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Margaret Baldwin Mcmullen Reston

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rochester, NY

4.2   10 reviews

also known as Meg Reston, Meg McMullen

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
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I have practiced in the area of family law for over 22 years in both the Rochester and the Toronto areas.  My practice consists of litigation as well as collaborative divorce work. 


Kaman, Berlove, Marafioti, Jacobstein & Goldman, LLP
135 Corporate Woods Ste 300
Rochester, NY, 14623-1459
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21 Sly Street
Canandaigua, NY, 14424
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2023
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Meg Reston
It was very comforting knowing that Meg was doing her best for me.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2023
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Determined, personable, knowledge, highly recommend
Meg worked with me on an uphill divorce that to me felt overwhelming. During the years I worked with her she has been professional, knowledgeable, a source of excellent advice, and a steady determined force which I was very grateful for. She never showed signs of hitting a wall and always found ways to move things forward. On the personal side, she was caring, considerate and a source of relief in knowing what was going on and able to share with me where the case may go and what options may unfold. I would highly recommend Meg to anyone seeking representation.
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Posted by Valerie | May 12, 2023
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Professional and personable
Meg Reston was recommend to me, by another family law attorney, to handle our step child adoption. I'm so glad we went with her because there is a lot of paperwork to navigate. She is very knowledgeable and made the process smooth. She is very personable and always got back to us quickly if we had a question. If you're looking for an adoption attorney I would highly recommend her and her team.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2022
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Above and beyond
I am grateful for the representation in family court with Meg over the past 5 years. I have used her twice for the same case. She is professional, organized, reliable, communicative and solid in the court room. As a mama bear, she helped aide in the anxiety and fear fighting for my Childs best interest. Her calm, knowledgeable energy collaborated with me to help in our victories in the court room. You will not go wrong with Meg representing you!
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2020
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Review of Margaret Reston
I hired Meg to represent me in a divorce proceeding. I found her to be very knowledgeable and helpful during the process. She always answered my questions and emails on a timely basis. I felt I was well represented and my concerns heard. I would not hesitate to hire her again or refer her.
Posted by Flo | May 20, 2020
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Smart, tough, and a winner!
Margaret McMullen Reston is an awesome divorce lawyer. She goes above and beyond to help me with my case. She gets high ratings for being a strong communicator with me and the defendant’s lawyer. Her explanations are thorough, and she is very good at helping me understand my case so that I always know what to expect. She responds quickly to my emails, promptly answering any questions I have. Meg makes very knowledgeable decisions to help strengthen my case. She really does care about her clients. Her balance of compassion and determination to reach the desired outcome for her clients make her the ideal attorney.
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Posted by Brittany | May 4, 2020
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Divorce/custody and further separation issues.
Ms. Reston has been and continues to be an amazing and trustworthy lawyer. She was able to answer all questions and ease all nerves while going through a very difficult and stressful divorce. Once completed and handled exactly how I had hoped I ran into another issue due to separation and there was not a question about reaching back out to Meg. She is quick to respond, gives you facts and is beyond amazing at what she does in the courtroom. I have recommended her to a family member as well who has also had such a positive experience. I cannot say enough about the professionalism, kindness and appreciation I have for Meg Reston.
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Posted by Kellie | February 18, 2020
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The very best
Meg was both lawyer and counselor to me. She made sure she presented all the facts and helped me work through my decisions. She was always on my side and worked with integrity.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2021
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Deep seeded issues of her own.
This lady is appointed by the court to represent children, even kids that are manipulative to their parents and have a track record with school and other credible authority. Meg acts like something happened to her in her own childhood and at that moment she decided she would be committed to bringing justice to every child no matter what but the problem is that she doesn’t treat each Situation as unique. She doesn’t care what the parent says and tries to get the child to live with their grandmother so they can get away with whatever they want. She is a cutthroat and calculated individual with deep seeded issues of her own that she plays out in other people’s lives in court !! Barf !
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2019
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Avoid at all costs
I hired Ms. Reston for a divorce/custody matter to support me and my young son. Ms. Reston did not aggressively support me, my child or my case. Furthermore, she rarely answered my questions in any straightforward fashion creating greater confusion, worry and concern. Most emails that contained important questions or a request for clarification were ignored increasing my concerns and anxiety in one of the more difficult situations in life - divorce and child custody. Even my deep concerns for my child were not addressed with any degree of commitment, clarity, empathy or compassion. I payed her fee but she did not work for me or in my or my son's best interest, and did not fight for what is right for my child. Ms. Reston worked in her best interest. In the end, she added an extra layer of concern and stress to an already extremely difficult and stressful experience. All while costing me thousands of dollars in fees.
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  • Queen's University Faculty of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Colgate University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • ACT Parenting Education Board Member
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Ontario County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Rochester Divorce and separation Lawyer Margaret Baldwin Mcmullen Reston
Margaret Baldwin Mcmullen Reston
Divorce and separation Attorney
Rochester, NY
Licensed for 20 years