WENDY GILDIN, ASSOCIATE

Wendy Gildin has over twenty years of legal experience including advising clients and government agencies on compliance with state and federal laws in areas including education, disability, civil rights, and privacy law. She has represented clients through all stages of administrative due process hearings, mediations and successfully conducted impact litigation under federal special education law and the ADA. In 2016, she created an education advocacy program for youth within the Suffolk County Criminal Courts. Prior to that, Wendy founded her own practice, serving clients as both the Attorney for the Child (AFC) and as court-appointed counsel (18B) in the Suffolk County Family and Supreme Courts. As an associate in a general litigation firm, she managed a high-volume caseload, representing clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters throughout Long Island and New York City. She has handled hundreds of cases on behalf of clients including hearings and trials. She has regularly been a speaker at local and state bar associations, conferences, and law schools.

Education

  • Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Juris Doctor, 1996
  • University of Hartford, History/Legal Studies, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • New York State, Second Department
  • United States District Court, Southern and Eastern and Districts of New York