BARBARA M. SCHELLENBERG is a principal and chair of the firm's Appellate Practice Group. She is also a member of the firm's Land Use & Zoning, Municipal and Litigation Groups. Resident in the firm's Orange office, Ms. Schellenberg has a wide range of experience handling appeals in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts, as well as experience in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut; the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ms. Schellenberg is a member of the Connecticut and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy, Planning & Zoning and Municipal sections. In 2012, Ms. Schellenberg was a faculty member at the Connecticut Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Institute. In 2013, she began serving as a board member of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society and in 2016, Ms. Schellenberg was appointed Editor-In-Chief of the Society's journal.
Active in the community as well, Ms. Schellenberg serves on the Board of the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County, and is the Co-Chair of the Federation's Community Relations Council. She also served on the Board of Congregation Beth El in Fairfield for ten years, where she was an Executive Board member, Co-Chair of the 2011-2012 Rabbi Search Committee, and Co-Chair of the Social Action Committee for five years. Additionally, she worked for several years on the Strategy Team of Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut, a diverse interfaith community organization comprised of trained leaders from religious institutions in Fairfield and New Haven counties who have joined forces to address a variety of local community concerns. Ms. Schellenberg was a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Family Service of Greater Bridgeport for seven years and a Fresh Air Fund Host from 1993-2001.
Ms. Schellenberg is recognized by Connecticut Super Lawyers (2012-2018) for her appellate work.
Ms. Schellenberg received her B.S. in 1981 from Cornell University and her J.D. in 1986 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was senior editor of the Journal of Comparative Business and Capital Market Law.