Barbara Schellenberg is a seasoned litigator and appellate lawyer, regularly appearing before the Connecticut Supreme Court and Connecticut Appellate Court, where she has briefed and/or argued well over 100 appeals. Barbara’s diverse practice focuses in the area of appellate law, land use and zoning, and municipal law. Her clients include individuals, small businesses, corporations, towns, cities, developers, and attorneys. She has represented both clients that appeal decisions and those defending appeals filed against them.

In addition to her practice before Connecticut and federal appellate courts, Barbara 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, zoning and wetlands appeals. Barbara has been recognized since 2012 by Connecticut Super Lawyers for her appellate work.


  • Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2021-2023
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers®, Appellate, 2012-2022
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers®, Top 25 Women in Connecticut by Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Appellate Advocacy Institute Faculty, May 2012, May 2019
  • Connecticut Law Tribune, Women in the Law, 2008


  • LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Connecticut Administrative Law and Practice, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of LexisNexis®, 2017
  • Appellate Attorneys Should Note Rules Changes, Connecticut Law Tribune, 12.06.2010
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Journal of Comparative Business and Capital Market Law, Senior Editor

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
    Appellate Advocacy Section
    Land Use and Zoning Section

Community Service

  • Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society
    Board Member, 2013 - present
    Editor-in-Chief of Society’s Journal, 2016 - 2022
  • Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County
    Past Board Member
    Past Co-Chair, Community Relations Commission
  • Congregation Beth El, Fairfield
    Past Board Member
    Past Co-Chair, Rabbi Search Committee
    Past Co-Chair, Social Action Committee