Mary T. Colwell (nee Pasqualino) is an Owner and Partner at The Colwell Law Group, LLC. Mrs. Colwell brings over 20 years of practice and managing experience to the firm.
Upon graduation from law school, Mrs. Colwell served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Motions and Appeals Bureau at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in Freehold, New Jersey. Subsequently, Mrs. Colwell gained valuable litigation experience in a general practice setting at Hobbie, Corrigan, Bertuccio & Taschy. Mrs. Colwell later returned to Albany, New York, where she was born and raised; there, she handled a complex case load at the Law Offices of Alice K. Berke, P.C., where she concentrated her practice in matrimonial and family, real estate, vehicle and traffic, and criminal law matters.
In September 2008, Mrs. Colwell joined her husband Kevin at Colwell, Ferrentino & Petroccione, LLP. Since that time, the Colwells have established The Colwell Law Group, LLC and led the firm to become the best in class, client-focused and fastest growing family and matrimonial practice in the Nation. Mrs. Colwell has been awarded the designation as “Superlawyer” in 2021, 2022 and 2023. She has also received a distinction as an AVVO Top Rated Lawyer in 2021 and 2022; Top 100 Family Lawyer in the State of New York by the American Society of Legal Advocates in 2017; 10 Best Attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Advocates in 2017 and 2019; and the Best of the Best Family Law Attorneys in 2020.
The Colwell Law Group, LLC has itself received a Superb rating by AVVO in 2022, as well as Top Family Law Firm 2022 (America’s Best Advocates). Under the Colwell’s leadership, the Colwell Law Group LLC was designated in 2023 as Top 10 Best Attorneys for 2023 (Best of the Best). The firm has been honored at the Law Firm 500 for its impressive and rapid growth nationally each year since 2018 and the Inc.5000 in 2023. The firm’s results – driven by excellence, practice area expertise and effective advocacy for its clients – have resulted in unprecedented and continued growth: two additional offices have opened (Saratoga and Syracuse) since 2022.
As well as being an owner and Partner of The Colwell Law Group, LLC, Mrs. Colwell is the firm’s Director of Culture and Diversity, where she oversees managing the strategy and processes related to building and retaining an exceptional team of professionals. Her main priority is working with the organization to continue to develop a well-defined company culture by ensuring that the company values are reinforced with every initiative and communication. Mrs. Colwell believes that if you enable team members to achieve their highest potential they will make a profound impact in the organization. “Over the years, Kevin and I have learned by experience the best way to ensure both client satisfaction and the best possible outcomes and legal services from our staff is to be attentive to both the clients’ and employees’ needs. Our focus on the work-life balance has a direct impact upon the quality of the legal services provided to our clients. Colwell Law excels at empathy. We strive to convert our client’s fears into hope by employing a collaborative team that engages with our clients to help them move beyond being a victim of circumstance and instead empower them as they author the next best chapter of their lives. I am proud of the team we have, and the work we do helping our clients.”
Mrs. Colwell graduated from Albany Law School of Union University at Albany, New York with a concentration in Criminal Law. While at Albany Law School, Mrs. Colwell was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Women’s Law Caucus and Vice-President of the Italian-American Law Students Association. Mrs. Colwell was admitted to the New Jersey State bar in December 2001, and the New York State bar in January 2002. Mrs. Colwell is also admitted in the United States District Courts for the Districts of New Jersey and the Northern District of New York. In May 2005, Mrs. Colwell was selected for admission to the United States Supreme Court (Washington, D.C.). Mrs. Colwell is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Italian-American Bar Association and the Capital District Women’s Bar Association.