Kevin Michael Colwell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Albany, NY

The Colwell Law Group, LLC
 | 200 Great Oaks Blvd. Suite 224, Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 518-462-4242
Fax: 518-641-1270
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Kevin Michael Colwell is a founding partner of The Colwell Law Group, LLC, which has law offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York. Nationally ranked as among the top attorneys in the country, Mr. Colwell focuses his practice almost exclusively on family law, and he provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout the Albany, Glens Falls and Dutchess County and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Divorce
    • Separation and annulments
    • Child custody
    • Paternity
    • Stepparent adoptions
    • Interstate child support and custody issues

    In honor of his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Colwell has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Top 100 designation from The National Advocates. In addition, he has received "Superb, 10 out of 10 client" ratings on Avvo as a Top Divorce Attorney, and he has received the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

    Mr. Colwell's success comes from his extensive legal knowledge and experience coupled with his unwavering dedication to his clients and helping them achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve for their serious family-related legal issues as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. A compassionate lawyer, he works closely with his clients to help them make the best-informed decisions on the matters that will affect them and their children for years to come, and he aggressively pursues the positive results they seek both inside and outside the courtroom.

    A graduate of The State University of New York, Mr. Colwell obtained his Juris Doctor in 1997 from the University of Dayton School of Law. The New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

    Early in his legal career, Mr. Colwell served as assistant counsel with the Columbia County Public Defender’s Office, where he gained invaluable trial experience. Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, he is also an active member of his legal community, as evidenced by his memberships with the New York State Bar Association, the Columbia County Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


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    About Kevin Colwell

    Admitted: 1998, New York

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1998
    • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Member
    • Albany County Bar Association, Member, 2005 – Present
    • Columbia County Bar Association, Member, 1998 – Present
    • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1998 – Present
    • New York, 1998


    • People v. Smith, 309 AD 2d 1081 (NY AD 3 Dept 2003)
    • People v. Bellamy, 26 AD 3d 638 (NY AD 3 Dept 2006)

    Representative Clients:

    • Northeastern Conference of Seventh Day Adventists
    • Greenwich Local Market, LLC
    • Sainato’s Market LLC
    • Empire State Petroleum Association

    Educational Background:

    • SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York, B.A. in Political Science
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    Office Location for Kevin Michael Colwell

    200 Great Oaks Blvd. Suite 224
    Albany, NY 12203

    Phone: 518-462-4242

    Fax: 518-641-1270

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    Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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