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Ostertag O'Leary Barrett & Faulkner
301 Manchester Road,
Suite 201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Maura A. Barrett

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. 

  • LL.B. National University of Ireland, University College Cork - 1992
  • B.C.L. National University of Ireland, University College Cork - 1992
  • Master of Arts University of Limerick - 1993
Awards & Accolades
    • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠, 2012-Present
    • Super Lawyers®, 2012-Present
    • Greater Southern Dutchess Camber of Commerce, "40 Under 40" Award, 2010
  • Associations & Memberships
    • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1995-Present
      • Member of House of Delegates, 2013-2017
    • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Mid Hudson Chapter, Former Treasurer, 1996-Present
    • Dutchess Community College, Criminal Justice Department Advisory Committee, 2002-Present
    • Dutchess County Bar Association, Member, 1995-Present
      • Membership Chair, 1998-1999
      • Treasurer, 2005-2006
      • Secretary/Editor, 2006-2007
      • Vice President, 2007-2008
      • President Elect, 2008-2009
      • President, 2009-2010
    • Collaborative Professionals of the Hudson Valley, 2008-Present
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2008-Present
    • Irish American Bar Association of New York, Member, 2008-Present
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2013-Present