Livia DeFilippis Barndollar

Livia DeFilippis Barndollar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Westport, CT

Pullman & Comley, LLC
 | 253 Post Road West, PO Box 3180
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203-330-2000
Fax: 203-576-8888
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2015, 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Livia DeFilippis Barndollar has more than 35 years of experience representing parties in dissolution of marriage cases and in post judgment and appellate proceedings.  She is a member of the firm in Pullman & Comley's Family Law Practice.

Livia is a past president of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and a past chair of its Family Law Section. She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the CBA Family Law Section since 1996 and has served as the Section’s treasurer, secretary, continuing legal education officer, vice chair and chair. Livia also served on the CBA's House of Delegates and Board of Governors, as the chair of the CBA Pro Bono Committee and the Legislation Review Committee as well as of the Connecticut Council of Bar Presidents.  Currently, she serves on the CBA's Committee on Professional Ethics, on the Fair and Impartial State Judiciary Committee, and in the CBA House as the representative of the Family Law Section.  Livia is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, serves on its board, and has served as the chair of its board of directors, Nominating Committee and Fellows Nomination Committee. She also serves as a board member of Connecticut Legal Services.

In addition to her involvement in the Connecticut bar, Livia is involved in national bar association activities and is presently in her fourth term as a State delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.  She is a member of the American Counsel Association, its past president, and serves on its board of directors.  She has been a member of the American Bar Association's Family Law Section Council and has served as its parliamentarian.

Livia wrote the chapter on alimony for the Connecticut Divorce Handbook, and takes an active role in several family law publications. She has served as the senior topical editor for family law of the Connecticut Bar Journal since 2000.  She has been an editor of the Bar Journal since 1985, and was editor in chief of the journal from 1994-1997. She also serves as an editor at large of The Family Advocate, published by the American Bar Association's Section of Family Law.  

Livia is frequently asked to present at meetings and symposia across the country, and has delivered speeches for new admittees' induction ceremonies.  She has also conducted several addresses at the request of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

About Livia Barndollar

Admitted: 1981, Connecticut

Professional Webpage:


  • I received this award as a co recipient with the Connecticut Bar Association for our work, which I spearheaded, in correcting the inappropriate taking of 2.0 million from the Client Security Fund and transfer of those monies into the the State's General Fund.  We not only reversed the actual transfer, we then successfully promoted the passage of curative legislation to ensure that the Client Security Fund will not be breached again.  , Isaac Hecht Law Client Protection Award, National Client Protection Organization, 2009
  • Selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2015
  • This specialty bar awarded me its achievement award for 2008 awarded to an Italian American attorney who has distinguished himself or herself in the profession, Connecticut Italian American Bar Association, 2008
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section Service Award, 2017, 2012, 2017
  • Awarded annual appreciation award by Connecticut Legal Services, Connecticut Legal Services, 2009
  • Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list in family law, 2017
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Office Location for Livia DeFilippis Barndollar

253 Post Road West
PO Box 3180
Westport, CT 06880

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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