law and special needs SECTION
Judith D. Grimaldi is Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section
of the New York State Bar Association.
Ms. Grimaldi is a partner in Grimaldi & Yeung LLP, Brooklyn.
She has been a member of the NYSBA’s Elder Law and Special Needs
Section since 1993 and has served on the Section Executive Committee as a chair
of the Health Care Committee, Mediation Committee as well as a member of the
Section’s Legislation and Advocacy Committees.
Ms. Grimaldi has been an elder law advocate on a national
level and now serves on the Board of the National Academy of Elder Law
Attorneys (NAELA), and chairs NAELA’s Practice Management and Practice
Development Section, as well as serving on the Public Policy Committee. She is
a frequent presenter at their national trainings. Ms. Grimaldi is also past
president and board member of NY NAELA, New York’s local chapter and past chair
of the New York City Bar Association’s Legal Problems of the Aging Committee.
She is a 1993 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where she also taught
Elder Law. Ms. Grimaldi holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter
College of the City of New York and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount
Manhattan College with a certificate in Gerontology, where she was an adjunct
professor of Sociology.
Ms. Grimaldi is active in her community and a local aging
advocate serving on New York City’s Community Board 10, chairing the Senior
Issues Committee. She is on the board of the New York Memory Center and a
founder of the Bay Ridge Age Friendly Project which recently staged a Senior
Tech Fair at Brooklyn Borough Hall.