Guidance and Goals. In no area of the law is the guidance of an attorney more important than in the areas of divorce and custody. People in the midst of a dissolving marriage or a custody dispute crave an understanding of their rights, their obligations, what the result should be and what to expect. With that information, it is possible to find new energy in focusing on those goals and working to best achieve them.

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.


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 35 years, 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.


Our offices opened in New Haven, Connecticut in 1980, fulfilling a father and daughter's lifelong dream to practice law together. John Buckley practiced in the area of personal injury, before becoming of counsel. The practice now is in the areas of Family and Divorce, and Social Security Disability in New Haven county and throughout Connecticut.

Melissa A. Buckley is the actively practicing attorney in the firm and is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Connecticut law school.
John J. Buckley, now of counsel, is also a graduate of Yale University and the University of Connecticut law school.

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.