Judith D. Grimaldi, is a partner in the pioneering elder law firm GRIMALDI & YEUNG LLP.
Ms. Grimaldi’s perspective on the issues facing the mid-life individual 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 a local hospital’s Community Care Organization serving families facing chronic illness and an adjunct professor in Gerontology at 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 on individuals and their families.
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 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”.
A 1993 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Ms. Grimaldi also holds an MSW from Hunter College of the City of New York (1982, with honors) and a BA from Marymount Manhattan College with a certificate in Gerontology (1980, summa cum laude).
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