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Barbara J. King

Divorce and separation Attorney at Albany, NY

4.4   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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For well over two decades, Barbara has been representing parents, spouses and other parties from Long Island to the Capital Region, as well as clients nationally and internationally, in a wide range of family and matrimonial matters. She is a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC and heads one of the firm’s largest legal departments in Albany. She is experienced in representing New Yorkers in proceedings relating to divorce, separation, equitable distribution, annulment, child support, child custody, spousal maintenance and adoption.

After graduating Valedictorian of her class at John Jay University, Barbara earned her juris doctorate from the City University of New York at Queens College. She practiced on Long Island for several years before relocating to the Capital Region. Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Barbara held a principal role at a longstanding Capital Region law firm, where she focused her practice on family and matrimonial law.

Barbara has a well-established connection and commitment to the Capital Region through various professional and not-for-profit organizations, as well as volunteer work. She is a member of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, where she previously held the position of treasurer and was editor of its newsletter. Barbara is involved in various legal organizations, including The Legal Project and the Legal Aid Society for Northeastern New York, where she informs litigants of their rights in family court and offers pro-bono representation.

Barbara also works with domestic violence initiatives, assists Legal Project clinics and offers her services in pro se matrimonial clinics for indigent people all at no charge. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and a past Board member of the Schenectady County Bar Association, of which she is the current Chair of the Pro Bono Committee. In this capacity, she instituted a Modest Means panel program that offers reduced legal fee services to low-income litigants with divorce and family law cases in Schenectady County. She is a past and current delegate to the New York State Bar Association.

For her commitment to the community, Barbara has received numerous awards, including the Suffolk County Pro Bono Award in 1994, the Capital District Women’s Bar Association Volunteer Attorney Award in 2001, the New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Award in 2004, the American Bar Association Difference Maker Award from the Solo/Small Practice Section in 2009, the Schenectady County Bar Association’s Lawyer of the Year award in 2010, the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission’s Justice Award in 2011 and was honored with the New York Law Journal Lawyers Who Lead by Example award in 2012, the 2014 Kimberly A. Troisi-Paton Leadership Award and, most recently, The Legal Project’s 2015 Stanley A. Rosen Award for Service to Victims of Domestic Violence.

Barbara is a former trustee of Davis College in Johnson City, N.Y.; a former board member of the City Mission of Schenectady; and the Alpha Pregnancy Center in Albany.

Barbara is also a past instructor of Paralegal Studies for both New York Institute of Technology and Bryant & Stratton. She has conducted continuing legal education seminars for Albany Law School, Schenectady County Bar Association, NBI and the Lorman Group. She has presented – and is a continuing presenter – for the New York State Bar Association and Third Department’s Law Guardian training programs.


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Tully Rinckey PLLC
441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY, 12205


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  13 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Reassuring, Professional
When I met Barb I had no idea where to go or which direction to start in. The best word to describe Barb is REASSURING! My ex tried to bully me around and Barb reassured me it was going to be ok. I am so grateful for her knowledge of the law and understanding of my needs when I couldn't think straight. Barb kept me focus and helped me through it all. I am so thankful for everything she has done for me! Thank you again Barb!!!
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Posted by Tommy | October 16, 2018
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Great Attorney !!!!
I have relied on Ms. King during two separate cases and have always had the desired results in the end. If you want to increase the odds of the success of your case, hire Ms. King. A defender of the law and what is right and just. Looks out for the often overlooked rights of Fathers while dealing with custody issues. I owe Ms. King a so much. I would hire her again if needed. Thank you ! Strategic. Thorough. Reliable. Personable.
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Posted by Audrey | October 24, 2017
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Barbara J. King is an extraordinary and talented attorney. She handled my divorce a year ago, and I was very pleased with the settlement. During my initial consultation, I remember Barbara asking me what are the 3 things that I want the most out of the divorce. She developed a plan and then worked towards achieving those goals. Barbara has exceeded all of my exceptions. I enjoyed working with her because she understood my needs during a very difficult time. She is very professional and has over 28 years of experience. Barbara’s AVVO rating is 10 which is superb, and I would highly recommend her to everyone. This attorney is phenomenal.
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Posted by Guy | October 22, 2017
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Most Impressive Family Law Attorney in the Area
I was in the midst of an incredibly contentious divorce when I learned of Barbra King. Prior to retaining Barbara, my case had been handled haphazardly. I believed that I was being treated unfairly, and it looked as if I was about to lose everything that I’d worked for throughout my life. I’d heard stories of vicious divorces wherein proceedings were dragged out for a decade, and I was certain that was direction mine was going in. I decided to seek new counsel, and Barbra was highly recommended. She took control immediately. She made more progress in a few weeks than my previous representation was able to make in more than a year. She was direct, strategic, and brilliant. For the first time in years I found myself feeling optimistic. A light at the end of a very long dark tunnel. Her courtroom presence was extraordinary, and the respect from other court officers was more then impressive. She was able to highlight, and subsequently eliminate, the games of the opposition that had plagued the case and had previously slowed the process to a crawl. She exposed, with surgical precision, the multitude of ways the opposition had engaged in grossly manipulative and deceptive practices for financial gain. She did so in a way that was irrefutable. I was stunned to see the opposition managed with such ease, and shut down in ways that I had never conceived of. Since the conclusion of my proceedings, I have recommended Barbra to several people. Each and every person I have referred has retained her, and has been absolutely thrilled with the results she produces. I will be forever grateful for her assistance, and awed by her talent.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2017
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A true professional
Barbara and her experienced team, guided and helped me through my recent separation. Each and every questions was promptly answered and my worries and confusion were put to ease. I highly recommend her services!
Posted by Joshua | October 19, 2017
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Barbara King represented me in a child support/custody matter. She was nothing short of amazing. She is a professional and a subject matter expert in her field. I would HIGHLY recommend her.
Posted by Jason | October 19, 2017
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custody trial
i felt barb really went above and beyond expectations in my trial. she worked with me on a daily basis, responding to emails and phone calls when needed. she represented me with high professionalism in and out of the court room. in the end, i got exactly what i wanted thanks to her.
Posted by Dan | October 18, 2017
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Was so pleased I used her on BOTH divirced
I know, what a horrible, “black humor“ subject line. But it’s true, nothing says satisfaction like a repeat customer. Barb King knows the law and has the unusual combination of high IQ and high EQ: she knows how to navigate the procedure and how to read people, critical skills that when combined add great value. Barbara King has my highest recommendation as a professional and as a friend. It is my most sincere wish, however, that I never need her services again!
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Posted by Joanna | October 13, 2015
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Review for barbara king
I unfortunately, found myself in the middle of you messy divorce after 34 years of marriage . And my husband fought me at every turn . Barbara was very understanding ,confident and reassuring for me , making sure things got done as they should be ,and on time.even with him using every stall tactic possible.i now live out of state so barbara saw to it that I didn't have to go to court to face him . She has a very professional,attitude I would highly recommend her to any one .I'm a very pleased happy single woman.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
So grateful she is on my side!
Ms. King took my case at a time when I was very vulnerable and indecisive. I had many other personal hurdles to overcome which left me not easy to work with. For many years I had contemplated divorce, but fear of the unknown held me back, after my initial consultation with her, that all changed. Not only was she professional, knowledgeable, but so compassionate and invested for my long term outcome, I never felt like I was just another case. I had no doubt she put 100% into my case. My only regret is that I had not found her sooner. Divorce can be a shattering experience but with Ms. King you will see it as a new beginning. Get her before the other side does!
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Posted by Alla Bondar | July 25, 2011
Best Lawyer in Albany Area
When I made up my mind and was ready to divorce and go on with my life, I had no idea where to start. It was my luck to find Barbara. She was not recommended or highly spoken by someone to me, and I want to do that for others. If anyone needs a divorce/ child support lawyer, Barbara will be your best choice and your lawyer for life. Her professional approach to all parties, knowledge of family law, and stern position to protect her clients ( including myself) was very impressive. My case finally got settled because of Mrs. King. I am very grateful for her time, wisdom, patience and advices. We all know that legal advise don’t come cheap, but we always knew that you get what you pay for. My choice to have Barbara King as my lawyer was worth every penny. Thank you Barbara!!! You my lawyer for life.
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Posted by Michael | August 14, 2023
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Worst law firm ever
I hired Tully Rinckey to prepare a QDRO. In over two years and all the money I paid them, the only thing they accomplished was emailing me an incomplete set of investment statements from my ex wife, some of which were missing pages. Very unprofessional and unproductive. All their self promoting advertisements are lies. I am reporting her and other lawyers there to the NYS Bar Association.
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Response from Barbara King October 17, 2023
this comment relates to work done by a different attorney.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
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I hired her when my ex-husband brought an action to reduce child support and get out of paying college tuition. She did not return emails or phone calls from me about my case and when I would meet her at court for a hearing in the case she would act exasperated and roll her eyes. She was judgmental and I often left meetings with her and cried in my car. My ex-husband was granted the reduction by the magistrate despite the fact that he did not meet the criteria for one. I hired a different attorney to appeal and won, but this cost me thousands of dollars.
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Response from Barbara King November 13, 2018
I have no idea who wrote this review and am perplexed as it in no way reflects how I handle cases or clients. I regret that this individual had a bad experience, if indeed, I worked on their case in any capacity.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gordon Siegel
  • 1997 - 2008


  • CUNY Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • City University of New York, Queens College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Schenectady County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Stanley A. Rosen Memorial Award
  • The Legal Project
  • 2015
  • Kimberly A. Troisi-Paton Leadership Award
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • 2014
  • 2011 Justice Award
  • Schenectady County Human Rights Commission
  • 2011
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Schenectady Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • DIfference Maker Award
  • American Bar Association Solo/Small Practice Section
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Award
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Volunteer Attorney Award
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Suffolk County Pro Bono Award
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Keys to Discovery in Matrimonial Cases
  • 2015
  • P/S Basic Matrimonial Practice
  • Discovery
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (24)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Barbara King is a zealous advocate for her clients. She utilizes unique approaches to obtain a favorable outcome for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an amazing lawyer with an incredible wealth of information."
Alimony Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to client success."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Barb is an exceptional attorney, who is well-regarded in her field and in the profession. It is a pleasure to work with her."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"When it comes to divorce and family law, Barb is one of the best attorneys around and an even better mentor for every attorney, regardless of practice area. A tremendous asset to the firm. When I know someone in need of divorce or family law advice, Barb is the first person I recommend. I wholeheartedly endorse Barb King."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Barb is an experienced and hard working family and matrimonial attorney. Barb's innovative and proactive approach to every matter makes her a valuable advocate for each of her clients. She is a valuable resource and mentor for the other members of her firm. Without hesitation, I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Barbara is one of the premiere matrimonial attorneys in NY State. She has also been widely recognized for her pro bono work and initiatives. Literally one of the most respected attorneys I have dealt with."
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Barb King is a hard-working, sincere, and dedicated attorney. Barb not only is head of the Family and Matrimonial team at Tully Rinckey, but she has freely given her time to become a mentor to me. My practice has benefited a great deal from Barb's willingness to share her vast experience and expertise."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barbara King is part of a very special class of family law practitioners who brings all the best qualities to her work: she is knowledgeable, professional, dignified and compassionate. She can advocate diligently for her clients while retaining a composed and sincere attitude. She is truly a family lawyer I can highly recommend."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barbara King is an excellent matrimonial attorney. When she practiced on Long Island and we had cases together she was an excellent advocate for her client but was also willing to settle and resolve her case. My highest recommendation."
Child support Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney King is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. She is one of the finest Family Law attorneys in her state. I highly recommend her legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the privilege and pleasure of working closely with Barb for years, and believe that we have become a great team, which she makes easy. There is no better advocate for her clients in family law and matrimonial matters than Barb King. She will not disappoint."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Barb is as strong an attorney as you’ll find anywhere. It doesn’t take long to see how she affects the lives of her clients. The list of satisfied clients is long and continues to grow when dealing with Barb and family and matrimonial law. I strongly recommend Barb King!"
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Barb King is about as solid as they get in this area, not just as a family and matrimonial attorney but as an attorney in general. She has earned the accolades from her fellow attorneys and has their mutual respect across the board. She has also earned that right as an aggressive lawyer in helping her clients get through some very tough personal issues in their cases. Barb King is one of the true professionals."
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Barbara is clearly setting the standard for excellence in Family and Matrimonial Law in the Capital Region. That bar has been set high and she leads in the way not just in her area of practice but for all attorneys! I wholeheartedly endorse Barbara King!"
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Albany Divorce and separation Lawyer Barbara J. King
Barbara J. King
Divorce and separation Attorney
Albany, NY
Licensed for 36 years