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Mary Theresa Colwell

Mary Theresa Colwell

The Colwell Law Group, LLC
  • Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Biography

Mary T. Colwell (nee Pasqualino) graduated from Albany Law School of University in Albany, New York in 2001 with a concentration in Criminal Law.

While at Albany Law School, Mary was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Women’s Law Caucus and Vice-President of the Italian-American Law Students Association.

Ms. Colwell was admitted to the New Jersey State bar in December of 2001 and the New York State bar in January of 2002. She is also admitted in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. In May of 2005,

Ms. Colwell was selected for admission to the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Ms. Colwell worked for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in the Motions and Appeals Bureau, where she acquired prosecutorial experience, upon graduation. She remained in New Jersey for one year, gaining invaluable general practice experience at Hobbie, Corrigan, Bertuccio & Taschy. However, her desire to work in Albany, where she was born and raised, led her the Law Offices of Alice K. Berke, P.C. in 2003, where she concentrated her practice in Matrimonial/Family Law, Real Estate (including real estate closings and landlord-tenant matters), Vehicle and Traffic Law, and Criminal Law.

Ms. Colwell joined her husband, Kevin, at CCP in September of 2008 and is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Capital District Women’s Bar Association.

Mary continues to concentrate her practice in Matrimonial/Family Law, Real Estate (including real estate closings and land-lord tenant disputes), Vehicle and Traffic Law, and Criminal Law. However, she is well versed in many general practice areas.

Education
Albany Law School
J.D. (2001)
Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
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Drew University
B.A. (1998) | major in English and a minor in Political Science
Honors: magna cum laude
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Professional Experience
Partner
The Colwell Law Group, LLC
- Current
Partner
Colwell Colwell & Petroccione
- Current
Lawyer
Law Offices of Alice K. Berke, P.C.
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general practice
Hobbie, Corrigan, Bertuccio & Taschy
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Motions and Appeals Bureau
Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Rights of Non-Custodial Parents in New York
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Top 100 Lawyers
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 10 Attorneys
American Jurist Institute
Client Satisfaction Award: 10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Top Law Firms
Albany Business Review
Honoree
Capital District Womens Bar Association Sweet Success Program
Professional Associations
Capital District Women’s Bar Association
Member
Current
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Italian American Bar Association
Current
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New York State Bar  # 4030235
Member
Current
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New Jersey State Bar  # 030782001
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Languages
  • Italian: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. New petitions have been filed change of circumstances have been filed no initial hearing date for first appearance was
A: If you are not represented by an attorney, I strongly suggest you consult with one immediately. If you are preparing for a custody trial where certified documents may need to be submitted, it is essential that they are done properly. An attorney can also move the process forward for you. You are held to the same standard as an attorney if you proceed self-represented. It would be beneficial for you to have an attorney at least review the file to advise if any intermediate steps can be taken to provide you with parenting time if you do not have any or suggest a schedule to meet your goals.
Q. My ex-husband agreed to pay college and isn't. What state do I start the legal process?
A: Yiu can initiate the process in New York state. You will need to obtain a Certified copy of your judgment of divorce or order that outlines the obligation to pay for college expenses. That then gets registered in New York State and we can pursue a violation from there. This is a matter my firm handles on a daily basis.
Q. Is there a 3rd party in NY that can supervise a supervised visit with ex & child? Don't trust ex to complete paperwork
A: Yes there are agencies or individuals who supervise parenting time at least in the upstate region. Depending upon where you live, options are available but some charge for each visit. The benefit is that they provide an unbiased report of the visits if you need for court purposes.
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The Colwell Law Group, LLC
Syracuse Office
One Park Place, 300 S. State St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Telephone: (518) 400-3534
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
The Colwell Law Group, LLC
Albany Office
200 Great Oaks Blvd.
Suite 224
Albany, NY 12203
Telephone: (518) 400-3534
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
The Colwell Law Group, LLC
Sarasota Springs Office
18 Division St.
Suite 310
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Telephone: (518) 400-3534
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed