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Mary T. Colwell (nee Pasqualino) graduated from Albany Law School of University in Albany, New York in 2001 with a concentration in Criminal Law. While at Albany Law School, Mary was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Women's Law Caucus and Vice-President of the Italian-American Law Students Association. Ms. Colwell was admitted to the New Jersey State bar in December of 2001 and the New York State bar in January of 2002. She is also admitted in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. In May of 2005, Ms. Colwell was selected for admission to the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Colwell worked for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office in the Motions and Appeals Bureau, where she acquired prosecutorial experience, upon graduation. She remained in New Jersey for one year, gaining invaluable general practice experience at Hobbie, Corrigan, Bertuccio & Taschy. However, her desire to work in Albany, where she was born and raised, led her the Law Offices of Alice K. Berke, P.C. in 2003, where she concentrated her practice in Matrimonial/Family Law, Real Estate (including real estate closings and landlord-tenant matters), Vehicle and Traffic Law, and Criminal Law.

Ms. Colwell joined her husband, Kevin, at Colwell, Ferrentino & Petroccione, LLP in September of 2008 and is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Capital District Women's Bar Association.  The firm name was subsequently renamed once Ms. Colwell became a partner.  

Mary continues to concentrate her practice in Matrimonial/Family Law, Real Estate (including real estate closings and land-lord tenant disputes), Vehicle and Traffic Law, and Criminal Law. However, she is well versed in many general practice areas.


Languages spoken: Italian

Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 57%
    14 years
  2. Family: 40%
    14 years
  3. Real Estate: 3%
    14 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Mary is a good attorney and a good person. She has the highest professional ethics and a great work ethic. These are based on her strong family values. I highly recommend Mary.


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Contact info

Colwell, Colwell & Petroccione, LLP

20 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY, 12211


NYCurrently registered 200203/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
HonoreeCapital District Women’s Bar Association Sweet Success program2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerColwell, Colwell & Petroccione, LLP2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices Of Alice K. Berke, PC2003 - 2008
Law ClerkMonmouth County Prosecutor's Office2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Italian American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Capital District Women's Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Drew UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998