Marianne Barbino Dubuque


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Law School
    J.D. 1983
    ,with honors
  • University of Connecticut, Graduate
    M.A. 2011
  • University of Connecticut, Undergraduate
    B.A. 1980
    ,summa cum laude


  • Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Marianne provides practical advice on a daily basis to project teams at electric and natural gas utility companies and assists the real estate acquisition team members at a national telecommunications company on leases, licenses, and co-location agreements.  Marianne also has extensive experience in land use and land management issues, as well as landowner, State and local outreach.

With a law degree, 30 years’ experience and an MBA, Marianne possesses exceptional problem-solving skills to help businesses confront legal issues in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  She actively engages with clients, in the office and in the field, to confront legal challenges and to facilitate their efforts to achieve business objectives.

  • Successfully acquired land and rights of way for interstate natural gas transmission company facilities including pipelines, compressor stations and meter stations
  • Worked closely with major in-state electric utility company to obtain local and state permits for electric substation projects and transmission lines
  • Handled lease/license negotiations for over one thousand sites for a major telecommunications carrier
  • Represented the State of Connecticut in the sale of Fairfield Hills campus and water company to the Town of Newtown
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell © Peer Review Ratings
  • Waterbury Bar Association Young Lawyers Award for Outstanding Service to the Community and for Perpetuating a Positive Image of the Legal Profession, 2016
  • CBA Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • UConn School of Business Hall of Fame Student Fellow, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sacred Heart High School Reverend John Blanchfield Family Spirit Award
  • Extensive fundraising efforts as a race participant, including a marathon, multiple half-marathons, sprint triathlons, and numerous 5K races

Community Involvement

  • United Way of Greater Waterbury, Campaign Leadership Council
  • United Way Leavenworth Society
  • Waterbury Foundation Women’s Initiative Fund
  • Connecticut Bar Association Law Works for the People Program
  • United Way Day of Caring
  • Western Connecticut Soccer Officials Association
  • Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Lay Reader
  • Sacred Heart High School, Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Westover School, Past Member of Board of Trustees and Board of Governors


  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Planning and Zoning Law Section
    • Public Utility Law Section
  • Law Works for the People
  • Waterbury Bar Association
    • Red Mass Committee