Barbara J. King is a partner with Tully Rinckey PLLC and concentrates her practice in the areas of Family and Matrimonial Law.
After graduating Valedictorian of her class at John Jay University, Barbara earned her Juris Doctor 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 long-standing 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 and volunteer work. She is an active member of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, where she previously held the position of Treasurer and was editor of their newsletter. Barbara is involved in various legal organizations, including The Legal Project, 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 matrimonial clinics for indigent people all at no charge. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and a Board member of the Schenectady County Bar Association, of which she is the current Chair of the Pro Bono Committee. In this capacity, she has completed a Modest Means Panel Program that offers reduced legal fee services to low-income litigants with divorce and family law cases in Schenectady County.
Barbara has implemented a formal written Mediation Program for Tully Rinckey PLLC and acts as a Mentor. She is also in the process of formalizing a written Pro Bono Program for the firm.
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 and in 2010, she was presented with the Schenectady County Bar Association's Lawyer of the Year award.
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 seminar presentations for Albany Law School, Schenectady County Bar Association, NBI, the Lorman Group and for the Third Department’s Law Guardian training programs.
Barbara is admitted to practice in New York State.
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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.
Valerie Kerker Divorce and separation Attorney
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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.
Steven Kuhn Family Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Partner||Tully Rinckey, PLLC||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Gordon Siegel||1997 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|CBS6 Albany Ask the Attorney||Court Rejects Mother's Bid to Block Sons from Staying with Killer Stepparent||2011|
|CBS6 Albany Ask the Attorney||Household Income of College Educated Cohabitators Surpasses Married Couples||2011|
|CBS6 Albany Ask the Attorney||Breast Cancer Cited in Case in which Mom Loses Primary Custody of Daughters||2011|
|Capital District Parent Pages||Keep Your Cool Co-Parenting This Summer||2011|
|CBS6 Albany Ask the Attorney||New Spousal Support Guidelines Have Taken Effect in New York||2010|
|City University of New York School of Law at Queens College||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|City University of New York, Queens College||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|CLE||Keys to Discovery in Matrimonial Cases||2015|
|Practical Skills - Family Court Practice||Ethics in Family Court Practice||2012|
|P/S Basic Matrimonial Practice||Discovery||2010|
|Family and Matrimonial Law||Ethics - Family and Matrimonial Law||2009|