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My goal is to help clients to resolve their marital and family law disputes with respect, and to guide them in developing a plan for their future with the confidence that they did it 'right.'  I am a client- focused family lawyer, committed to
helping clients define and achieve what is most important to them so they can move forward with their lives. This is achieved by: Listening to the feelings and needs of our clients, to help them to identify and clarify their goals; Educating clients on their options and the law to de-mystify the process and provide reassurance ; that they will get through this difficult time; Empowering clients to make decisions that will allow them to reach a resolution that is in alignment with their goals; and Working together with clients achieve their goals

I do everything possible to help you move forward with your life. I have offices Bristol, Hartford and Glastonbury- Connecticut representing clients throughout Hartford, Middletown, Tolland and New Britain jurisdictional districts.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rachel D. Widmer

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Armata is professional, creative, a great listener, and provides practical solutions in difficult situations.


    Rachel Widmer Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jason Allen Talley

    Barry is truly an exceptional attorney. I had the privilege of working with him on an interstate custody jurisdiction case and could not have wished for a better attorney to work with. Barry was very responsive, a team player and was always focused on our client’s best interest. I also found it refreshing to work with Barry because he enjoys his job, he has a positive attitude, he does his job very well and he was extremely useful when bouncing ideas off of as we worked toward our client’s desired outcome. If I needed a lawyer to represent me in his local area, Barry is who I would call.


    Jason Talley Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP

100 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT, 06103


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Client Choice AwardAvvo2014
FellowAmerican Bar Foundation2012
First 100 Men Working to Improve the Lives of DV VictimsConnecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBrown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP2009 - Present
ProprietorLaw Offices of Barry F. Armata2008 - 2009
PartnerArmata & Davis, LLC1998 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar FoundationFellow2013 - Present
Advisory Committee for Parenting Education ProgramsMember2007 - Present
Innternational Academy of Collaborative PorefssionlasMember2007 - Present
Central Connecticut Collaborative Family Law GroupMember2004 - Present
Suffield Juvenile Review BoardChair2002 - Present
Connecticut Bar FoundationFellow2001 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Connecticut Council forNon Adverserial DivorcePast President1996 - Present
Hartford County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteePast Chair1985 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1984 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law SectionPast Chair1984 - Present
Suffield Foundation for Excellent SchoolsPast Chair2002 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Milbert vs. MilbertMother allowed to relocate to California over Father's objection.
Tostarelli vs. TostarelliSole Custody to Father, supervised access to Mother
Ross vs. OsburnApplication for Relief from Abuse dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New EnglandA Practical Guide to Divorce in Connectciut2014
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New EnglandIssues Relating to Children: Jurisdicition, Child Custody, Visitation and Other Issues2014
Connecticut LawyerDomestic Violence: A New Understanding for Practitioners2012
Connecticut Family LawyerResponses From a Blue Ribbon Panel of GALS and AMCS - How about a little Q & A?2007
Connecticut Family LawyerNot for the Squeamish: How to Handle a Grievance2007
National Business Institute SeminarChild Custody and Visitation in Connectciut1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Boston CollegeSociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Training AcademyTestifying Training2015
James W. Cooper Fellows Roundtable at UConn School of LawNetworking and Marketing in the Digital Age: How to Leverage Social Media to Expand Your Network and Develop Your Brand2015
James W. Cooper Fellows Roundtable at Quinnipiac University School of LawLawyers' Personal and Professional Values: Integration or Separate Spheres?2015
James W. Cooper Fellows RoundtableBar Crawls: The Relevance of Bar Associations2015
Young Lawyers SectionFamily Law Practice Essentials2014
The Future of Legal ServicesThe Business of Law2014
James W. Cooper Fellows SymposiumVeterans in Transition: Military Cullture, Mental Health and Readjustment to Civilian Life2014
James W. Cooper Fellows RoundtableToo Many Lawyers? Not Enough Lawyers?2014
Family Relations SeminarIn Depth Short Calendar Seminar2014
Family Relations SemiarAdvanced Legal Issues in Divorce2014
Connecticut Bar Association SeminarFamily Law Practice Essentials2014
James W. Cooper Fellows RoundtableWhat it means to be a Lawyer today?2013
Thunderdome Divorce ClinicMotions and Discovery2012
SeminarThe Difficult Conversation2012
Judicial RoundtableNever Marrieds: Dealing with Unwed Parents2012
Connecticut Bar Association SeminarFamily Violence in Connecticut: Trauma, Trends and Triage2012
8th John A. Speziale SymposiumFamily, Elder and Probate Law2012
Task Force on Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence2011
James W. Cooper Fellows SymposiumLimited Scope Representation2011
Training AcademyTestifying Training2010
Modern Divorce AdvocacyPreparing Clients for Mediation/ Litigation2010
Mandatory TrainingGuardians ad Litems/ Attorney for Minor Children2009
Family Relations SeminarAdvanced Child Support2009
Advanced TrainingSwimming Upstream: Using Collaborative Skills to Conquer Collaborative Currents2008
The Miller Commission SymposiumImproving Justice for Children of Divorce and Separation2006
Advanced Family Law Class Syracuse University College of LawCollaborative Law2006
Law Works for PeopleIntro to Family Law2000