About The Firm

Back in 1881, a young lawyer named John Wynne opened a law office in Connecticut, starting a family tradition of striving to provide excellent legal service. In 1986, fourth-generation lawyer John Wynne, Jr. joined with John Buckley in a legal practice that concentrates all the firm’s experience, energy, and resources on helping personal injury victims and the families of wrongful death victims. John Parese joined the firm in 2007. Our practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice.

There is no cost or obligation for our professional analysis of your claim. All our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we are unable to recover anything, there is no charge for our legal services or expenses. At the time of settlement or judgment, we receive a percentage of the recovery plus related expenses, which is agreed upon before we begin work on your case.

At Buckley Wynne & Parese, the law partners do the work. Your file will not be passed on to another attorney. Every case is handled by an attorney. With Buckley Wynne & Parese, you get the experience and concern of seasoned personal injury attorneys who work to minimize your worries while obtaining the best results for your personal injury claim. We will meet you in our offices, at your home, or in your hospital room. We are available at your convenience.

Buckley Wynne & Parese has represented clients in state, federal, and appellate courts including the Connecticut Supreme Court. They are members of the American Association for Justice (Formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association), the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, the New Haven County Bar Association and have served as lecturers for various organizations throughout Connecticut.

Buckley Wynne & Parese attorneys are actively involved in various community service projects through the Bar Association and otherwise, including programs to mentor inner city youth, volunteer legal services at local libraries, raise money and diapers for the Connecticut Diaper Bank, local homeless shelters, and various other charitable organizations. Giving back is an important part of who we are.

BWP Company History

  1. 1910 Photo

    John F Wynne (John F. Wynne, Jr.’s great grandfather) and sons Kenneth, Donald and Harold Wynne.

  2. 1951 Photo

    Kenneth Wynne shaking hands with his son John F Wynne Sr. and court clerk judges.

  3. 1986 BW Annoucement

    October 1, 1986 the formation of Buckley & Wynne Law Firm

  4. 2009 BWP

    Buckley & Wynne Law Firm adds partner John Parese to be become Buckley Wynne & Parese

  5. Proclomation of the City of New Haven BWP Day

    November 15th, 2016 Declared City of New Haven BWP Day

  6. Parese Supreme Court

    John Parese & son Sal Parese at the United States Capito after John Parese got admitted to practice in the US Supreme Court.

Recent Case Results

    $9,000,000

    Serious Injury Settlement

    $7,500,000

    Racketeering and Fraud Judgment

    $6,400,000

    Serious Injury Verdict

    $4,000,000

    Wrongful Death Settlement

    $1,100,000

    Motor Vehicle Settlement

    $800,000

    Motor Vehicle Settlement

    $2,100,000

    Premise Liability Settlement

    $1,800,000

    Liquor Liability Judgment

    $1,500,000

    Police Liability Settlement

    $498,000

    Motor Vehicle Settlement

    $475,000

    Motor Vehicle Arbitration Award

    $350,000

    Motor Vehicle Settlement

    $950,000

    Legal Malpractice Settlement

    $850,000

    Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $250,000

    Motor Vehicle Settlement

    $210,000

    Motor Vehicle Verdict

    $650,000

    Wrongful Death Settlement

    $600,000

    Medical Malpractice Verdict

    $600,000

    Sexual Abuse Settlement

    $8,500,000

    Serious Injury Settlement

    $500,000

    Product Liability Settlement

    $385,000

    Product Liability Settlement

    $300,000

    Serious Injury Verdict

    $275,000

    Serious Injury Verdict

    $175,000

    Premise Liability Verdict

    $1,000,000

    Motor Vehicle Settlement

Client Reviews of Our Personal Injury Attorneys

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Attorney John Buckley was highly recommended to me by quite a few people and upon my first meeting to discuss my case, I knew immediately that I was in good hands. He took his time to explain everything to me in great detail and stayed in communication throughout my entire case. His staff was also extremely friendly, professional and VERY responsive! I actually never had to reach out about my case because they over-communicated with me from beginning to end. My accident was very unfortunate, but I’m extremely grateful I was working with Attorney Buckley through it all! I highly recommend this law firm!!!

    - Jamie B.

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Recently engaged BWP concerning a motor vehicle accident. From the initial consult, and continuing throughout the entire process, John Parese and the entire staff were respectful, extremely knowledgeable, understanding of my goals and supportive to work towards achieving the best possible outcome. It was a very seamless, friendly relationship and a firm that I would highly recommend to anyone.

    - Robert T.

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    I contacted BWP in June 2019, after I was hit by a drunk driver. John Wynne was my attorney. I couldn’t have been happier with the services I received. Everyone I dealt with was very professional and made sure I had all the help I needed. I highly recommend this law firm.

    - Valerie

    Quick and consistent

    Quick and consistent

    John Buckley was quick and consistent in relaying information to me regarding litigation, and he and his staff were always very supportive of any requests I made. John’s experience and strategic expertise made the difference in dealing with the insurance company, and we achieved the best possible outcome thanks to his vigilance. Cannot recommend BWP highly enough!

    - Richard

    Thorough, caring, and patient

    Thorough, caring, and patient

    I don't have the words to describe how wonderful John Parese was to work with. He took my family and I under his wing during a difficult time. He was by our side for 3 years while I was treated. He was thorough, caring, and patient. He was always there to answer questions and made us feel that he was in our corner. John explained our options and walked us through the process many times. It was WAY outside of my comfort zone to go to litigation, but he believed in me and my case. He was phenomenal in court and I was very proud to be part of his team. We are forever thankful and would recommend him to anyone!

    - The Yanellis

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable

    John Parese is an excellent attorney who provided care that was needed at an extremely difficult and a long period of time. He and his team are very dedicated and gave professional guidance in various aspects. I am very grateful for having received a degree of release for the painful accident, and trauma which was unfortunate and terrifying. Mr. Parese is very kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend his help to people in need.

    - Xueping Qiu

    5 star all the way!

    5 star all the way!

    Upon my first meeting to discuss my case, I knew that I found the right place to handle it!! Attorney John Parese was fantastic, definitely 5 star all the way! Everything regarding the process and the timing was very well explained. The communication was excellent, and I was always kept up to date throughout beginning to end! Each person that I had contact with in the office was professional and very responsive. I never had to worry about anything which was a great relief to me. While my case may have to been as complicated as others are, I was always made to feel important. I can’t recommend Buckley Wynne & Parese enough should you find yourself being injured from an accident. Do yourself a favor and give them a call!

    - JB Keys

    Knowledge, trust, & accessibility

    Knowledge, trust, & accessibility

    John Buckley exhibits knowledge, trust, accessibility, instills faith and I felt he always had my best interest at heart. Thank you John Buckley and team for easing my mind during a difficult time. I highly recommend.

    - Diane M.

    John Parese is the best!

    John Parese is the best!

    Attorney Parese just finished a motor vehicle case for me. At the time of my accident, I was a 32 year vet of a police department and the accident forced me into retirement. I am just a working person who depends on attorneys like John to help people in need and they can trust. John Parese is the best.

    - John

    It is clear that helping people is important to you

    It is clear that helping people is important to you

    This is a very heartfelt thank you for all you did to help resolve my case. The accident and what followed was confusing and a bit overwhelming. However, the best thing to come of it was the recommendation to contact you. Your expertise as well as your down-to-earth and friendly manner immediately put me at ease. I greatly appreciated your willingness to go above and beyond (meeting and bringing paperwork to my house on a weekend after my surgery) and all the time you took to explain all aspects of the case. Your generosity in giving me some of your fee was also very much appreciated. It is clear that helping people is important to you, and I am grateful to have been of those you helped. Hopefully, I will never need to use your services again, but I will be sure to recommend you to others who do.

    - Carrie