JUDITH D. GRIMALDI — Once again selected as SUPER LAWYER 2013 and BEST LAWYER 2014!
Both recognitions involve a very selective and intense process in which the selected attorneys are nominated and approved by their peers in the same area of practice. After a thorough and extensive investigation, only 5% of the State’s attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers. The attorney must prove to be ethical, have excellent client records, and proven results.
The Best Lawyers recognition has been described as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice”.

Selected by Martindale-Hubbell for inaugural edition as ‘2011 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers’. This recognition was exclusively created by Martindale-Hubbell for women attorneys who have received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from their peers. Less than 5% of women lawyers have been recognized with an AV Preeminent rating, putting Ms. Grimaldi among the elite women in the legal industry.

Judith D. “Judie” Grimaldi

(718) 238-6960

“The most rewarding part of what we do is helping to honor our client’s wishes and ensure that their directions are carried out.”

Judie’s unique perspective on the issues facing the elderly and those with disabilities was shaped by more than a decade of field experience as a social worker. This included directing Lutheran Medical Center’s Community Care organization, serving as a Gerontology instructor in Marymount Manhattan College’s gerontology program and working on staff at the New York City Department for the Aging.

Wanting to do more, Judie became an attorney and joined the ground-breaking elder law firm, Freedman & Fish, which eventually became Freedman Fish & Grimaldi. In 2008, after 15 years of practicing law, she joined with Pauline Yeung-Ha to form Grimaldi & Yeung LLP, an elder law and estate planning firm that serves the New York metropolitan region.

Clients rely on Judie to help with the Medicare/Medicaid application process and benefit from her particular focus on family caregivers and homecare.

Judie is part of a large Italian family and enjoys spending time with them which often includes cooking. She enjoys NY theater & dance. She is also active in community service and historic preservation serving on several boards of non for profits, focused on aging and health services. She has two grown sons and a granddaughter, and makes her home in her native Brooklyn.

  • Recognitions and Certifications
  • Peer-Review AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers Recognition, New York Time’s Magazine
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation
  • Council of Advanced Practitioners in Elder Law, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Selected Publications and Press
  • Veteran’s Benefits Training Chair, New York National Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), January 2012
  • “Personal Care Contract Options”, New York City Bar Association, January 2008
  • “Staying at Home Options Other than Medicaid”, New York State Bar Association Advanced Elder Law Seminar, Spring 2001
  • Updates in Elder Law — Medicare, Medicaid and Homecare Updates, New York City Bar Association, CLE, June 2009/May 2010, 2011
  • MOLST: New York State’s Medical Orders to Honor the Wishes of a Seriously Ill Patient, NYSBA’s Elder Law Section’s Health Issues Committee, January 2009
  • “New Power of Attorney Law”, Alzheimer’s Association, New York Chapter Newsletter, Spring 2009
  • Columnist, New York Newsday
  • Panelist, Bill Moyers — on End of Life Issues
  • Professional Organizations
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
    - Vice Chair Member of NY NAELA
  • Charter Member, Academy of Special Needs Attorneys
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    - Member, Elder Law Section
    - Member, Trusts and Estates Section
    - Seminar Chair, Annual Meeting of the Elder Law Section (2008) and Summer Meeting (2010)
    - Chair, Health Issues Committee of the Elder Law Section, Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Chair of the Committee on Legal Problems of the Aging
  • Member, Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member, Bay Ridge Lawyers — Association
  • Boards of Directors
  • New York Memory Center
  • City of New York, Community Board #10 of Brooklyn
  • Past:
    - FRIA (Friends and Relatives of the Institutionalized Aged)
    - Member of Metropolitan Jewish Hospice
    - President of Alliance of Bay Ridge Block Associations
    - Chair of Bay Ridge Interagency Council on Aging
  • Education
  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
  • MSW (with honors), Hunter College of the City University of New York, School of Social Work
  • BA, summa cum laude, Marymount Manhattan College, New York City
  • Admissions: NYS, NJ, Federal District Court, 2nd Dept