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Bernard Pellegrino - New Haven, CT

475 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT 06511- 2304

Updated: 01/12/2017

New Haven Land Use and Zoning Lawyer


Bernard Pellegrino practices in the areas of land use and zoning, general civil litigation, personal injury, worker's compensation, sports law, labor and employment law, and construction law and litigation. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, at Boston College Law School  in 1988. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Connecticut...

About Bernard Pellegrino

Practice Areas

  • Land Use and Zoning
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Sports Law
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury


Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Connecticut

Other Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law Section (Founder)
  • Sports Lawyers Association (Member)
  • ABA's Forum, Sports and Entertainment Industries (Member)
  • Sports and Entertainment Industries (Member)
  • Home Builders Association of Greater New Haven (Former Counsel)
  • Home Builders Association of Greater New Haven (Member)
  • USGBC, Leadership in Energy and Environmental and Design, Accredited Professional (LEED AP) (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • "Architect/Engineer and Construction Manager Disputes", Construction Contract Litigation Seminar, Georgetown University Law Center, 1989
  • "Construction Law: What do you do when...?", Connecticut Construction Law, National Business Institute Seminar, 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past-President, Walter Camp Football Foundation
  • Past-President, Board of Directors, Clifford W. Beers Child Guidance Clinic, Inc.
  • Chair, North Haven Education Foundation, Inc.


  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, 1985


Published Works

  • "The Sprewell Ruling: An Opportunity Lost for Professional Sports Leagues", The Connecticut Lawyer, April, 1998
  • "The Practical Impact and Historical Significance of The National Football League Free Agency Compromise After McNeil v. National Football League", Seton Hall Journal of Sport Law, 790 F. Supp. 871, D. Minn., Vol. 4, No. 1, 1992
  • "Baseball's Antitrust Exemption--Not Player Greed-- Doomed the 1994 Baseball Season", The Connecticut Lawyer, December, 1994
  • "Assessing The Impact Of The NFL Free Agency Compromise in McNeil v. National Football League", The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Summer, 1993
  • "Will This Be The Summer Of The National Hockey League's Discontent?", The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Spring, 1991
  • "New Requirements for New Home Contractors", The Connecticut Lawyer, September, 1999
  • "Representing Institutional Applicants before Municipal Land Use Agencies", The Connecticut Lawyer, October, 2002

Office Information


475 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT 06511- 2304


  • (203) 777-2096

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