Kevin Michael Colwell

Top rated Family Law attorney in Albany, New York

The Colwell Law Group, LLC
Kevin Michael Colwell
The Colwell Law Group, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1998

Education: University of Dayton School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
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The Colwell Law Group, LLC

200 Great Oaks Blvd
Suite 224
Albany, NY 12203 Visit website


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

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1998, New York

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Representative Clients:
  • Northeastern Conference of Seventh Day Adventists
  • Greenwich Local Market, LLC
  • Sainato’s Market LLC
  • Empire State Petroleum Association
  • People v. Smith, 309 AD 2d 1081 (NY AD 3 Dept 2003)
  • People v. Bellamy, 26 AD 3d 638 (NY AD 3 Dept 2006)
Educational Background:
  • SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York, B.A. in Political Science
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
Industry Groups:
  • Legal

Office location for Kevin Michael Colwell

200 Great Oaks Blvd
Suite 224
Albany, NY 12203

Phone: 518-462-4242


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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