Location: Albany, New York
Phone: 518-462-4242
Fax: 518-641-1270
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In 2005, Kevin Colwell together with his partners founded Colwell, Colwell & Petroccione, LLP to help individuals and families dealing with divorce and child custody disputes find better lives.  In January of 2016 the firm changed its name to The Colwell Law Group, LLC.

After graduating from law school in 1997, Mr. Colwell served brief stints as Assistant Counsel in the Columbia County Public Defender’s Office where he represented criminal defendants and the Columbia County Department of Social Services, where he prosecuted abuse and neglect proceedings on behalf of the County.  In 2000, Mr. Colwell continued his work as an Associate to the Albany law firm Roland, Fogel, Koblenz & Petroccione, LLP.

After the dissolution of Roland, Fogal, Koblenz & Petroccione, LLP in 2005, Mr. Colwell joined forces with Emilio Petroccione to form the beginnings of The Colwell Law Group, LLC. His wife, Mary Colwell joined the firm as an owner in 2008.

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Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Paternity
  • Separation & Annulments
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Interstate Child Support and Child Custody issues

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1998

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. – 1997
  • SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1998 – Present
  • Columbia County Bar Association, Member, 1998 – Present
  • Albany County Bar Association, Member, 2005 – Present
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Roland, Fogel, Koblenz & Petroccione, LLP, Associate, 2000 – 2005
  • City of Hudson, City Attorney, 2000 – Present
  • Columbia County Department of Social Services, Assistant Counsel, January 1, 2000 – August 1, 2000

Languages

  • English

What Others Are Saying

Mary was sensitive and helpful in guiding me through a mediated separation and subsequent divorce...

-PHIL

I retained Kevin Colwell during what was for me, the worst period of my life to date...

-STEVE

When I first became separated, I hired a pitbull attorney so I could get back at my ex, who had wronged me...

-ALAN

Attorney Kevin Colwell (Kevin) and his firm helped my wife and I sell our house. It had been 9 years since I had sold a house so I needed to be guided through the entire process from the contract through to sale.

-A REAL ESTATE CLIENT

Mary Colwell was recommended through a friend who had recently just gone through a divorce...

-ROGER

A divorce is not a great process for anyone. This was the most difficult time for me to go through...

-A DIVORCE CLIENT

I have hired Mary for multiple purposes in the past few years for everything from family law issues to traffic violations...

-A ROBERTS

Mary drafted a prenuptial agreement for my husband and me that was fair and agreeable to both of us...

-BETH

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