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Joseph P. Drescher

Divorce and separation Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   17 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 6 years
    Massachusetts - MA 9 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Dependability is crucial while navigating the legal process. Mr. Drescher puts the upmost importance on being available to his clients during stressful times. He couples unmatched reliability with patience and warmth. Clients should expect strong legal advocacy and superior client relations.

A significant portion of Mr. Drescher’s practice consists of matrimonial and family law. He provides advice and counsel with regard to distribution of marital property, spousal support, custody and visitation, child support, as well as issues of paternity, pre-nuptials, protective orders, and enforcement of Family Court Orders. In addition, Mr. Drescher helps his clients with certain estate, probate, real property and minor criminal matters.

Mr. Drescher was admitted to the New York Bar on November 16, 2017, and the Massachusetts Bar on November 20, 2014. He received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, before returning to his home town of Albany, New York. He received a Bachelors of Arts from Siena College, with a double major in Political Science and Marketing, and a Certificate in Pre-Law. Mr. Drescher participates in several legal organizations, including the New York State Bar Association, Albany Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

In his limited spare time, Mr. Drescher is proud to serve his community as an active Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He is an avid sports fan.

Location

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

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Joseph was very supportive every step of the way. The settlement was done within 10 months. He is the best of the best. Look no further for representation.
Posted by Nasreen | April 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Caring, No Hassle
I'm so happy Joe worked on my case and I found this firm. The process was quick and seamless, done in 9 months. He worked hard to get me a settlement I'm very happy with. Couldn't be more pleased! Would recommend!!!
Posted by Catherine | November 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent, ethical, morally decent and caring human being
One doesn't expect to actually like their family law attorney as a person - it's just such a generally combative business. If you're lucky, your attorney will know the law and they will do the research and argue the facts well on your behalf. Joseph Drescher went so far beyond that standard for our family. He truly is such a genuine, caring, devoted, thoughtful, surprisingly emotionally accessible human being who was so consistently supportive of and reassuring for our daughter. Really beyond extraordinary - actually listens well - just an immensely decent person in this particular area of law. Highest recommendation.
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Posted by Heather | October 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Joseph has helped in not only a contempt case, but a very involved custody case. His knowledge and understanding of the law, coupled with his attentiveness towards details has made this incredibly hard situation much easier and ultimately been able to breath because of the resolution. I highly recommend Joseph Drescher
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Full recommendation
Joe treats you like a person, and is incredibly knowledgeable and efficient. He always did exactly what he said he would, and was very responsive.
Posted by Jon | February 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Advisor with amazing understanding of separation situations
Joe did an amazing job advising me through a very tough situation. With his guidance, I was able to take a terrible situation and turn it around to move in the right positive direction.
Posted by Chris | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best there is.
My experience with Mr. Drescher was an absolute pleasure from day one. He remained focused, attentive, calming, and supportive during all of our meetings. He understood my personal obligation to mitigate the risks involved in my case and was very knowledgeable at selecting the best course of action to reach a swift resolution of my family offence matter. He approached my case confidently and managed opposing council with poise. I highly recommend Mr. Drescher.
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Posted by Justin | August 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended individual that demonstrates what true integrity really is!
Divorce is one of the most difficult and terrifying things a person can go through. I was fortunate enough to find Joseph which answered all my questions and walked me through the process, he really set my mind at ease and made the whole thing seem less intimidating than I feared it would be. Despite the few surprises and setbacks in dealing with the courts and my ex spouses lawyer, he took the reigns and handled it promptly and professionally. I was really impressed with Joseph’s work ethic, knowledge, and understanding of the hardships of going through a divorce. I highly recommend him and can assure you he will do as excellent of a job for you as he did for me.
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Posted by Kady | February 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strategic and Detailed
Joseph Drescher was all ears during our first meeting. He listened to all of my concerns while taking detailed notes and responded to my concerns with honest feedback. He never failed to be upfront in court about my concerns which in turn resulted in my case closing with what I feel is best for my child! He was strategic in navigating my situation based on the respondents typical behavior, therefore, we were able to expose that in court. I highly recommend Joe for custody, divorce cases and child support cases!
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended
Joe was super friendly and took his time talking to me. He was very knowledgeable and helpful!
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
KNOWLEDGEABLE AND ACCESSIBLE
I consulted with Mr. Drescher on a legal matter. He was available, and always responded to e-mails promptly, even on weekends! It is evident Mr. Drescher goes above and beyond for his clients. He was very knowledgeable on the subject and explained matters to me in a way I could understand.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING LAWYER!
I am beyond thankful to have such a smooth and easy process when it came to my divorce and hiring Joe as my lawyer. He is extremely transparent, understanding and caring. He went above and beyond to make this unfortunate divorce proceedings go extremely smooth and he did it with the utmost empathy! I feel grateful I was able to have a great lawyer that not only was attentive to my case, but was kind and caring from start to finish. If you’re looking for a lawyer to help with your divorce or any family law cases, Joe is your guy. I would HIGHLY recommend his services, and you won’t be disappointed. Caring, respectful, non judgemental, professional, kind and thorough .. if you’re looking for a lawyer with all of these qualities, Hire Joseph Drescher.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and understanding
Helped with a very strange and somewhat embarrassing case involving estranged family members. Was always very compassionate and polite. Was always willing to take the time to explain the options and really stood up for us when the opposing counsel tried bullying tactics. Every action he took while working on our case was directly in line with our desired outcome. His conduct in the courtroom was exceptional and eventually led to the outcome we hoped for.
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Posted by James | April 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can not say enough!
Came highly recommended. Told us what we needed to know, not just what we wanted to hear. Has high integrity, extremely professional and courteous. Was readily available at all times throughout the entirety of our case. We would have Joe represent us again if ever needed.
Posted by Michael | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Professional*
After crawling through a very draining and demeaning family court case, utilizing three different lawyers previously and feeling overly defeated- Joseph came to our rescue. He was dedicated and proactive from the first appearance. His skills and ideas were immediately beneficial towards our position in the case. After having been previously poorly represented I was sure I couldn't bounce back and get the fair trial that I deserved. Joseph never gave up, guiding me in the right direction around every twist and turn. While my case was settled on at our day of trial, Joseph made it all happen. I have the opportunity to be an equal co-parent rather than minimal parenting time all thanks to Joseph's dedication.
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Posted by Heather | August 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt, Knowledgeable, and Compassionate
I had a consultation with Mr. Drescher regarding a potential revision to an original Family Court support and custody order. Joe was extremely prompt. He got back to me within hours of contacting him. He took the time to listen to my concerns and was extremely compassionate and understanding. He was very knowledgeable and thoroughly explained the law, how things worked, and what my options were. I was fortunate enough to come to an agreement with my son’s father outside of court for now, so I will not be filing for a revision at this time. I was extremely confident in Mr. Drescher and would certainly hire him in the future, if the need should arise.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Courteous and Professional. Highly Recommended.
I met with Mr. Drescher regarding some legal questions. He was very knowledgable and accommodating to my busy schedule. Although I was going through a hard time, he was very courteous, patient, and understanding.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Mack & Associates, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Mildred Elley
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Colwell Law Group, LLC
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate
  • O'Brien & Associates
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Legal Assistant
  • O'Brien & Associates
  • 2015 - 2017
  • 3:03 Certified Practitioner
  • Middlesex District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • 3:03 Certified Practitioner
  • Worcester District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices Of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Cambridge Probate Court
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Offices Of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Stephen A. Glines, Jr.
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Siena College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011
  • South Colonie Central High School
  • Advanced Regents
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • S.L. v. J.L.
  • Decision in favor of client. Parties continued joint custody and no child support required of my client.
  • H.M. v. K.W.
  • Settled before trial
  • A.A. v. AT.
  • Client (Petitioner) allowed to reside in Albany and child to attend Albany County schools.

Associations

  • Albany Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Assiociation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Family Law "10 Best Attorney" Selection for New York
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Honors
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Albany County Bar Association newsletter
  • Loss of Employment During COVID-19: The Implications of Involuntary Termination on Child Support
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Siena College Pre-Law Mentoring Program
  • Pre-Law Mentoring
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Joseph
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph is a hard working and dedicated attorney. We are lucky to have him working at the firm."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe is an outstanding attorney. He does great work for his clients. It's a pleasure to work with him."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He was professional and knowledgeable. We arrived at a negotiated resolution which was fair to both clients. He communicated and stayed attentive to this matter through out."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a conscientious and detail oriented attorney. His approach is a client-centered one and his clients are well-served by his zealous representation. Joe is professional and courteous while at the same time a zealous advocate."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph truly cares about his clients and is willing to go to any lengths to protect their rights. He is compassionate, intelligent, and a credit to the practice of family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joseph is a highly intelligent and attentive attorney. He always prioritizes the needs of his clients and uses his extensive knowledge in the field to achieve positive results. I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Joseph on a case and have found him to be knowledgeable in all aspects of the law. He represented his client in a professional manner and received a excellent outcome for his client."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for several years. He is ethical, courteous, and thoughtful, with the highest level of professionalism."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. The hallmarks of a good lawyer are integrity, knowledge, and the ability to forcefully advocate for clients. He has these qualifications in abundance. He is a credit to the Bar."
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