Michael C. Barrows

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Williston Park, NY

The Law Offices of Anthony A. Capetola
 | 2 Hillside Avenue, Building C
Williston Park, NY 11596
Phone: 516-746-2300
Fax: 516-746-2318
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2004
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Experienced attorney Michael C. Barrows is an associate at The Law Offices of Anthony A. Capetola. From the firm's Williston Park, New York, law office, Mr. Barrows proudly represents the needs of clients from across New York City, including those living in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Long Island's Suffolk and Nassau counties, in a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation matters, including:

• Personal injury cases such as car accidents caused by negligent drivers
• Premises liability, including slip-and-fall accidents
• Construction accidents
• Religious discrimination
• Breach of contract
• Shareholder disputes
• Fraud and fraudulent inducement
• Mismanagement
• Theft
• Unlawful transfer of assets
• Breach of fiduciary duty
• Employer-employee disputes
• Commercial collections

Mr. Barrows began his legal career in 2004 after earning his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and his approval to practice law in New York state. In the 10-plus years that have passed since he began practicing law, he has distinguished himself in several notable cases involving a variety of legal challenges. In one such suit, he negotiated an $850,000 settlement for a client who suffered religious discrimination.

As a result of his successes both in and outside of the courtroom, he has earned much recognition for his legal abilities. He holds an "Excellent" Avvo rating and is the recipient of both the Avvo Clients' Choice award and the Avvo Top Contributor award. In addition, he is client-rated as 5.0 out of 5.0 according to Martindale-Hubbell.

Attorney Barrows is not only an invaluable ally during a legal battle but also an active member of the legal community. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York Attorney Networking and Referral Group, among others.


Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Personal Injury - General (30%)

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019

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About Michael Barrows

Admitted: 2004, New York

Professional Webpage: http://capetolalaw.com/staff-bios/michael-c-barrows/


  • $850,000.00 settlement against a WISE (World Institute of Scientology Enterprises) affiliate in an action filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act..
  • Metzger v. Yuenger Woodworking Corp. et al., 33 A.D.3d 678 (2nd Dept. 2006) – Mr. Barrows wins a reversal of trial court’s dismissal in an action seeking recovery of $1,750,000.00 in damages for constructive fraudulent transfers under New York Debtor Creditor Law 273 and 273-a and actual fraud under New York Debtor and Creditor Law 276., 2006
  • Herman v. Spitz , 2004 WL 2852659 (Civil Court, N.Y. County 2004). Reported in New York Law Journal, "Decision of Interest", on October 29, 2004. Court held that medical evidence is not essential to finding plaintiff liable for defendant's emotional distress, but relevant only to the extent of her damages. Plaintiff's motion to dismiss the defendant's counterclaim was denied.
  • JB Aviation, LLC v. R. Aviation Charter Services, 14 CV 5175 (E.D.N.Y) - Featured on the front page of the New York Law Journal, dated September 18, 2017.  Mr. Barrows defeats motion for summary judgment in connection with oral contract for aircraft broker fee.  Issues of fact exist to warrant a trial., 2017
  • Troccoli v. Zarabi, 57 A.D.3d 931 (2nd Dept., 2008) – Mr. Barrows wins a reversal of trial court’s dismissal of an action against seller for his fraudulent inducement of plaintiff to enter into contract for the purchase of real estate., 2008
  • Ghilduta v. The Trump Corporation et al., (SDNY) – Mr. Barrows defeats defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a “hybrid claim” action brought pursuant to § 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act, alleging employer’s breach of a collective bargaining agreement and a union’s breach of its duty of fair representation.
  • Zahradnikova v. Buhl, 2017 NY Slip Op 31585(U) (NY Sup Ct., NY Cty.  2017) - Mr. Barrows succeeds in pleading case for oral partnership agreement between non married couples. Only the third case reported in New York State on this topic., 2017
  • Katt v. Markov, 121 A.D.3d 542 (1st Dept. 2014) – Mr. Barrows successfully defended appeal by plaintiff. Appellate Division held that agreement for the purchase of plaintiff’s goods by defendant terminated the fiduciary relationship between the parties. Moreover, Appellate Division upheld release of fiduciary by sophisticated principal where evidence established that principal understood that the fiduciary was acting in his own interest and knowingly entered into release., 2014
  • Merchants T & F, Inc v. Drucker, 19 A.D.3d 134 (1st Dept. 2005) – Mr. Barrows successfully argued for a dismissal of a fraudulent conveyane action against his client because of the plaintiff’s willful and contumacious refusal to comply with multiple orders of disclosure. On appeal, the trial court’s order of dismissal was affirmed by the Appellate Division, First Department.   See also Merchants T & F, Inc v. Drucker, 2005
  • Matter of Leah F. v. Efraim F., 2017 NY Slip Op 50933(U) (NY Family Ct., Kings Cty. 2017) - After an 8-day trial, Mr. Barrows succeeds in proving a family offense against one of New York City's wealthiest real estate developers.  Order of Protection obtained in favor of our firm's client. , 2017
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Office Location for Michael C. Barrows

2 Hillside Avenue
Building C
Williston Park, NY 11596

Phone: 516-746-2300

Fax: 516-746-2318

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Last Updated: 4/9/2019

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