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Mary T. 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: 518-462-4031
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 2002
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law (80%), Criminal Defense (10%), Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Italian
Attorney Profile

Mary T. Colwell is an attorney at Colwell Law in Albany, New York. Ms. Colwell concentrates her practice primarily on family law, handling cases involving divorce, custody, support, visitation and other family law matters. In addition, she is experienced with real estate law  as well as in criminal defense, traffic and vehicle law.

Ms. Colwell has many years of legal experience and represents clients throughout the Albany, Glens Falls, Rome and Utica metropolitan areas and throughout Duchess, Green, Orange and Ulster counties. She is qualified to practice law before all New York and New Jersey state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In 1998, Ms. Colwell graduated magna cum laude from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, with a bachelor’s degree in English. She went on to earn her law degree from Albany Law School, where she served on the moot court board.

Following law school, Ms. Colwell worked for the Office of the Monmouth County Prosecutor Appellate Division and practiced at a private New Jersey firm. She later returned to her hometown of Albany and practiced as an associate attorney at another private firm for several years before joining Colwell Law in 2008.

Outside of her law practice, Ms. Colwell stays involved in her legal community through participation in professional organizations. She is a longtime member of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Failure to Pay Child Support, Traffic Violations, Mortgage & Refinance


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Mary T. Colwell

First Admitted: 2001, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • Moot Court Board, Albany Law School, Member
  • 2010 Honoree at the Capital District Women’s Bar Association Sweet Success program

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The Rights of Non-Custodial Parents in New York

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2002
  • Vice-President of the Italian-American Law Students Association, Albany Law School
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 2002 – Present
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Member, 2007 – Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2002
  • New Jersey, 2001
  • New York, 2002

Educational Background

  • Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, B.A. in English with magna cum laude, 1998
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Office Location for Mary T. Colwell

200 Great Oaks Blvd. Suite 224
Albany, NY 12203

Phone: 518-462-4242

Fax: 518-462-4031

Last Updated: 5/25/2021

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