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 Bridgeport office, Ms. Schellenberg has a wide range of experience handling appeals in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut; the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ms. Schellenberg is a member of the American, Connecticut, Greater Bridgeport and Milford Bar Associations. She is also an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy and Planning & Zoning Sections. In 2012, Ms. Schellenberg was a faculty member at the Connecticut Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Institute.
Active in the community as well, Ms. Schellenberg currently serves on the Executive and Strategy Teams 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. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Family Service of Greater Bridgeport for seven years and is currently on the Board of Directors of Congregation Beth El in Fairfield, where she served as Co-Chair of the 2011-2012 Rabbi Search Committee. She also served as Co-Chair of Beth El’s Social Action Committee for six years. Additionally, Ms. Schellenberg was a Fresh Air Fund Host from 1993-2001.
In 2012, she was designated as a Super Lawyer by Connecticut Super Lawyer and is recognized as a "Second Circuit Litigation Star" in Connecticut by Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys.
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.