Denise Marzano-Doty
Adjunct Professor of Law and Senior Staff Attorney for the Senior Citizens Law Program


Senior Citizen Project
Denise Marzano-Doty became the Senior Staff Attorney for the Senior Citizens Law Clinic, located at Touro Law Center, in March, 2010.  This federally-funded program provides legal services at no cost to individuals age 60+, residing in Suffolk County.  She is a 1994 graduate of Touro Law Center, where she served as a Research Editor on the Touro Law Review.     
In her current position, Ms. Marzano-Doty provides legal services including preparation of community medicaid and pooled trust applications, advance directives (durable powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills) and representation in landlord-tenant, town zoning violations and small claims court matters.  She teaches lawyering skills in her clinic seminar course and manages many law students each year who assist in serving approximately 1,000 seniors.  
Ms. Marzano-Doty previously worked in private law firms and maintained her own practice.  Currently, she also works with Family Services League to provide training for their ombudsmen who volunteer in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Suffolk County and she is a regular speaker at senior citizen and caregiver groups.   She volunteers for the Suffolk County Access to Justice Program, and has been a lecturer in the Touro, “Perfect for Practice” legal education program, as well as the TCUS symposium on Healthy Aging in the Era of COVID-19.  She is also a participant in the Touro Interdisciplinary Institute for Healthy Aging (“TIIHA”). 
 Ms. Marzano-Doty is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association and donates her time to several community-based organizations.

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