SSD? SSDI? SSI? Not sure for what Social Security disability benefits you qualify? Not sure if you would qualify for Social Security Disability benefits? Applied and been denied Social Security Disability? Not sure about the best way to handle your case? The answers are only a call away, or Contact Us regarding your Social Security disability claim.

Worried that you cannot afford a lawyer for your Social Security disability case or an appeal? There is no charge unless you are awarded Social Security disability benefits.

Our offices have been successfully handling disability claims and appeals for social security disability benefits for over 39years, in administrative hearings before the Social Security Administration throughout the State of Connecticut and in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Melissa Buckley is a member of NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives) and a member of the Disability Law Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association.


Your future is at stake. You hear different,conflicting information every time you talk to another person. You want accurate information and the best advice possible. We have spent 39 years helping our clients to understand the law, helping our clients to understand the process and guiding our clients through the system.

Our offices have been guiding clients and helping them to achieve their goals for over 34 years throughout Connecticut. Melissa Buckley is a member of the Family Law Committee of the New Haven County Bar Association and regularly serves as a Special Master in divorce matters.


Our offices opened in New Haven, Connecticut in 1980, fulfilling a father and daughter's lifelong dream to practice law together.

John J. Buckley, after service in the Army Air Force in World War II, graduated Yale University and the University of Connecticut law school. In 1962, he and his then-partner founded the New Haven law firm of Buckley & Parrett, then becoming Buckley, Parrett & Porto, practicing in the area of negligence, personal injury. criminal defense and family law with John splitting his time between business and the practice. John returned to business until 1980, when he returned to the law with his daughter, before becoming of counsel.

Melissa A. Buckley practices alone in the firm since May, 2018 and her father's death. She, like her father was, is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Connecticut law school. The practice now is in the areas of Social Security Disability and Family and Divorce, and in New Haven county and throughout Connecticut.

The attorney offices are located conveniently across from the New Haven courthouse and a short distance from the Social Security Hearings office and District office in New Haven, Connecticut. The office is handicap accessible.