Judith B. RaskinJudith B. Raskin

Garden City, New York
Partner
Phone: 516-228-6522
Fax: 516-228-6525
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Judy Raskin is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (“CELA”).  She is a past Chair and current member of the Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter and has been selected as a 2010 Super Lawyer.

Judy Raskin earned a B.A. degree from Alfred University and a Master of Science degree from Brooklyn College. Mrs. Raskin taught science in the public schools and raised a family before entering law school and receiving a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra Law School in 1986.

As part of the legal community concerned with issues affecting the elderly, Judy Raskin maintains membership in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (a professional association of attorneys concerned with improving the availability and delivery of legal services to the elderly population); the New York State Bar Association where she is a member of the Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Sections and Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Elder Law Section; and the Nassau County Bar Association where she is a member of the Elder Law, Social Services and Health Advocacy Committee, the Surrogate’s Trusts and Estates Committee, and the Animal Law Committee.  She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County, Inc.

Mrs. Raskin was a co-founder of the Gerontology Professionals of Long Island, Nassau Chapter and served as its president.  She writes a regular column for the Elder Law Attorney, the newsletter of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. She has been honored by the Visiting Nurse Association and the Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter.

Mrs. Raskin shares her knowledge with community groups and professional organizations.  She has appeared on radio and television and served as a workshop leader and lecturer for the New York State Bar Association as well as numerous other professional and community groups.  She co-chaired the NYSBA Elder Law Section Summer meeting in 2009 in Philadelphia.

Areas of Practice

  • Medicaid
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Guardianships

Certification/Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, Inc. (Approved by American Bar Assoc.), 2003

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, 1986
    • J.D.
  • Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, 1974
    • M.S.
    • Major: Science Education
  • Alfred University, Alfred, New York, 1963
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Gold Key
    • Honors: Outstanding Senior Woman
    • Major: Science

Published Works

  • Case Summary Column, NYSBA Elder Law Attorney, 1995 – Present
  • Ask the Expert, Newsday, September 18, 2004
  • Ask the Expert, October 11, 2003
  • Alz Association Newsletters and Website

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Lecturer, New York State Bar Association
  • Adult Education Classes, AARP and Teacher Retirement Groups
  • Adult Education Classes, Libraries, Assisted Living Facilities, Geriatric Professional Groups

Honors and Awards

  • Honored by the Visiting Nurse Association and the Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter
  • Super Laywer, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter
    • Legal Committee, Past Chair
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., 1991 – Present
    • Member
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Elder Law Section, Member
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Trusts & Estates Law Section, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, 1991 – Present
  • Elder Law, Social Services & Health Advocacy Committee, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, 1991 – Present
  • Surrogate’s Trusts & Estates Committee, Member
  • Gerontology Professionals of Long Island, 1999 – Present
    • President
  • Nassau County Bar Association, 1991 – 2010
    • Animal Law Committee, Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Nassau County, Inc., 2000 – Present
    • Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter, Legal Committee, Past Chair, 1995 – Present
  • Senior Clinic, Volunteer (Sponsored by the Nassau County Bar Association)