At the Colwell Law Group, our number one priority is always our clients. The members of our team have decades of combined experience in negotiating and trying family law cases. We are able to use our experience and our knowledge of the courts and New York family law to act as advocates for our clients. Our lawyers are dedicated to serving our clients’ best interests while also allowing them to feel heard and understood. We want to ensure that they trust us and understand why we do what we do. Colwell Law has numerous attorneys who are experienced in Family Law that can help put you at ease.
Firm partner Kevin. M Colwell has won numerous awards for his advocacy. He was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2020, earned a Top 100 designation from The National Advocates, and a rating from Avvo stating that he is a top divorce attorney. Mr. Colwell has been practicing since 1998 and primarily focuses on: divorce, child custody, separations and annulments, step-parent adoptions, and interstate child support and child custody issues.
The Colwell Law Group is different from other law firms because we take the time to explain the process from start to finish. We get the client involved in the case to create a strategy that is tailored specifically to their needs.
Our clients have given us phenomenal feedback, especially for our excellent communication and commitment to making them feel heard. We strive to ensure that all individuals understand the “why” and “why not” of their case so that they can be active participants in the discussion, and making it seem less scary in the process. Our most common feedback regarding our attorneys are those that speak to how kind, knowledgeable, organized, and responsive the team is.
Our goal is to help our clients reach the outcome they deserve. Hearing clients say that we changed their life for the better is a reminder of the benefits of our work and makes it all worth it.
Family Law Attorneys
Serving Albany And The Entire Capital District
When you are facing divorce or some other challenging family law matter in New York, let The Colwell Law Group, LLC, help you build the best future. To schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, call the number below
In the interview process, Lisa showed genuine interest in my circumstances and quickly recognized its uniqueness. She continued to ask questions that made me re-examine my situation from another perspective. While the information related to the legal processes was very helpful, I especially appreciated Lisa’s compassionate approach. Not only was she smart, knowledgeable, pleasant, and easy to talk with, but I felt she went above and beyond with me to embrace the uniqueness of my situation through a kindhearted and caring conversation. Truly, she is a perfect person to make (initial) contact with clients, given the nature of your services.
Thank you again for such considerate customer service.
I had the opportunity to work with Anthony Sokolowski and his team of professionals. They were all kind, knowledgeable, organized, and responsive to my needs in a very timely fashion. They made a very difficult time comfortable and manageable. I was surprised at how quickly everything could be completed to my satisfaction. Great job! I would highly recommend you and your team to whoever needs your services. Great professionalism.
I wish to thank all the people with whom I’ve had contact at the Colwell Law Group. Everyone, without exception, has treated me with the utmost courtesy and professionalism.
I would especially like to recognize Anthony Sokolowski, who has been representing me. I am in my eighties and have never been involved personally in the justice system. He eased my fears and guided me through the press as comfortably as possible. He is efficient and professional. Whenever I reached out to him, he returned my calls promptly. He answered my questions and explained things in easy-to-understand language.
I found Anthony to be respectful, considerate, compassionate, and supportive. While always being professional, he listened to my concerns with empathy and understanding. I am most grateful.
- Gloria B. Oroszi
The Colwell Law Group assigned Anthony Sokolowski, Esq., to my divorce case in May 2021. I immediately connected with Anthony’s ability to establish rapport during our first phone conversation, and his confidence assured me that I have the right attorney who will represent my best interests throughout my divorce matter. Anthony consistently updated me on the latest developments with my divorce case via emails and phone calls while providing sound and reasonable legal advice to produce the best outcomes for me and my two sons. Also, Anthony, in addition to the Colwell Law Group Team, demonstrated their ability to accommodate their clients when they provided flexible payment options to help me finance my divorce proceedings from the intake process to the final phase of my marital settlement. Finally, I appreciated Anthony’s availability, quick response to my questions, and passionate commitment to fighting for my best interests throughout my challenging divorce experience. I highly recommend Anthony to any father who wants an attorney who will go above and beyond to defend their rights as a parent dealing with a divorce. Thank you, Anthony and the entire Colwell Law Group Staff!!!
- Divorce Client L (Albany County)
Attorney Kevin Colwell (Kevin) and his firm helped my wife and I sell our house. It had been nine years since I sold a house, so I needed to be guided through the entire process, from the contract to the sale. A couple of snags arose during the deal where Kevin had to advise us on how to respond, for example, to the buyer’s discovery of deficiencies in the structure. His advice proved to be right on target, keeping the buyers from dropping the deal. We exchanged many emails, with his responses to my questions or concerns coming promptly and with clear answers or explanations. His replies reduced the worries that I had while waiting to get a closing on the sale. We also spoke by phone after going through an administrative assistant in his office. Never was a request for information left unanswered. My wife and I couldn’t be in town for the closing, but we were very confident that with Kevin and his team there, everything would go smoothly. It was the perfect ending for something like this; we didn’t have to be there, and we were notified after the closing that it was all done without any last-minute changes by the buyers. I highly recommend Kevin Colwell.
- A Real Estate Client
A divorce is not a great process for anyone. This was the most difficult time for me to go through. I had many issues to go through and needed much help. Mary was amazing; she held it together for me. She had everything under control and guided me through every challenge we came across. I was very impressed with how she handled my case; she was very knowledgeable, professional, and always under control, for which I have much respect. During my case, I have not received much cooperation from my ex; we couldn’t come to any terms regarding our assets, our child, and the debt. We end up in court in front of the judge to decide. This is the time when you need the best lawyer on your side to represent your case and get as much as you can. Since I was the breadwinner and worked for everything we had, I was very nervous about losing what I worked for. Well, that wasn’t the case. I was going to settle to terms I was comfortable with, and in the end, I received more than I had hoped for. Mary was amazing. I definitely would recommend Mary. Thank you, Mary, for everything you have done.
- A Divorce Client
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Divorce is probably the most frightening thing I have ever had to go through in my life. Nothing can prepare you for... what you're going to experience - whether that be emotionally, monetarily, or just the sheer amount of knowledge required to navigate through. Picking the right law group and then attorney/lawyer is just the beginning. The options are endless and you can only hope you make the right decision. I was assigned to Marissa Gordon, and words truly cannot express how thankful and lucky I am. From the beginning she was beyond approachable and made herself available for every question/concern/need/etc. in a very timely manner. I cannot begin to explain how scared this whole situation has made me feel, but at the end of the day I felt safe knowing that she was handling my case. Thank you for all the care, consideration, and treating me like a human, not just a number. I know this is a decision I'll never regret.read more
Employed Colwell for a custody case. First lawyer seemed disinterested and unhelpful. Was appointed Kyle Starks after... that. He was attentive, reachable, and truly cared about me and my kids. We were successful in large part to his counsel and work. Highly recommend.read more
I contacted the Colwell law group when I needed an attorney. Amanda Iannone-Hens was assigned to represent me and did... an excellent job. She made me feel comfortable and answered my questions in a very timely fashion. Should the need arise, I will absolutely retain her services again. I highly recommend this law firm!read more
Divorce and custody issues are never easy, but the staff at Colwell are amazing and made me feel comfortable and put my... mind at ease. My initial contact was with Lauren. She was professional and made me feel like family. I would recommend Cowell Law Group to anyone beginning the Family Court process.read more
My Divorce Consultation experience at The Colwell Law Group In Albany was great!Their Client Relations Manager, Jill... Boomhower, is very knowledgeable, kind, personable and responsive to my questions. The expertise of the consultation has made me certain that this is the law group that I want to represent me.read more
The kindness and understanding shown to me when I called this group for help was something I had not experienced... before. Jill explained in great detail what they thought they could do to help me. She spent time and most of all showed me great compassion. I was not prepared for the empathetic response. I highly recommend this group. I felt like they treated me as a family member, not a stranger. This is unusual in a world that sometimes forgets to be humane to one another. I am very thankful to her, and look forward to working with them.read more
After almost a whole year of feeling nothing but stress on my shoulders, Colwell Law Group has lifted that stress in... every aspect! My attorney, Amanda Iannone-Hens, has been very insightful and vigilant throughout my case. I'm very grateful for what everyone has done for me; from the first time I called looking for help in the little amount of time I had and until now I have nothing but gratitude for this firm and all they've done for me!read more
Very nice people! Very helpful and understanding through the whole process! I feel they went above and beyond to make... things easier and smoother. Very knowledgeable in their practice and easy to communicate with in a timely fashion. Plus they always have coffee. Lindsey Philips was awesome to work with and also my attorney Kyle Starks was awesome too! Would recommend him to anyone!read more
I like the starting process here. You don’t have to pay a few hundred dollars initial consultation fee just to... understand how the lawyers to handle your case. Instead, you meet with a very experienced customer relationship person to take the background information and arrange the legal support for you. I met with Linsey and very much impressed with her professionalism and compassion. She’s knowledgeable, responsible, and cares. I’m happy with the experience.read more
I retained Anthony Sokolowski, 17 months into my divorce and custody case. I could not have made a better decision.... Anthony, wanted to understand where exactly we were in the divorce/custody case, so that he could be sure that we were all working together towards a common goal.Anthony was not only understanding that divorce and custody cases are hard, but was also willing to work around my work schedule, always listened to what I had to say, and addressed each and every concern, always made sure that I fully understood each and every possible outcome. Even though this was a hard case to handle, he always made me feel important, and that he truly cared and not that I was just another paying client on his books.I could not have been happier with the decision to retain him for counsel, he went with every twist that this case had, and there was plenty always ensuring me that things will get better, and we are in this together. Anthony took a already hard situation, and made each conversation feel a little lighter with his sense of humor, and kind words. It was nice to finally have counsel that truly cared, and we were working towards a common goal. While working towards a common goal we were finally able to end the case, and everyone is pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend him, to friends or family in the event that they were dealt the cards I was.Anthony truly is a stunning attorney, with a gentle heart, kinds words, and has a unique ability to be able shed some light on our darkest of days.Thankful for all those i encountered at the firm, but more importantly thankful for Anthony's understanding, and flexibility because this was a tough case, he took it on without even knowing the history of 17 months.read more
Through a yearlong and difficult divorce, Anthony Sokolowski was a skilled attorney who helped me navigate the most... challenging aspects of a divorce and custody battle. He was on top of things throughout, always patient and empathetic. When things got tough he was a strong defender and he had embodied my situation when I needed him to do that.read more
I retained Attorney Anthony Sokolowski for my very difficult and complicated divorce and custody case. Anthony was not... only knowledgeable but personable and I never felt alone throughout process. Anthony was always honest and genuine with me, he was always available and made me feel safe in the fact that he was fighting for my and my child’s best interest. I worked with Anthony for over a year and this held true throughout entire time. We ended with getting what I asked for and the best possible outcome for myself and my child.I highly recommend Anthony Sokolowski for any family law needs.read more
I was referred to this Law Group from a local office and I'm glad I followed through. I was represented by Kyle who... was professional, responsive, and easy to work with. I felt very comfortable with his representation. Thank you....Carmel Reillyread more
My experience was truly enlightening and very welcoming! I spoke with Kito who instantaneously related with my... situation and assured me that the firm could help me and I believe him. Five stars all around. It’s nice to meet people who have the same compassion for fathers rights and actually love to help instead of just pushing papers through. Thanks For all the information and encouragement Kito .read more
From the very first call, this law firm has been nothing short of exceptional. My family is working with Kyle, who... consistently provides support, dedication, responsiveness, and who utilizes his experience to help us navigate family court and custody. Every interaction is professional, and I would highly recommend the Colwell Law Group.read more