Overview

Barbara is a seasoned litigator whose diverse practice focuses on three main areas: appeals, land use and zoning, and municipal work. Barbara’s clients include individuals, small businesses, corporations, towns, cities, developers and attorneys. With decades of experience in the legal industry, Barbara has briefed and/or argued well over 100 appeals, representing both those appealing decisions and those defending appeals filed against them. Barbara also appears regularly before local zoning and land use boards, and judges in the trial courts. She has obtained successful results for her clients in a wide variety of matters, including contract disputes, divorce and post-marital dissolution, securities, foreclosure, attorney grievance, personal injury, tax and estates, affordable housing, and zoning and wetlands appeals.

Barbara has been recognized since 2012 by Connecticut Super Lawyers for her appellate work.

Credentials

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1986
     • Journal of Comparative Business and Capital Market Law, Senior Editor

Cornell University, B.S., 1981

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Honors & Awards

Connecticut Super Lawyers®, Appellate, 2012-2019

Connecticut Law Tribune, Women in the Law, 2008

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Speaking Engagements

Publications

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

Support Staff

Lisa Poland
203.974.6453
lpoland@cohenandwolf.com

Community Involvement

Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County, 2018-present
    •  Board Member
    •  Co-Chair, Community Relations Commission

Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society
     •  Board Member, 2013-present
     •  Editor-in-Chief of Society’s Journal, 2016-present

Congregation Beth El, Fairfield
    •  former Board Member
    •  Co-Chair, Rabbi Search Committee, 2011-2012
    •  Chair, Spiritual Life Committee
    •  Co-Chair, Social Action Committee

Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut, former Strategy Team member

Jewish Family Service of Greater Bridgeport, former Director

Fresh Air Fund, former Host

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