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Kevin M. Mackay

Divorce and separation Attorney at Poughkeepsie, NY

4.6   18 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 31 years
    Connecticut - CT 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

About Kevin

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      I started the practice of law as an Assistant District Attorney in Dutchess County at age 24.   It is there where I quickly gained experience as a trial attorney having completed over 30 Jury trials during my approximatly five years with the office.  Since then I have done hundreds of both Jury and bench trials ranging from Murder cases to Divorce litigation.  I bring this extensive trial experience to the table to benefit my clients in the negotiations knowing that if needed and called upon we can bring the appropriate position before the Court at trial.

     Having grown up in the Mid-Hudson Valley and  practiced  here my entire career I am invested in my community.  I attented high school at Roy C. Ketcham obtained my BA at Marist College and my Juris Doctorate at Albany Law.  I am a father of 4 wonderful children and the Law firm actively donates and sponsor to various youth baseball, soccer and basketball teams. Our firm believes it is important to give back to the community that has givien us their trust and who we have been particpants in our entire lives.

     I meet new people going through difficult times every week and love coming to work every day knowing that there will be new problems that I can use my skills to help solve and help others move past troubled times.

 

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Location

Law Office of Kevin MacKay, PLLC
12 Walker Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Nicole | March 16, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Kevin !
Kevin is an amazing attorney. The first time he appeared in court on our behalf he got our whole case dismissed. Thank god for him.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
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Personable and Professional
After being dissatisfied by the final plea deal procured by a public defender in a DWI case, which was essentially a cop out to the initial misdemeanor charge, I decided it was worth trying to start over with a private attorney. During my free consultation with Serino, MacKay, & Berube, I offered to leave my paperwork with the firm to look over while I made my decision. Kevin declined the papers, citing privacy considerations. None of the other five plus local attorneys I interviewed did this, and I interpreted it as a sign of discretion and professionalism, so I hired them. The first victory in the case came when Rich was able to arrange for my license to be temporarily reinstated during a DMV hearing. The final resolution to the criminal side of the case came within six months of my hiring them, and took the form of a gulity plea to a lesser violation (DWAI), as opposed to a misdemeanor, which is what I was hoping for from the outset. Hire this firm if you want likeable, well-connected attorneys who are recptive to client input advocating on your behalf.
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Posted by Tracey | November 29, 2017
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Amazing Divorce Attorney would recommend Kevin to anyone that needed a Divorce Attorney
I am not really sure where to begin I can not say enough how amazing Kevin and Tammy have been they picked my case up and took off running not once have I had to question weather they are protecting my best interest. They have been so responsive caring and helpfully I wound recommend Kevin to anyone dealing with a difficult divorce. They truly have been amazing and I could not be more satisfied with the service they have provided.
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Posted by Kelly | November 8, 2017
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Easiest Divorce Yet!
I would like to say thank you for making this difficult experience for my family and I a lot less stressful . I deeply and truly appreciate all the help you have given me. Without a doubt the best lawyer in the Dutchess County area. Kevin always would tell me the truth and not just tell me what I wanted to hear. His whole supporting staff are wonderful people and they truly make you feel like you are part of the family. If I could give more than a 5 star rating I would!
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Posted by Donna | December 17, 2015
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Excellent services provided
Kevin is an awesome and caring person. He took the time to listen to my needs and helped me through a very difficult situation. He gave of his time and provided better service than I ever expected. His paralegal Tammy is Awesome as well. Incredible staff, service and kindness is what this firm is all about.
Posted by Jennifer | November 12, 2015
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Wonderful experience
Kevin Mackay and his Assistant Tammy have been fantastic to work with. I have been so pleased with their attention and professionalism during this difficult process . Words can't express my gratitude to Kevin. He has been very straight forward and knowledgeable. The comfort it brought me to know I was in very capable hands is priceless. My advice to anyone needing a divorce lawyer would be to call on him. You won't find better council anywhere. His fees are as reasonable as he is! Well worth every dime. What a blessing he has been. I'll be forever grateful.
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Posted by Myra | November 6, 2015
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Top quality representation
Kevin Mackay is the consummate professional, with every angle of every legal issue covered and completely prepared for. His assistance with my divorce and subsequent family court appearances was priceless--I don't know how I would've gotten through it all without his expertise. I highly recommend Mr. Mackay's legal services.
Posted by Brandie | November 5, 2015
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Top Notch Lawyer
Kevin was extremely attentive to my case and always paid attention to detail. All calls were returned immediately and the entire office staff was always helpful and courteous. My case was family court related and he is extremely knowledgeable in this area. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great lawyer.
Posted by Lisa | November 4, 2015
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Supportive/Gets the job done
Kevin helped me with my divorce. Most recently he represented me in family court when my ex was refusing to follow portions of our divorce agreement. It went better than expected. I'm happy with the outcome and my ex has changed his tune. Definitely felt better having him with me then going it alone.
Posted by Jeremy Prince | October 31, 2015
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The best lawyer
I wouldn't even know where to start, cause lawyer your here, the best! He's the most real and down to earth lawyer I have ever had, and for that reason I wouldn't use any other lawyer even his firm is the best. There's always someone to talk and that means a lot to me coming from a lawyers office. I would recommend this Office and attorney to any/all of my friends and family. In fact his office in currently retained.
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Posted by Liz | October 30, 2015
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Trustworthy
My divorce was unexpected and life changing. Kevin was able to help me and my children with the next chapter of our lives which he handled with kindness and great concern. I will forever be thankful and consider myself lucky that I found a divorce lawyer as trustworthy as Kevin Mackay.
Posted by Joshua | October 30, 2015
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Best Attorney / Law Firm
You can't do better than Kevin Mackay! Very professional, attentive and Kevin actually works and invests in you. He doesn't hand you off to less experienced associates, like other firms. When you hire Kevin, you get Kevin and absolutely more than what you pay for. I am a single father who obtained full custody of his sons with the invaluable help of Kevin. He is extremely knowledgable about law and the system... And above all that, he cares! Clients of mine, that have listened to my recommendation, have been nothing but ecstatic about him and/or the firm as a whole. Hands down, Serino Mackay & Burbey are the very best!!
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Posted by John | October 30, 2015
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Divorce
Kevin really knows all the laws ! My x wife's lawyer was a very difficult person to deal with and Kevin had dealt with him in the past and new just how to handle him ! I think we got the best result for the cards we were dealt !
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2015
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Down to earth
Extremely knowledgeable and understanding but also a local guy who is very down to earth and relatable. Kevin really took the time to understand the unique scenario of my divorce, which was really complicated. Needless to say he is awesome and really helped my family.
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2015
Difficult time
Kevin walked me through a hard time in my life. He is very busy but there for you when you need him. Do not want to go through that experience again but if I do I know he can help me.
Posted by Norine | February 25, 2015
The best lawyer out there for divorce!
An incredible attorney who I am forever grateful to. He helped me navigate through a difficult divorce and understood the nature of the beast. If you are looking for someone who is experienced and quick on his feet, but sees the "big picture" Kevin Mackay is amazing. Straight-forward, kind, one who can handle complex relationships. He will back you and your children up for all your concerns: nothing too small to mention to a lawyer like this. As busy as he was, he handled my case so well with such skill and always kept me informed. Also, as a criminal lawyer, he knew how to handle deception and more! Look no further.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2022
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Look elsewhere
Do I expect to hire a lawyer to win a case no matter what? NO. Do I expect a lawyer to hold my hand and tell me everything is going to be fine and the world is made up of marshmallows? NO. What I expect is a attorney who takes your money to 1. Communicate with his client 2. Demand/find facts pertaining to his clients case 3. Fight for his client 4. Be somewhat honest (can’t expect complete honesty from anyone) 5. Have some level of professionalism. Respect is earned not given. Kevin puts on a decent show, gives you some false hope. Literally as soon as he demanded the payment for retainer he left the room and didn’t come back. Reschedules first court date and doesn’t notify me, doesn’t have his office notify me. Deliberately gave me the wrong time for court appearance. If he did honestly mix up the time then his incompetence is even more concerning. I fired my first attorney because he committed malpractice and Kevin is honestly worse. I found 2 very high end attorneys who I wanted to replace Kevin with and they won’t touch my case because “the attorneys” made a complete mess of my case. Seriously look elsewhere or represent yourself. Save yourself the money, stress and time you will waste on Kevin and his incompetencey.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2022
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All above
Kevin is not a good lawyer he doesn’t put time in your matter he takes your money and. Runs took a 5k retainer from me blocked me and wouldn’t return my calls Or wront return my file this guy is someone not to do bussiness with I think the attorney general needs to be contacted to see how many others this has happend to or to see if he Licence to practice or one that takes money and runs !! I have texts to prove it message me for more
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Kevin MacKay, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Serino, MacKay and Berube, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sernino and MacKay, PC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Sayegh, Cervone and MaKay, PC
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Vigliotti and O'neil
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Dutchess County District Attorney
  • 1993 - 1998
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • 1991
  • Marist College
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Associations

  • Dutchess County Bar Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very diligent in obtaining the desired end result."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Poughkeepsie Divorce and separation Lawyer Kevin M. Mackay
Kevin M. Mackay
Divorce and separation Attorney
Poughkeepsie, NY
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation