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 law firm of Grimaldi & Yeung LLP.
Ms. Yeung-Ha concentrates in the practice areas of Trusts, Wills and Estates, Elder Law as well as Special Needs Planning. She received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey.
In addition to her practice, Ms. Yeung-Ha holds the following professional positions:
- Vice-Chair of the Diversity Committee and Co-Chair of the Estates, Trusts and Tax Issues Committee of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
- Member of the Estate Planning Committee of the Trusts & Estates Law Section of NYSBA
- Co-Chair 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
- Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Bar Association
- Secretary on the Board of Directors of CaringKind (formerly Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter)
- Member of the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
- Honoree, St. John’s University School of Law Chapter of the Asian-Pacific American Law Student’s Association (APALSA), 2018
- “Super Lawyer” 2015 to 2018
- “Best Lawyer” 2012 to 2018
- 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.
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.