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Barrett D. Mack

Divorce and separation Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   161 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 19 years
    Connecticut - CT 19 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Barrett

Learn Barrett’s areas of practice.

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.

Location

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Matthew | March 21, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Law firm!
My wife informed me of her desire to get a divorce in early June 2023. I was presented with the initial communication from my wife’s attorney on June 21, 2023. I met with Barrett Mack, of Mack and associates for an initial consultation . As it turns out this was the best decision I could have made in this situation. Barret, and his associate attorney; Katie Pompey, and Sarah Keefer; a paralegal, made up the team that handled my case. They worked tirelessly on the case, keeping in constant communication with my wife’s attorney. They also kept me constantly updated on the status of negotiating. Everyone in the office is pleasant, professional, dedicated, and incredibly supportive. Together they made a very difficult experience bearable. They worked together seamlessly to get the best outcome for me and my children. On march 14, 2024 a final marital separation and settlement agreement was signed. I have 50/50 joint legal custody of my children and all other differences have been settled in a more than satisfactory way. Im convinced that if I had not retained the services of Barret Mack I would be in a very different situation. If it were possible to give six stars I would do so. I will be forever indebted to Barret Mack’s Law firm.
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Posted by Don | September 9, 2023
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Facing divorce
Barrett Mack and his team are absolutely the best. From the moment I stepped into his office my mind was at ease with a feeling that I had the best representation. I highly recommend them because they are the best and they work hard for you.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The best!
I have worked with Barrett over the course of the last three years on two separate custody cases. He was both knowledgeable and professional. Barrett took the time to know every detail of my case and set clear goals for me with open communication. There were times I witnessed him be aggressive in the courtroom to defend me, despite us never requiring a trial. I could not have asked for anyone better to represent me, I am extremely thankful for him and his team.
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Posted by Ilyssa | August 14, 2023
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Barrett is the best advocate and attorney you will find!
I hired Barrett because he showed me within minutes of meeting him that he understood what my goals and priorities were for my divorce and life. He was in agreement with me on big-picture goals but never just told me what I wanted to hear. He offered a dynamic approach to meeting my goals. He explained the difficult aspects of my case with understanding and compassion. Barrett laid out a strategy and timeline from the start, and we stuck to that throughout the process. He expertly applied the law to my case, explained what he thought might happen based on experience, and described the pros/cons of each option. I clicked with him immediately and knew I was going to hire him within the first 10 minutes of our first meeting. Barrett was the trustworthy, confident, powerful, reliable, and friendly presence I needed at an uncertain time. He exudes knowledge, strength, power, respect, and professionalism in the courtroom, during hearings, and conferences. He always came prepared and fought zealously for me. I was in awe of his abilities in the courtroom and with opposing counsel. This man knows how to fight for his clients. I constantly felt proud and lucky to have him leading my team. He juxtaposes that strength with kind, empathetic, friendly, and helpful conversations and meetings with clients. I always felt like his top priority. He was constantly working to meet my goals - big and small. It's clear he's well respected by his peers, and his stellar reputation lends itself well to your case. He is fully devoted to his clients. On a personal level, I found Barrett to be friendly, approachable, kind, funny, and empathetic. His personality and friendly, upbeat attitude were especially welcome before court appearances when I was feeling nervous. I'm not sure how someone with such confidence, knowledge, power, and command can be so chill, down-to-earth, and kind. Barrett manages to spell out a realistic view of your case without offering false hope or unrealistic expectations. He is patient and strives to understand you and your goals. I felt he truly cared about the outcome of my case, and I never felt like just another client or that Barrett was only in this for the money. He wanted things to work out for me. He made sure his role in my divorce was a positive one. Everything he advised had a strategy and plan behind it, which was explained if I ever had questions. I was never left wondering what was going to happen, what something meant, or even wondering about Barrett's own impression of my case. I was in the loop all the time and in real-time. Barrett was supportive and encouraging. I think most people need support from a multitude of people to make it through a divorce feeling human. Barrett was instrumental in that support for me. I was pleasantly surprised at how accessible Barrett makes himself to his clients. I *never* went more than a few hours without a response. Most times, Barrett would respond to me within minutes of texting, emailing, or calling. Barrett made himself available literally anytime I needed anything. Literally anytime. He always takes his time with you to answer all your questions fully. I am so incredibly grateful and lucky to have found this firm. I'm certain things would have been very different if I had hired some other attorney. Barrett's expertise, reputation, knowledge, and understanding of the law are invaluable. Access to a team like the one at Mack & Associates is invaluable. It's worth it to have such representation and support. Clients should feel proud to have them as representation; opposing parties should not underestimate them. Mack & Associates, and Barrett in particular, have my absolute highest and most fervent recommendation. I thank them all and cannot express my gratitude enough!
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Posted by TJ | June 27, 2023
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Thank You Team Mack
Not sure I have the vocabulary to express my gratitude to Barrett and his entire team. I walked into his office at rock bottom. I write this review today, less than 3 months later, a new man. A better man. Divorce sucks, especially with young kids. I won’t get into the details of my particular situation, but it was a toxic one. I had to fight false allegations in a system that doesn’t favor fathers and I was months/years behind in what was supposed to be an “amicable” split. Barrett and his team do not back down. They are professional, tough and supported me when I needed to be supported. They moved mountains for me. My boys’ mother gave me 3 days to get out of “her” house before I even had an attorney. 2 months later (to the day) Team Mack had a signed separation agreement completed and she was out of MY house. I am eternally grateful to Barrett, Amanda, Sara, Jean & Becky and wholeheartedly recommend Team Mack to anyone going through divorce. After my experience, there’s no one else I would use.
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Posted by Nichole | May 2, 2023
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Excellent Representation
From the moment I met the Barrett I could sense his professionalism, knowledge, and dedication to his clients. He was attentive to my needs, listened carefully to my concerns, and kept me informed every step of the way. The entire firm was so pleasant and helpful. Throughout the proceedings Barrett demonstrated exceptional legal skills, thoroughness, and attention to detail. He navigated the complex landscape with confidence and skill, always keeping my best interests in mind. Thanks to his hard work, I was able to achieve an outcome that exceeded my expectations. His dedication and perseverance truly made a difference in my life and the life of my children I highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal representation in a custody dispute.
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Posted by Jen | April 15, 2023
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Best of the best
Attorney Barrett and his team were exceptional. I needed to switch attorneys as our trial was getting set to begin and he was recommended to me. I was very nervous about the switch however they exceeded all of my expectations. They were attentive, knowledgeable and responsive. Our custody case was complicated and on the heels of my sisters death. It was handled with professionalism and he came up to speed very quickly. They came to know to my family well and that level of knowledge was critical in my case. I would recommend him to anyone but especially if your custody case is complicated or not a typical case.
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Posted by Alan | March 14, 2023
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Though we lost, Barrett is still #1
It’s hard to give a top score when you’ve lost a case, so this tells you how good this guy is. His office is a well-oiled, efficient machine. He’s a hands-on, dedicated, knowledgeable strategist, & compassionate person whose exterior is a tough-as-nails, fearless legal pro.
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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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

Sample of 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
  • Empire Justice Center
  • Trial tips; techniques in advocacy-Written Agreements
  • 2015
  • Capital District Matrimonial Law Breakfast Club Trial Series
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Written Separation 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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Given (16)
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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 19 years