Barbara M. Schellenberg

Top rated Appellate attorney in Orange, Connecticut

Marino, Zabel & Schellenberg, PLLC
Barbara M. Schellenberg
Marino, Zabel & Schellenberg, PLLC

Practice Areas: Appellate, Land Use & Zoning, General Litigation; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1986

Education: University of Pennsylvania Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

Marino, Zabel & Schellenberg, PLLC

657 Orange Center Rd
Orange, CT 06477 Visit website


Barbara M. Schellenberg is a member of the law firm of Marino, Zabel & Schellenberg, PLLC, in Orange, Connecticut. Ms. Schellenberg focuses her practice on litigation and appellate work, serving clients including individuals, attorneys, businesses, cities, corporations and developers throughout Connecticut. 

Ms. Schellenberg has over 30 years of experience. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in hundreds of appeals in areas of law including land use, municipal law and zoning law. She appears before the Connecticut Appellate Court and the Connecticut Supreme Court, as well as before land use and zoning boards.

Recognized and respected within the legal profession, Ms. Schellenberg is listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for the area of appellate practice. In 2008 the Connecticut Law Tribune included her on its “Women in the Law” list. 

Ms. Schellenberg has taught at the Connecticut Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Institute and authored an article appearing in the Connecticut Law Tribune. She is a member of the Milford Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Section and Planning & Zoning Section. 

Serving her local community, Ms. Schellenberg sits on the board of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society. She has previously served on boards for Congregation Beth El and the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.

Ms. Schellenberg earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. She is qualified to appear before all Connecticut state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and the 2nd and 3rd circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Practice areas

Appellate, Land Use/Zoning, General Litigation

Focus areas

Appeals, Litigation

  • 60% Appellate
  • 30% Land Use/Zoning
  • 10% General Litigation

First Admitted: 1986, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Editor-in-Chief of Society’s Journal, 2016 - present, Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Journal of Comparative Business and Capital Market Law, Senior Editor
  • Appellate Attorneys Should Note Rules Changes, Connecticut Law Tribune, 12.06.2010
  • LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Connecticut Administrative Law and Practice, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of LexisNexis®, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Congregation Beth El, Fairfield, Past Board Member, Past Co-Chair, Rabbi Search Committee, Past Co-Chair, Social Action Committee
  • Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County, Past Board Member, Past Co-Chair, Community Relations Commission
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society, Board Member, 2013 - present
  • Appellate Advocacy Institute Faculty, May 2012, May 2019
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, Women in the Law, 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2021
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers®, Appellate, 2012-2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • Milford Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy Section, Land Use and Zoning Section
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut
Educational Background:
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1981

Office location for Barbara M. Schellenberg

657 Orange Center Rd
Orange, CT 06477

Phone: 203-616-4838


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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Top 25: Women Connecticut Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

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