Gina M. DeCrescenzo is the founder of Gina DeCrescenzo, P.C. She built the firm on years of civil litigation experience and an unparalleled passion for improving the lives of children. Gina received her Juris Doctor from Pace Law School and her Bachelors of Science from Fordham University. She is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the State Court of New York, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of the Federal Bar Council, Disability Rights Bar Association, American Bar Association’s Children’s Rights Litigation Committee, New York State Bar Association, Westchester Women’s Bar Association’s Education Law Committee, Dutchess County Bar Association, Hudson Union Society, Columbian Lawyers’ Association, and the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (“COPAA”) where she serves on their Publishing and Training Committees. Gina also serves on the Board of Directors of Family Focus Adoption Services and Parents United Learning the Special Education System (“PULSES”).
Other attorneys turn to Gina for her knowledge of and experience with special education law. Gina serves of counsel to the Law Offices of H. Jeffrey Marcus, P.C., a Buffalo-based law firm, where she litigates the firm’s NYC cases. She is also a consultant for AIG’s Pro Bono Legal Program where she mentors in-house counsel regarding IDEA cases. She regularly lectures to parents, attorneys, and organizations throughout New York State on special education-related issues.
Before founding Gina DeCrescenzo, P.C., Gina worked as the only Special Education Attorney at a private litigation firm in Dutchess County, New York and before that as the sole Special Education Attorney at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) representing low-income children and young adults with disabilities throughout Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties. At LSHV, Gina was responsible for countless education cases, as well as Office of Mental Health, Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) denials.
Prior to her work exclusively with children and young adults with special needs, Gina represented hundreds of clients in eviction proceedings and foreclosure actions, gaining national recognition. Coverage in the New York Times [11/15/2011] and [2/7/2012].
Gina was featured in Westchester Magazine’s, 914Inc., “24 Wunderkinds under 30… future movers and shakers” in 2011. She has also been honored as a Lawyer of Distinction in Special Education Law and was named a Super Lawyer in 2017. Most recently, Gina was honored as a Top 40 under 40 National Trial Lawyer.