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Barrett D. Mack

Divorce and separation Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   153 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

About Barrett

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Barrett D. Mack is the founder of Mack & Associates, PLLC. His practice exclusively concentrates in the areas of matrimonial and family law.

Barrett regularly handles any type of domestic matter including complicated divorce actions involving the valuation and distribution of assets, child custody litigation, and support issues. He practices in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie and Sullivan counties. 

Barrett is committed to giving back to the community by offering pro-bono representation for the Capital District Women’s Bar Association Legal Project, representing victims of domestic violence in Family Court, for which he received the 2006 Brigid Nolan Memorial Award from the Legal Project, the 2008 Pro Bono Award from the CDW-BA, and the 2014 Swyer Companies Leadership Award.

Barrett served the County of Columbia as an Assistant County Attorney for 8 years.

Barrett was published in the area of employee benefits in the New York State Bar Association Journal,September 2005 Issue, Vol. 77, No. 7, Page 32, Tax Alert—Major Changes in Rules Governing NQDCAs and successfully handles appeals to the Appellate Division, Third Department, see People v. Davis, 72 A.D. 3d 1292, (3rd Dept. 2010); People v. Perez, 93 A.D.3d 1032, (3rd Dept. 2012); People v. Russ, 118 A.D.3d 1039, (3rd Dept. 2014); People v. Clapper, 133 A.O.3d 1036 (3rd Dept. 2015); Funaro v. Funaro 141 A.D. 3d. 893 (Third Dept., 2016); Zakariah SS v. Tara TT 2016 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6833 (Third Dept., 2016); Decker v. Decker, 148 A.D.3d 1272 (Third Dep't., 2017); Kinberly C. v. Christopher C., 155 A.D.3d 1329 (Third Dep't., 2017) Tiger v. Tiger, 155 A.D.3d 1386 (Third Dep't, 2017); Stuart v. Stuart, 155 A.D.3d 1371 (Third Dep't., 2017); Montoya v. Davis, 156 A.D.3d 132 (Third Dep't., 2017); Matula v. Matula, 159 A.D.3d 1074 (Third Dep't., 2018).

Barrett was selected to Super Lawyers, Upstate Edition, in 2017 and 2018.  Barrett serves as the treasurer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region and serves on the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem Soccer Club.

Barrett is admitted to practice law in both New York and Connecticut. Barrett lives in Delmar with his wife and two young children.

Licensed for 18 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/23/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/28/2022

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

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Mack & Associates, PLLC
270 Mount Hope Drive
Albany, NY, 12202

Reviews

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Posted by Jeff | November 23, 2022
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Happy client
This office has represented me in a divorce and a prenup. I was very impressed with how they educated me through two complicated situations and how responsive they were to what I was hoping to do.
Posted by Amy | November 21, 2022
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Knowledgeable, kind, professional
Barrett had a strategy plan for my divorce during the initial consultation. Even though I held back on executing some of it, he never made me feel guilty for it. Eventually I was ready and I am very happy with the results! The whole process could have gone quicker BUT it was the OC holding everything up, not my legal team. Highly recommend him and his legal team!
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Posted by Cortney | November 17, 2022
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Best divorce and custody choice
Barrett and his team are worth every penny spent. They took a complex, overwhelming situation and made it manageable while fighting tirelessly to get the outcomes we wanted. He’s the only attorney I can confidently recommend for divorce and family matters.
Posted by Ryan | August 8, 2022
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Barrett is tremendous!
Absolutely tremendous people. Made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. 100 percent recommend.
Posted by Saea | July 12, 2022
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Custody issues
Child custody issues can be very stressful to say the least. I found Mack & Associates to be very responsive and knowledgeable. They were very professional and helped me to achieve my objectives. I would certainly recommend them to help guild you thru the legal system.
Posted by Nataliya | June 27, 2022
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Divorce matter
I hired Barret (Mack & Associates) for my divorce matter. From the very first phone call Barret understood me and he knew exactly how to help. He was always available and ready to answer any questions that I had. I would recommend Mack & Associates to anyone who is look for top notch legal help (divorce and family in my case).
Posted by Nasreen | March 30, 2022
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Excellent Firm!!!
I came across this firm at the right time. The reason I went with them is because Barrett Mack seemed like he really cared about his clients when I went in for my consult. He gave me a lot of helpful information on that initial appointment. They did not disappoint!!! My divorce went as smooth as it could possibly go. They got me a good settlement and I didn't have to be involved too much. It was also done under a year. I would recommend this law firm!
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Posted by Patrick | March 27, 2022
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Divorce
Barrett Mack and his team were extremely professional and helpful getting through this difficult time. I would highly recommend them!
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2022
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Divorce
Great attorney and staff. Treats clients with respect, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Made the divorce process less painful.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2021
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Competent attorney
Barrett Mack is an incredibly talented attorney. He is an excellent trial attorney. He will put your worries to ease with his expertise and do his very best to make sure you are pleased with the outcome of your case. If you are looking for a competent and compassionate attorney I highly recommend attorney Barrett Mack.
Posted by Heather | October 15, 2021
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Outstanding
Mr Mack not only has helped me with my divorce, but also a very intense custody trial. Mr Mack has gone the extra mile for me and my daughter. His advice and tenacity has made all the difference in our outcome. I highly recommend Mack and Associates
Posted by Melissa | September 10, 2021
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Game changer!
I hired Barrett to work on an explosive custody case. Very quickly, and for the first time in years felt the comfort of knowing that I have the very best, and experiencing far fewer sleepless nights. The list is long, brilliant legal mind, collaborative strategy, empathetic support, amazing responsiveness, great team and excellent communication skills… these attributes are real and exactly what is needed to help navigate this often horrible process and win. I am forever grateful for the work Barrett did on my case, and for the peace of mind that I had during this brutal process. This is the guy who will fight fiercely for you. There is no one better.
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Posted by Rick | August 24, 2021
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Divorce
Stop searching for another attorney and send Barrett your deposit now. You will be making a good decision. Barrett and his staff are excellent communicators and beyond professional. They will lay out the process, your options, and come up with a plan to meet your goals. I received excellent results at a very reasonable price.
Posted by Jessica | August 11, 2021
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Divorce
Barrett was quick to return phone calls and emails with a high level of professionalism. He kept me updated throughout the divorce process until everything was taken care of. I highly recommend Mack & Associates.
Posted by Jordan | July 23, 2021
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Hands Down The Best.
Barrett took care of everything and knew what to do right from day one. I couldn’t be happier and more thankful for everything they did for me. It’s reassuring knowing they are always there for you and your not just another client.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2021
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Best attorney! Very appreciative
Barrett, Amanda and the entire office was absolutely phenomenal to work with. They made a very unpleasant experience (i.e., divorce) easy and manageable. Would 100% recommend. Barrett and Amanda were wonderful with communicating and keeping me informed in the process, answering any questions, very friendly and professional!
Posted by Brad | June 15, 2021
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Incredible attorney
After my fair share of experience with a variety of attorneys on a number of matters, I can say that working with Barrett and Katie has been a real privilege. Mack’s office operates like a machine. The team is organized, pragmatic, responsive, professional and respectful. In the court room, Barrett operates with reserved, yet formidable efficiency. Billing has always been precise, and very fair. I have full confidence in recommending the team at Mack and Associates.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
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Absolutely Amazing!
Barrett Mack is an absolutely amazing lawyer who genuinely cares about each person he represents! He is so supportive, knowledgeable, and a respectful person who will get the job done.
Posted by Rebecca | June 1, 2021
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Best divorce attorney
I hired Barrett Mack and associates not knowing what was going to happen. Barrett and Katie were wonderful to work with and I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome! Would recommend to anyone getting a divorce.
Posted by Nicole | April 13, 2021
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Works hard for you!
If your looking for a lawyer who will fight for you until the end Barrett Mack is the one. The process was long and tiring however Barrett always kept us well informed. We could not have done this with out him!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-395 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Mack & Associates, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Fitzsimmons, Mack and Mills, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Fitzsimmons & Mack, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Columbia County Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Associate
  • The Goldstein Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Funaro v. Funaro, 141 A.D.3d 893, (3rd Dep’t, 2016)
  • On Appeal, our firm was able to have this award upheld by the Appellate Court.
  • Zakariah SS., v. Tara TT, 2016 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6833, (3rd Dep’t, 2016)
  • The matter has been sent back to the Family Court for further proceedings.
  • People v. Clapper, 2015 NY Slip Op 08464
  • Appeal Won
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Associations

  • Bethlehem Soccer Club
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
  • Treasurer
  • 2017 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • CJA Panel of Attorneys
  • 2016 - Present
  • Schoharie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Columbia County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Swyer Companies Leadership Award
  • The Legal Project, Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Top 12 Businesses
  • Albany's Finest
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Brigid Nolan Memorial Award for Pro Bono Services
  • The Legal Project
  • 2006
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Publications

  • New York State Bar Association Journal
  • Tax Alert--Major Changes in Rules Governing NQDCAs
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Family Court Mock Trial CLE
  • 2017
  • Capital District Matrimonial Law Breakfast Club Trial Series
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Written Separation Agreements
  • 2015
  • Empire Justice Center
  • Trial tips; techniques in advocacy-Written Agreements
  • 2015
  • Legally Speaking
  • Child Custody and Child Support in the State of New York
  • 2010
  • Legally Speaking
  • Child Custody and Child Support in the State of New York
  • 2009
  • Retirement and Asset Protection Seminar
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Barrett since law school and highly recommend him. He has built his practice into one of the leading firms in the area through zealous representation of his clients. Barrett continues to give back to both his professional and local communities."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Barrett is a professional when dealing with other lawyers and his knowledge of the law is what I respect when dealing with him. He is a zealous advocate for his client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barrett is a professional in every sense of the word. He will fight for your rights and see your case through to the end. The things I have seen him do for his clients are above and beyond the average attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a professional to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have practiced with Barrett for over ten years in numerous Family Court cases. He is always well prepared and always a zealous advocate for his clients. At the same time he is ready to settle a case if it is in his client's best interest. His reputation and credibility are his greatest assets which make him a pleasure to work with as opposing counsel and only inure to his client's benefit. I recommend Barrett without any reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Barrett is an exceptional attorney. His dedication to his clients and professionalism is unwavering. Barrett goes above and beyond for his clients by making sure he is easily accessible and will never put less than 100% into every one of his cases. If you want a lawyer who will fight for you, and prides himself on hard work and ethics, I would highly recommend Barrett Mack."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Barrett Mack is an excellent attorney. He is a tireless advocate in and out of the courtroom, yet he is patient and seemingly always available to his clients and colleagues. He is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to family law. I would highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Barrett is an experienced trial lawyer, and fierce advocate for his clients. He possesses a terrific combination of trial experience and superb negotiation skills, so that he is able to procure the best outcome for his clients, whether before trial or during trial. He is a trustworthy adversary, and a pleasure to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as I have known him for years. Barrett is the epitome of professionalism. He is a tenacious advocate, knowledgeable, and also willing to negotiate settlements to avoid unnecessary expense and litigation. He never makes a case personal, which is a benefit to counsel, the court and the parties. Without reservation, I recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Barrett is an excellent attorney with an outstanding character and reputation. I have had the pleasure of being his opponent on several cases and have always been impressed with his knowledge of the law and his professionalism. Barrett is a zealous advocate and extremely dedicated to his clients. I recommend his services without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Barrett is a brilliant and meticulous attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and is always available to ensure all his clients' needs are met. Barrett is also very understanding and compassionate making it very easy to talk to him. Highly endorse Barrett."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Barrett is a brilliant attorney, with several years of experience in a variety of legal matters. He is always available to his clients and is a keen and dedicated advocate. Barrett provides high quality legal work and has a great depth of knowledge. He is professional and hardworking and an excellent choice for legal representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Barrett is a phenomenal attorney and has distinguished himself in a variety of legal disciplines. In addition to being highly skilled in the practice of matrimonial and family law (as well as other areas) he has mastered the art of client service. Anyone that finds themselves in the market for an attorney knows the uneasiness that comes with finding the right person for an extraordinarily important time in their lives; and if Barrett is chosen they can be confident that they have found someone that will not only fight zealously for them, but will treat them the way a client should be treated. And that is a rarity. I cannot speak highly enough about Barrett and recommend his services whenever I have the opportunity."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Friend
"Although the Avvo site makes you limit your endorsement to one field at a time, there's no bounds to the abilities of Barrett when it comes to excellent representation. Knowing him since childhood, Barrett's always been a hard-working individual. He's tireless and fights for what's right. He knows the law, is respected by his peers (of which I'm happy to say I'm one, as well as a friend) and recognized for outstanding service - to clients and community. Barrett's comfort and confidence in the courtroom or conference room, his congenial personality and his true concern for others makes him shine. A family man himself, he's the one you want in your corner when you're addressing family-, civil- or business-related matters. Overall, I never hesitate to look to Barrett for personal or professional advice. And when it comes to referring clients, family or friends to a seasoned advocate, he's always atop my list. A great person. A superb lawyer. A great choice if you need help."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Mack is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I have had the pleasure being his opponant on many cases and have been impressed with his knowledge of law and his character. I highly recommend his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having known Barrett since law school, I do not hesitate to send clients and others his way for advice in matrimonial, family or ERISA matters. Barrett is intelligent, professional, hard working and unpretentious; qualities that I as an attorney would look for in any professional."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barrett was my subtenant for a couple of years so I had the opportunity to get to know him well and see him in action. I have seen few attorneys who work as hard as Barrett. He is dedicated to his clients and really gives all his cases 110 percent. He also is a good man and easy to deal with. He is one of the best young lawyers in Columbia County."
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Albany Divorce and separation Lawyer Barrett D. Mack
Barrett D. Mack
Divorce and separation Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 18 years