Themis Klarides practices municipal law throughout Connecticut. As a trusted community leader, Themis has working relationships with towns and cities across the State. Committed to supporting sustainable and cost-effective local operations and governance, she values the opportunity to connect municipalities with legal services that address their needs.

In addition to her legal practice with Marino, Zabel & Schellenberg, PLLC, Themis served 11 terms as State Representative for the 114th House District, which includes Woodbridge, Orange and Derby. She was also chosen to be the first woman Leader of the State House Republicans from 2014-2020. In 2018, she was awarded the Prescott Bush Award, recognizing her political leadership and contribution to the development of politics in Connecticut.

Themis is an outspoken leader on issues regarding the state’s finances, job creation, education, taxes and many others. She is also active in her community, serving on numerous boards and civic organizations. While in the legislature she was an advocate for public safety, first responders and domestic violence victims. She has also assisted victims of domestic violence and has provided volunteer legal assistance to women and children at The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services.

A native of Seymour, Themis was raised around a family supermarket business that taught her the value of hard work and the rewards of community involvement.


  • Prescott Bush Award, Connecticut Republican Party, 2018
  • Recognition for Patient Advocacy, Radiological Society of Connecticut, 2018
  • Recognition for Holocaust and Genocide Education Work, Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut, 2018

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association

Community Service

  • The Umbrella Domestic Violence Group
  • Fairfield County Safe Kids and Derby School Special Friends Program, Advisory Board
  • Griffin Health Services, Board of Directors
  • Derby Planning and Zoning Commission, Past Member
  • Seymour Board of Finance, Past Member