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Southampton, East Hampton, Southold, Riverhead,

Shelter Island,  and Brookhaven

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Meet Carolyn Zenk, Attorney at Law

When you're looking for a committed attorney to represent you for a case, or a caring mediator that has nothing but your best interests in mind, turn to Carolyn Zenk, Attorney at Law. She has been practicing law for 30 years, and has managed her own law firm for over 20 years. Her main focus is environmental law, natural resources law, and municipal law. She also has a strong focus in mediation and family law.

  • Certification in mediation from Touro Law School

  • Juris doctor degree - University of Oregon’s School of Law – 1987

  • Ocean and Coastal Law Program Certificate   – 1987

  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program Certificate  – 1987

  • Director, Pacific Northwest Natural Resources Clinic – 1986

  • B.A. in Biology and in English from Colgate University – 1980

Carolyn Zenk's credentials

  • Vice President Al Gore’s Champion of the Environment award

  • Outstanding Young Woman of the Year award

  • Local Hero "Long Island Monthly Magazine"

  • Suffox County Legislature Proclamation

  • Colgate University Alumni Scholarship – received 4 years for

         outstanding leadership, scholarship, and athleticism

Ms. Zenk's awards

"In the last election, the people hired a gunslinger to fight such [political] nonsense. Her name is Carolyn Zenk, and she's their Shane...[S]he's smart, she's dedicated, and she's not going away. Carolyn Zenk is a precious asset to our Town at a crucial time in its history. [Other Town Board members should] take advantage of the strengths she has."

- Quote from "The Zenk Factor" Southampton Press, by reporter Reynolds Dodson

Contact Carolyn Zenk Certified Mediator to have your best interest at heart. Call Her today!


  • Law firm owner – 1998 to present – 20+  years

  • Southampton Town Board Member – 2000 to 2003, 4 years

  • General Counsel Group for the East End nonprofit environmental protection organization –  1988 to 1998, 10 years

  • Environmental Analyst and Planner – 1980 to 1984, 4 years

  • Chairman, Environment and Energy Committee for Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy

  • Chairman, Committee to Protect the Long Pond Greenbelt

  • Chairman, East End Solid Waste Action Management Committee

  • Assemblyman Fred Thiele’s Law Clerk - 1985

Zenk's experience

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"Dear Ms. Zenk, You are the shining light in the darkness of political and self-interest in the appalling Southampton [Town] Board. I just want to say, "Keep the Faith!" You have more support than you may know."  

- Citizen Ruth

Mediate don’t litigate. Save time, money and relationships!

EAST END's leading Environmental Attorney and Advocate for over 25 years


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