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Carolyn Zenk

Meet Carolyn Zenk, Attorney at Law

When you're looking for a committed attorney to represent you or a caring mediator that has nothing but your best interests at heart, turn to Carolyn Zenk, Attorney at Law. She's been practicing law for 30 years and has managed her own law firm for 20 years. She was the General Counsel for Group for the East End, Long Island's leading environmental protection organization, for 10 years full-time. She's considered the best Environmental Attorney on the East End of Long Island. Her main focus is Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Municipal Law. She also has a strong focus in Mediation and Family Law as well as Civil Law and Litigation.

  • Juris Doctor Degree - Univ. of Oregon’s School of Law, '87

  • Ocean and Coastal Law Program Certificate, '87

  • Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program Certificate, '87

  • Director, Pacific Northwest Natural Resources Clinic, '86

  • B.A. in Biology and in English from Colgate University, '80

  • Certification in Mediation from Touro Law School

Carolyn Zenk's Credentials

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

  • U.S. Congress Outstanding Young Woman of the Year award

  • Local Hero "Long Island Monthly Magazine"

  • Suffolk County Legislature Proclamation for community service

  • Colgate University Alumni Memorial Scholarship – received 4 years for outstanding leadership, scholarship, and athleticism

Carolyn 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."


"The Zenk Factor" Reporter Reynolds Dodson, Southampton Press

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  • Practicing Law for 30+ years

  • Law firm owner, 20+  years, '98 to present

  • Southampton Town Board Member, 4 years, '00 to '03,

  • General Counsel Group for the East End, nonprofit

         environmental protection organization, 10 years, '88 to '98

  • Environmental Analyst and Planner, 4 years, '80 to '84

  • Chairman, Environment, Energy, & East End Issues 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, '85

Carolyn 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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