Skip to main content

Kaitlin Duffy Foley

Family Attorney at Albany, NY

5.0   2 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Kaitlin

Learn Kaitlin’s areas of practice.

Kaitlin Foley is a Managing Attorney at The Colwell Law Group, having joined the firm in August of 2016. Throughout her tenure with the firm Kaitlin has worked with hundreds of clients on matters including, but not limited to, complex divorce litigation, highly contested custody disputes, spousal maintenance and child support matters, and adoptions. She credits her background in psychology with her success knowing what type of approach is needed based on a client’s specific set of circumstances, and in helping navigate clients through these high stress times.

“Every client has a different hierarchy of needs, a specific set of goals and articulated areas of concern,” says Ms. Foley. “I find that getting to the bottom of what matters most to my clients to ensure they feel heard and represented, while contemporaneously advising on existing law, results in the best outcome.”

Kaitlin graduated cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University, located in Albany, New York. During her time at Albany Law School, Ms. Foley served as the Executive Editor of Research and Writing for Albany Law Review, was the Family Law Associate on the Moot Court Board and acted as a Teaching Assistant in Criminal Law. Ms. Foley is currently admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Ms. Foley has been awarded the designation as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in Upstate New York each year since 2019. No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Ms. Foley began building her legal career first in the New York State Office of the Attorney General, in the Health Care Bureau. While there she assisted claimants at every juncture of their complaint, seeking ultimately to obtain relief as it pertained to health care costs and insurance distributions. Following that, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Randolph F. Treece of the Northern District of New York through Albany Law School’s externship program. During that time, she drafted decisions of law, conducted legal research, and assisted in the decision revision process. Ms. Foley’s most notable legal position, prior to her arrival at The Colwell Law Group, however, was with a matrimonial and family law firm, as that was where she discovered her interest in the Matrimonial and Family Law. During the course of that position her responsibilities ran the gamut, ranging from legal research, document review and drafting to attending court appearances and conferences with her supervising attorney.

Prior to attending Albany Law School, Ms. Foley received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from The University at Albany, SUNY in 2012.

Photos and videos

Location

The Colwell Law Group, LLC
200 Great Oaks Blvd
Suite 224
Albany, NY, 12203

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Brenda | April 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Empathetic and Knowledgeable
Kaitlin helped me through the most difficult time in my life. A divorce is not easy, especially when you have been with your spouse for decades. Kaitlin walked me through every step of the way and explained things in a way that made sense and made me feel heard and protected. I cannot thank her enough.
Posted by Stephanie | June 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family/Child Support
I can not say enough great things about Kaitlin. She made me feel comfortable from day one. Any time I reached out to her she would call or message me back promptly and she always gave me the best advice. I would highly recommend her as she looks out for her clients best interest. I feel as though she never steered me in the wrong direction. Before I hired her, I did have another lawyer whom I feel didn't do enough and I walked away feeling lost but she has restored my faith. Not only Kaitlin but the whole staff/law firm is amazing and has been nothing but accommodating.
Read less

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-430 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Colwell Law Group
  • 2021 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Empire Education
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Colwell Law Group, LLC
  • 2016 - Present

Education

  • Albany Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
View all awards

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Kaitlin
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kaitlin is a talented family law attorney. She is effective at advocating for her clients through both written and oral arguments. As a leader she leads by example and provides excellent advice to both her staff and clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kaitlin has a deep and broad knowledge of both matrimonial and family law and serves as both an excellent advocate to her clients and an omnipresent mentor for the associates she manages."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kaitlin is an experienced litigator in family and matrimonial law, with the knowledge and attention to detail necessary to ensure her client's wants and needs are satisfied. I highly recommend Kaitlin to anyone navigating these matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Foley has the experience and knowledge necessary to be a very effective advocate for her clients. She is a true professional. Highly endorsed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Kaity is an asset to the firm and her clients. She is a detail oriented and compassionate advocate. Kaity is a dedicated litigator who invests extraordinary effort into achieving a client's goals. She works tirelessly to ensure her work product is of the highest caliber. Kaity's client's are well-served and benefit tremendously from her services."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Kaitlin is a dedicated and tireless advocate for her clients."
View more endorsements
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Albany Family Lawyer Kaitlin Duffy Foley
Kaitlin Duffy Foley
Family Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 7 years
Virtual consultation available