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Bruce J. Wagner

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Bruce J. Wagner practices exclusively in the field of matrimonial and family law and represents clients in the negotiation and litigation of pre-nuptial agreements, separation, and divorce. His areas of concentration include divorce; high net worth property cases; prenuptial agreements; interstate support; and international custody.  

Bruce joined the firm in 1987, has been a shareholder since 1994, and chairs the firm's Matrimonial and Family Law Department. He also has a successful statewide appellate practice before the Appellate Divisions and the New York Court of Appeals. In January 2005, he began a two-year term as President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter. From 2010 to 2012, Bruce served as Chair of the 2,700 member Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.  In October 2016, he was selected by his peers to become a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Formed in 1993, the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (AFCTL) comprises a select group of 100 family law trial lawyers from across the United States.

He is a former Town Justice for the Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, having been elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014, choosing not to run for a 5th term in 2018. He served as a faculty member for the Advanced Judicial Education programs for Town and Village Justices from 2005 to 2011.

Bruce's court admissions include the United States District Court, Southern District of New York (1989) and Northern District of New York (1986); United States District Court, District of Massachusetts (1987); State of New York (1986); and Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1985).
Position Organization Location Duration
Shareholder | AttorneyMcNamee Lochner P.C.Albany, NYPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Albany Law School, Union UniversityJ.D. Law School1985  
Cornell UniversityBachelors1982
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New York1986
Massachusetts1985
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers Diplomate | 2016
    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers New York Chapter | Certified Fellow | 1992 to Date | President | 2005 - 2007
    New York State Bar Association Statewide Co-Chair of Continuing Legal Education for the Family Law Section | 2000 to Date | Chair, Family Law Section | 2010 - 2012
    International Academy of Family Lawyers Certified Fellow | 2003
    Rensselaer County Magistrates' Association President | 2010-2011 and 2014-2015
    NYS Office of Court Administration Advisory Committee on Matrimonial Practice | 1998 - Present
    NYS Office of Court Administration Third Department Judicial Hearing Officer Selection Advisory Committee | 2015 - Present.
    Boy Scout Troop 53 | Castleton Assistant Scoutmaster or Committee Member | 2002 - Present
    Twin Rivers Council | Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Counselor | 2002 - Present
    First United Methodist Church | East Greenbush Choir Director | 2010 - 2017
    Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus | East Greenbush Conductor | 1989-2003 and 2010-2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
    The Best Lawyers in America | All Editions | 1999 - Present
    Named a Super Lawyer in the Upstate New York Editions | Super Lawyers Magazine | 2007 - 2019
    Named one of the Top 10 attorneys in Upstate New York | Super Lawyers | 2018
  • DiPietro v. Vatsky, 177 AD3d 401 (2019) Matter of Susan II v. Laura JJ, 176 AD3d 412 (2019) Arthur v. Galletti, 176 AD3d 412 (2019) Matter of Ryan XX. v. Sarah YY., 175 AD3d 1623 (2019) DiBella v. DiBella, 161 AD3d 1239 (2018) Wallace v. Wallace, 154 AD3d 1078 (2017) Allard v. Allard, 145 AD3d 1254 (2016) Matter of Noel v. LePage, 133 AD3d 1129 (2015) Matter of Vanita UU v. Mahender VV, 130 AD3d 1161 (2015) Matter of Greene v. Robarge, 104 AD3d 1073 (2013) Rinzler v. Rinzler , 97 AD3d 215 (2012) Halse v. Halse, 93 AD3d 1003 (2012) Mairs v. Mairs, 61 AD3d 1204 (2009) Matter of Spencer v. Spencer, 10 NY3d 60 (2008) Howard v. Howard, 45 AD3d 944 (2007) Matter of Welch v. Welch, 39 AD3d 910 (2007) Golub v. Ganz, 22 AD3d 919 (2005)

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(1985) Licensed as Attorney in Massachusetts. Verified with The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.June 29, 2020
(1986) Licensed as Attorney in New York. Verified with New York State Unified Court System.June 29, 2020

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Albany, NY 12211
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