared on Bill Moyers' PBS program special on end of life choices
  • Written articles on Elder Law issues., New York Newsday

Newsletters:

  • Grimaldi & Yeung LLP Issues in Elder Law Newsletter focuses on: Planning for Children With Disabilities., Grimaldi & Yeung LLP Issues in Elder Law
  • Grimaldi & Yeung LLP Family Plan for Long-Term Care Newsletter focuses on retirement planning and care. Also in this issue: 1. Introduction to Medicaid  2. Does Your Elderly Family Member Need Help Now?  3. A New Kind of Attorney--Elder Law Attorney  4. Top 10 Legal Checklist for the Retirement Years. , Grimaldi & Yeung LLP Estate Planning Newsletter

Educational Background:

  • 1993 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Grimaldi also holds a MSW from Hunter College of the City of New York (1982, with honors) and a BA from Marymount College (1980, summa cum laude).

Industry Groups

  • ASNP
  • CELA
  • NAELA
  • NYSBA
Office Location for Judith D. Grimaldi

9201 Fourth Avenue
6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209

 

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Last Updated: 3/23/2018

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