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Maura A. Barrett - Poughkeepsie, NY

301 Manchester RdSuite 201 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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Updated: 07/27/2021

Poughkeepsie Divorce Lawyer

Overview

"I am proud and honored to practice family law. It is a privilege to help take my clients through one of the most difficult chapters in life."

Since she was admitted to practice in 1995, Maura has focused her practice almost exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law. Active in the legal community, she is a former president of the Dutchess County Bar Association and has been named to the New York State Super Lawyer's List yearly since 2012...

"I am proud and honored to practice family law. It is a privilege to help take my clients through one of the most difficult chapters in life."

Since she was admitted to practice in 1995, Maura has focused her practice almost exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law. Active in the legal community, she is a former president of the Dutchess County Bar Association and has been named to the New York State Super Lawyer's List yearly since 2012. She is an assistant professor at SUNY Dutchess.

Maura is a experienced litigator and is also a trained collaborative divorce lawyer and family law mediator. She uses her experience and knowledge in providing a full range of process options to clients thereby assisting them in choosing an approach which provides the best outcome for them and their family. Maura has been associated with the Firm since 1996, a partner since 2001 and handles all facets of matrimonial and family law.

About Maura A. Barrett

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner, since 2001

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Maintenance/Alimony
  • Property Division
  • Domestic Violence
  • Modification and Enforcement
  • Separation and Property Agreements

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Other Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, 1995 - Present (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association, 2013 - 2017 (Member of House of Delegates)
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Mid Hudson Chapter, 1996 - Present (Former Treasurer)
  • Dutchess Community College, 2002 - Present (Criminal Justice Department Advisory Committee)
  • Dutchess County Bar Association, 1995 - Present (Member)
  • Dutchess County Bar Association, 1998 - 1999 (Membership Chair)
  • Dutchess County Bar Association, 2005 - 2006 (Treasurer)
  • Dutchess County Bar Association, 2006 - 2007 (Secretary/Editor)
  • Dutchess County Bar Association, 2007 - 2008 (Vice President)
  • Dutchess County Bar Association, 2008 - 2009 (President Elect)
  • Dutchess County Bar Association, 2009 - 2010 (President)
  • Collaborative Professionals of the Hudson Valley, 2008 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2008 - Present
  • Irish American Bar Association of New York, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2013 - Present (Fellow)
  • New York State Bar Association , 2013 - 2017 (Member of House of Delegates )

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Instructor, Law - Criminal Justice Program, Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1999 - Present
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Dutchess County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Poughkeepsie Day Nursery (not for profit day care), 2004 - 2015
  • Board Member, Dutchess County Family Court Children's Center, 2003 - 2014
  • Board Member, Dutchess County YWCA, 2000 - 2001
  • Member, Junior League of Poughkeepsie, 1997 - Present
  • Member, Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1998 - Present
  • Member, Dutchess County Bar Association Endowment Fund Committee, 1999 - 2010
  • Master Gardener Volunteer Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2018 - Present
  • Member of the Kerry Association of New York, 2016 - Present

Education

  • University College Cork, Law Department, Cork, Ireland, 1991
    B.C.L.
  • University College Cork, Law Department, Cork, Ireland, 1992
    LL.B.
  • University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, 1993
    Master of Arts

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

301 Manchester RdSuite 201 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Maura A. Barrett

Included on the 2024 Upstate New York list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New York Super Lawyers Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Maura A. Barrett on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • AV Peer Rated (preeminent) Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2013
  • Designated "Super Lawyer" since 2012 and showcased in The New York Times and Hudson Valley Magazine, 2012 - 2013
  • Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce "40 under 40" Award, 2010 - Present

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