Elizabeth Shollenberger

elizabethshollenbergerElizabeth Shollenberger is a client-focused and accomplished litigator with a background in representing clients in crisis–tenants facing eviction, parents separated from children, clients denied benefits (including unemployment, disability,  and Medicaid) and consumers needing help in enforcing their rights.

She has extensive experience in representing tenants and consumers, as well as  knowledge of New York election law, particularly ballot access questions.

Elizabeth Shollenberger has a passion for helping those she represents and hopes that her law practice gives a voice to the unrepresented and the under-represented.

Areas of expertise:

  • Consumer Law
  • Appeals
  • Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Election Law
  • Hearings
  • Tenant Representation


  • J.D. at Yale Law School
  • A.B. at Princeton University


  • Marilyn Stagg Award for Service to the Democratic Party (2014)
  •  Legal Services Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2007)  which chooses up to five advocates each year from among those who have devoted a substantial portion of their careers to providing representation to the indigent, based on the quality of the advocate’s work, the advocate’s relationship with the client community and/or creative approaches to providing free legal services.
  • Thurgood Marshall Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York for pro bono representation of Florida death row inmates (1997)
  • Community Service Award, from BASTA, a group dedicated to improving the conditions in and around the Third Street Men’s Shelter on the Lower East Side (1993)

Lecturer on various topics for Bar Associations:

  • New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”)  on Tenants’ Rights During Foreclosure (lectured in 2008, 2009, and 2013)
  • New York State Bar Association CLE on Representing the Homeowner During Foreclosure (2008)
  • Rockland County Bar Association CLE on Representing the Homeowner During Foreclosure (2010)
  • Queens County Bar Association CLE on Representing Claimants in Unemployment Proceedings (2009)

Bar Memberships

Admitted in New York, First Department (1982); in the Federal District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1983); in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (2014)

Beyond the Law:

Elizabeth is a Democratic activist who chairs the White Plains Democratic City Committee.  She is a member of the  Rotary Club of White Plains.  She is married to attorney Tim James.