Principal Attorney

Paula M. Barbaruolo, ESQ.

Paula M. Barbaruolo, Esq. is the Principal Attorney of the firm, and boasts over 30 years of experience in the Bankruptcy and debt reorganization fields. Ms. Barbaruolo received her Bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and her J.D. degree from Albany Law School. Since 2014, Ms. Barbaruolo has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School, teaching Consumer Bankruptcy.

"2022 Remarkable Women: Paula Barbaruolo"

Ms. Barbaruolo Honored by News 10

“It’s OK, pick up the phone, and ask for help when you need it, whether it’s debt… mortgage… your mental health… your job, ask for help.”

Awards & Achievements

  • Former President, Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association (CRBBA)
  • First Chair of Pro Bono Committee, CRBBA
  • ​2019 SuperLawyer Designation by
  • 2016 Nicholas S. Priore Advocacy & Professionalism Award Recipient, CRBBA
  • 2015 Barry A. Gold Law Firm Leadership Award, CDWBA Legal Project
  • 2002 Law Firm Leadership Award, Orlando & Barbaruolo, PLLC, CDWBA Legal Project
  • 2000 Distinguished Member Award, CRBBA
  • ​2000 Field of Dreams Award, CDWBA Legal Project


  • ​Adjunct Professor, Consumer Bankruptcy, Albany Law School
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Schenectady County Bar Association
  • ​Albany County Bar Association

Ms. Barbaruolo is a regular lecturer in the areas of consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure prevention, and mortgage modification for numerous local bar associations, community groups, and legal service organizations. She also serves on the Northern District of New York Bankruptcy Court Local Rules Committee.

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