Attorney Spaide practices in the areas of civil litigation and employment law. She provides advice and representation to individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters, ranging from contract disputes and business breakups to wrongful termination and wage issues. Heather practices before Connecticut and federal courts trial, Connecticut’s appellate courts, and administrative bodies. She brings to her practice a passion for understanding her clients and their needs and utilizing that understanding to create the best strategy for each individual case.

In addition to her work as a litigator at other prominent Connecticut law firms, prior to joining the team at Marino, Zabel & Schellenberg, Heather taught business ethics to undergraduate students at Fordham University, and founded and ran a nonprofit organization serving the legal needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in Connecticut.

Heather is also trained as a mediator.

Community Involvement:

  • Member, Advisory Committee, Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Family Economic Security Program (2018-2019)
  • Mentor, the Justice Legal Center at the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, CT (2017)
  • Legal Incubator Coordinator, The Justice Legal Center at the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, CT (2016)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Women in the Law Section of the CT Bar Association (2016)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2011-2012)


  • Contributing Author: Stein, Edward; Malone, Cort; Spaide, Heather; and Suerth, Ryan. “Annual Survey of Developments in Insurance Coverage Law for 2013.” Connecticut Bar Journal 2015: Vol.88 No.3.
  • Contributing Author: Phelan, Gary; Marzigliano, Tammy; Sheinberg, Steven; and Spaide, Heather. “A 2005 Update on the Latest Developments in the Americans with Disabilities Act.” The Employee Advocate Fall 2005: 16-41.