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Amy Jo Knussman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Ballston Spa, NY

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Amy J. Knussman, Amy Knussman


Licensed for 20 years

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MATRIMONIAL & FAMILY LAW PRACTICE. EXPERIENCED IN LITIGATION, COLLABORATION & MEDIATION.

Amy J. Knussman is a partner with DONNELLAN & KNUSSMAN, PLLC. Attorney Knussman is a graduate of Albany Law School and has been admitted to the New York State Bar since 2003. Ms. Knussman’s career began at The Donnellan Law Firm in 2001, while she was still attending Albany Law.  After many years of hard work and dedication, Amy became a partner at DONNELLAN & KNUSSMAN, PLLC in January 2008.  Amy focuses her practice in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law and has been a member of the Saratoga County and Warren County Attorney for Children Panels since 2003.

Amy is an active member of the community and participates in organizations such as: the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Saratoga County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, and the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District.  She has had the honor of being requested to speak to parents at the Child Custody and Stress Prevention Program, formerly at Skidmore College, to caseworkers at Northeast Parent & Child Society regarding the role of Attorneys for children who represent children in Foster Care, and to SUNY Albany students earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work, concerning the role of Attorneys for Children and the New York State Court System.  Amy has been mentioned twice in the Saratoga Business Journal for her work with the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District and has provided pro bono services for clients through the Legal Project.

 

Attorney Knussman was the recipient of the Legal Project's 2012 Brigid Nolan Memorial Award. This award is presented to an attorney who, through his or her dedication and pro bono service with The Legal Project, has helped a victim of domestic violence to begin life anew.

Licensed for 20 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Donnellan & Knussman, PLLC
658 Malta Avenue
Suite 201
Ballston Spa, NY, 12020

Reviews

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Posted by Valerie | October 8, 2013
Exemplary
Ms. Knussman has represented me and has been my ongoing attorney for nearly 11 years. She has been my sole attorney during my separation, divorce, family court and several child support issues. Ms. Knussman represented me in Saratoga County NY and now willingly drives to Lewis County NY, where I reside, to represent me. Over the years Ms. Knussman and I have developed a wonderful professional relationship. She is forthcoming, knowledgeable and easily accessible. She has demonstrated patience’s and compassion during some very sensitive issues. Her demeanor in the courtroom is of confidence and respectfulness. She is clear, concise and very direct. She presents herself in a very professional manor and is very articulate. She has listened to my concerns and the concerns for my children’s future. Ms. Knussman has been extremely successful in her representation of me and on behalf of my children. With great respect I would most highly recommend Ms. Knussman. Furthermore, I have sincere appreciation and thanks for the accomplishments she has achieved in the courtroom and otherwise for myself and my children’s future. Respectfully submitted Valerie
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Posted by Frank | May 23, 2013
I only wish I hired Ms. Knussman for my divorce three years ago
Nearly one year ago, I hired Ms. Knussman to clarify some of the ambiguous language in my child custody stipulation that had been causing ongoing litigation ($$ and stress) since my divorce in 2010. Ms. Knussman was recommended to me from others who had very positive experiences with her. I have worked with Ms. Knussman intermittently over the past year. She is a class act. She has consistently displayed professionalism and integrity with all of my matters. It was obvious to me in reading her correspondences and observing her face-to-face interactions with her attorney peers, family court justices, and other family court staff that she is well respected. She has proven herself an expert in matters related to divorce and child custody. Hiring Ms. Knussman and her firm was the best decision I could have made - I only wish I hired her for my divorce three years ago. I highly recommend Ms. Knussman - she is an award-winning attorney who is building a FANTASTIC firm.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2020
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Great Attorney with honest advice
Amy was a great fit for me. She was honest and real. She never misled me or got my hopes up. I am happy with the outcome and would use her again. It was worth every penny. I would recommend her for custody issues.
Posted by Scott | January 22, 2020
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Highly Recommended
I hired and have used Amy and her firm exclusively for over 18 years. They have seen me through two Divorces, Child support, Child Custody litigation with consistent positive results. I would not look anywhere else for the counsel needed in these matters. I was always clearly apprised of the reality of each situation and negotiated and/or litigated issues with mutually beneficial results. The cost has always been extremely reasonable. Amy is personable, never arrogant, explains things in an easy to understand manner and makes you feel like her only client.
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Posted by Lauren | November 8, 2018
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Divorce
Amy is fantastic. It is obvious that she is good at what she does, but she also is there to help you and not take advantage of your situation.
Posted by Jessica | June 16, 2018
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Thank you Amy and team
Amy Knussman came highly recommended to me. Amy and her team represented me during a difficult child custody and visitation case. My ex-husband gave me one month notice that he was moving out of state. A decision that effected myself and my children greatly in many ways. Amy made me feel at ease right away. She was very attentive to me and reassured me throughout the entire process that I was doing everything right. She was very understanding and empathetic to my emotional and sensitive issues. She explained things very clearly to me in layman’s terms when I didn’t quite understand something and she gave me different scenerios that I would have never thought about. She was very professional and friendly. I felt very well represented by Amy and her team. Everyone that I dealt with in her office was very attentive and knowledgeable. I only wish that I had hired her for my divorce. I highly recommend Amy and her team to anybody seeking legal counsel for any family legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2018
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Grandparents Rights
Amy and her team handled our case with the utmost professionalism and confidence. We were told by others that we would possibly only get visitation with our grandchild one time a month.. Amy helped us to a much better resolution and we now have him 4 times a months in addition to holiday time. What a blessing she was for our family! Highly recommend!
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Posted by Howard | April 17, 2018
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Very pleased!
Prompt, efficient and professional! I had an excellent experience and highly recommend Amy.
Posted by Aaron | April 4, 2018
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Amy Knussman
Amy has been my attorney for over 10 years . She is kind, caring , compassionate and most importantly extremely competent . Everyone in her office is amazing. Amy is a fighter who will do all she can for you ,even when the obstacles seem insurmountable. I have referred several people to her. If you need an amazing attorney look no further.
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Posted by Tony | March 15, 2017
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Very responsive.
Amy was very responsive to any questions I had and the lawyer my spouse work with . She made a bad situation much easier to deal with
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
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Helping through a difficult time
It is one of the darkest days when your spouse decides to leave. The world you've worked your life for is turned upside down and then put onto a cutting board for dividing up like vegetables for dinner. Amy was referred to me by a trusted friend as I had no knowledge of divorce, divorce attorneys or any aspect of the law in this regard. I arrived at her office with a folder that contained my life in the form of some spreadsheets and legal documents that I understood independently but not in the context to which I was being forced. Amy's demeanor quickly put me at ease and after listening to my story, she took my materials for review. Over the course of a couple weeks she made suggestions and offered invaluable advice based on my situation and how I desired to handle it. Throughout the process Amy listened to my wishes and respected the ways I wanted things handled with respect to my spouse. Now that this chapter is closed I can look back and say that Amy's legal services, advice and sometimes just listening made the entire process easier to understand which in turn provided peace of mind which I desperately needed. In addition to Amy, the entire staff is compassionate and helpful, a truly professional organization. A Sincere Thank You
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Posted by Amy | May 26, 2016
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Very impressed!
Ms. Knussman, and her very professional staff, recently represented me in my divorce proceedings and I could not be more pleased with the results. Ms. Knussman really took the time to listen to the specifics of my case and recommended the best course of action for me to take, which I know saved me significant time (and legal fees) in the long run. I would highly recommend Ms. Knussman and her staff to anyone who is seeking legal representation for a matrimonial matter.
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Posted by Dave | February 17, 2016
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Excellent Mediation Reviewer and Advisor
I retained Amy as an independent reviewer of the divorce mediation agreement being put together by another attorney. Amy patiently and thoroughly walked me through the various issues (mortgage, child support, health care, tax deductions, etc) that would be addressed in the divorce agreement. She explained all issues well, and gave good advice about potential complications. Most importantly, she explained things in a language that I (knowing very little about divorce or legal terminology!) could understand. After the Divorce Mediator put together the divorce agreement, Amy reviewed it in a very timely manner, and provided suggestions for valuable changes that were subsequently accepted by both parties. As things progressed, she continued to be available to answer my many questions about the divorce process. I strongly recommend Amy for anyone thinking about or in the process of filing for divorce.
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Posted by Jason | March 2, 2015
Thank You Amy
After hearing the old cliché “its cheaper to keep’em” I hesitated for years on initiating a divorce. As, things in the household became less tolerable I decided to look into divorce proceedings. I was referred to Amy and her team by a friend during my research phase of applying for a divorce. Amy was able to help me understand the battle in which I was about to engage very clearly. I would never question her ability to provide sound counseling on divorce matters. She also had a keen ability to provide sound recommendations during the negotiating process which assisting in us not needing to step into a courtroom once. I could not be more satisfied with the final agreement she was able to broker. Without a doubt Amy would be the first person I will recommend to anyone looking into divorce proceedings.
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Posted by Mary | February 18, 2015
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Amy is an excellent lawyer. She was straightforward and clear on what she felt were the merits and issues for my case. She kept me informed on all aspects and both her and her staff were extremely responsive.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2014
EXCELLENY ATTORNEY
I hired Amy to resolve my custody, visitation, child support and divorce cases. She is very professional, bold, not afraid of confrontations, and confident. She always responds to my emails and phone calls. I definitely would recommend Amy Knussman for your matrimonial cases.
Posted by Candice | December 5, 2014
Trustworthy, caring and diligent!
Amy Knussman represented me in a very ugly divorce and child custody case. Not only was she understanding, caring and protective, but she was extremely poised, well spoken and extremely knowledgeable about the law. I would highly recommend her and her staff (Sarah and Kathleen) for any family law issue. I would use this firm again without a second thought.
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Posted by Rob | August 20, 2014
I would definitely recommend.
Amy was professional and extremely knowledgable. Her approach and demeanor puts you at ease. There are very few court issues more raw and emotionally draining then a custody issue for a parent. As a father looking for custody it can be a daunting uphill battle. Amy and her staff held my hand through the process. They made me feel they truly cared about my daughter and me. Amy was always accessible through all the crazy twists and turns. It was her professionalism that helped to achieve a positive outcome. Without hesitation I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Melinda | August 19, 2014
Child Custody Case
I retained Amy Jo Knussman in October 2013. I was going through a very difficult time and needed a child custody/ family law attorney. Ms. Knussman and her staff exceeded my expectations in every way. Ms. Knussman was very familiar with the court my case was being heard in. She told me exactly what was going to happen each step of the way. My calls and emails were always answered promptly. Ms. Knussman is truly an excellent attorney with great energy who gets the job done. I now have primary physical custody of my daughter with a child support order in place. I would recommend this law firm to anyone who finds themselves in an unfortunate family situation.
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Posted by Karen | January 30, 2014
A great combination of legal expertise and customer service
Amy has served as my legal counsel for almost ten years. During that time she has helped me deal with several challenging legal matters in a professional, courteous and caring way. She always listens to my needs and looks out for my interests. She also understands my need to get quality service at a reasonable price.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Donnellan & Knussman, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Donnellan Law Firm
  • 2001 - 2008

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • State University of New York, College at Potsdam
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District
  • 2008 - Present
  • IACP
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Brigid Nolan Memorial Award
  • The Legal Project
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Amy
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to her clients' success."
Family Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Amy works hard to represent her clients not only zealously but compassionately. Her passion is family law and she is always prepared to help her clients through this difficult and often trying process."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I knew Amy for years prior to working for Amy. We had many cases together as adversaries. I was at that time and continue to be impressed by her dedication to her clients, her professionalism and level of knowledge in this area of the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amy Knussman is a tireless litigator who has a vast knowledge about Family Law. She has the ability to quickly hone in on the issues and find creative resolutions to problems. I highly recommend this attorney to anyone seeking counsel on Family Law issues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy is a tireless advocate for her clients. She is smart, articulate, and a voice of reason. She is the ultimate "problem solver" which is the definition of an attorney. Placing your confidence in Amy will be well rewarded."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Amy is a thoroughly professional and dedicated attorney. it is a pleasure to work with her, even as an adversary."
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is one of the finest practitioners of Family Law and Collaborative Divorce in the region, I highly endorse this attorney"
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Ballston Spa Divorce and separation Lawyer Amy Jo Knussman
Amy Jo Knussman
Divorce and separation Attorney
Ballston Spa, NY
Licensed for 20 years