Name: Deena Crimaldi
Company: Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
Years in your current field: 7
What professional organizations or associations are you a member of? CREW NY, New York City Bar Association
What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2017?
My greatest professional accomplishment in 2017 was being hired by Zetlin & De Chiara LLP! I could not be more thrilled to work with such an accomplished group of attorneys. My knowledge of construction law and litigation skills have been taken to the next level through the opportunity to learn from such industry giants. I look forward to a long and successful career at Z&D!
If you have had a mentor in your career, who was it and what did they teach you?
While I have been extremely fortunate to have several great mentors, my most influential is Sandra Janin, Esq., the director of the Writing Program at New York Law School. Under her tutelage, my legal writing and research improved exponentially through her skillful workshops and positive attitude. After graduation nearly seven years ago, Sandy has always found time to advise me about the law, my career, and life. Her unwavering strength and determination is an inspiration to me, both professionally and personally. Sandra has truly set the bar high for mentorship and I strive to follow her example!
When I am not working I am…
Singing! At an early age, my parents exposed me to a wide breadth of music that instilled a deep love for Frank Sinatra and Motown. My memory is filled with special events punctuated with specific songs. From the New York City Bar Choir to weddings on the weekends, my life would be incomplete without singing!