Buckley & Buckley, LLC
234 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-624-2424
mab@buckleyandbuckley.info
WHY CHOOSE OUR FIRM?
34 YEARS OF FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF OUR CLIENTS

  • OUR EXPERIENCE
    Melissa Buckley has been representing claimant's for Social Security Disability benefits since 1980. Her first client was a man who had worked hard all his life, and had continuously paid into Social Security so that when he retired or if he became sick, he would be able to live with some decency. He had a severe heart condition. This was an honorable man. He was devastated by having to file for Social Security in the first place-- his doctor had told him, and he finally had to accept that he was too ill to ever work again. His application was denied and then his first appeal was denied. He cried in her office: he had been made to feel like a liar (he said he could not work and they said he could) and made to feel like he was applying for welfare, despite having paid into the system, week after week, for 30 years. At that moment, she knew she had found an area of the law where she could put her energy and her talents to work for her clients.

    You will have 34 years of experience and fighting for and winning the rights of her clients, with you fighting for your rights.

  • IT IS PERSONAL
    From your first appointment with Attorney Buckley, Attorney Buckley will personally handle all aspects of your case. And Attorney Buckley likes to win.

  • OUR PHILOSOPHY
    We believe that each case is unique, with its own issues, and every client has their own story to tell. We believe that every one of our clients has the right to be represented by a lawyer who believes strongly in the merits of the case and that your lawyer believes, walking into that hearing, that she can win the case. Accordingly, we consider every case very carefully, collect all the evidence and documents that are available or able to be obtained before agreeing to handle the case. When she agrees to represent you, you know that you have a lawyer who believes, strongly, fervently, that you have a strong case and that the case can be won.

  • WE'RE STUBBORN
    Attorney Buckley handles cases at all levels of appeal, including appeals to the United States District Court. Not all lawyers handle federal appeals, and non-lawyer representatives cannot practice before the District Court. Attorney Buckley does handle appeals in federal court and takes on appeals for cases that she did not handle at the hearing, to the Federal Court.

  • OUR FEES
    There is never a fee owed unless we win. Period. And Attorney Buckley likes to win.







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