Proud Supporter Of

  • Closer to Free Ride
  • Guilford Youth Basketball
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association Fellows
  • CT Challenge Ride
  • New Haven Legal Assistance Association
  • The Diaper Bank
  • Guilford Youth Baseball
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Connecticut
  • Yale Athletics
  • St. Baldrick's Foundation | Childhood Cancer Research Charity
  • Guilford Dugout Club
  • Colin’s Crew
  • Smile Anyway
  • St. Rita

Our Connecticut-based personal injury lawyers at Buckley Wynne & Parese give back to our communities. Learn about the organizations, charities, and community partnerships we support.


Guildford Fund for Eductation

How BWP Helped: Sponsorship of Annual Fundraising Program, 2021 & 2022

About Guildford Fund for Eductation: All volunteer not-for-profit, seeking to invest in Guilford youth through advancement of innovative and creative ideas.

Yale University

How BWP Helped: Yale Athletics Corporate Partnership (2016-2019)

St. Rita's

How BWP Helped: Golf Tournament Putting Green Sponsorship (2016-2018), Golf Tournament Cocktail Hour Sponsor (2019), John Buckley coaches/teaches Mock Trial to 7th & 8th Graders

About St. Rita's: St. Rita School is a Catholic Parish elementary school located in Hamden, Connecticut, serving students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

Xavier High School

How BWP Helped: 2020 Alumni Golf Classic (Lead Sponsor), 2019 Alumni Golf Classic Sponsorship, 2018 Alumni Golf Classic Sponsorship (Falcon/main sponsor), Football Field Sponsorship Banner (2017), 2016 Students Helping Students Ad Book Campaign

About Xavier High School: As a top private school in New England, Xavier High School in Middletown, CT, prepares young men to face the challenges of college life and beyond.

Sacred Heart University

How BWP Helped: 6th Annual Michael Tyll Sacred Hear Pioneers Ice Hockey Redliners Golf Tournament Sponsorship (August 2018)

About Sacred Heart University: Sacred Heart University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. Sacred Heart was founded in 1963 by the Most Reverend Walter W. Curtis, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Sacred Heart Academy

How BWP Helped: Musical Sponsorship (Fall 2018)

About Sacred Heart Academy: Sacred Heart Academy is a young women's college preparatory, Roman Catholic high school located in Hamden, Connecticut, and is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford. It is run by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, an order of religious sisters founded in Italy by Mother Clelia Merloni.

Amity High School

How BWP Helped: Ice Hockey & Annual Golf Tournament Sponsorship (2016-2018)

About Amity High School: To enable every Amity student to become a lifelong learner and a literate, caring, creative and effective world citizen.

Branford High School

How BWP Helped: Annual Men’s Hockey Golf Classic Sponsorship (2016-2019) & Boys Ice Hockey, 2019 Branford High School Boys Lacrosse (Corporate Sponsorship), 2020 Branford High School Hockey Gold Classic Sponsorship

Foran High School

How BWP Helped: Newspaper Journalism Advertisement (2016-2017)

Guilford High School

How BWP Helped: Boy’s Ice Hockey Booster Club Sponsorship (2016-2018)

North Haven High School

How BWP Helped: Annual Fall Golf Sponsorship Hockey (2017)

James Hillhouse High School

How BWP Helped: Contribution to their Costa Rica Student Trip (2017)

Saint Marten de Porres Academy

How BWP Helped: Golf-Fore-Kids Sponsorship (2016-2018), 12th Annual Spring Fling Sponsorship

St. Mary’s School

How BWP Helped: Wine & Beer Tasting and Annual Auction Donation (2017)

Hamden Education Foundation

How BWP Helped: 2nd Annual Spelling Bee Sponsorship (2016)

About Hamden Education Foundation: Hamden Education Foundation is a community organization dedicated to enriching the tradition of excellence in the Hamden Public Schools. The Foundation seeks to form a bond between community members who care deeply about our students and the educators dedicated to teaching them.

North Haven Education Foundation

How BWP Helped: Adult Spelling Bee Sponsorship (2016-2019)

About North Haven Education Foundation: The North Haven Education Foundation, Inc. funds curriculum appropriate projects which are typically initiated by the people closest to the learning process and the curricular needs of students in the community.

Yale Hospitality

How BWP Helped: Yale Breaking Bread Dinner 2020 (Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen)

About Yale Hospitality: Yale Hospitality's mission is to nourish a culture in which the interwoven pleasures of growing, cooking and sharing food becomes an integral part of each guest’s experience at Yale. This mission is carried out consistently through Yale Hospitality's core values, focused on integrity, care, ownership, respect – and our unwavering commitment to excellence.


Autobody Association of CT

How BWP Helped: Platinum Sponsorship (2016-2018), Sponsorship (2019-2020), ABAC News: Supporting Vendor Advertisement, ABAC Sponsor/Event: Winds of Change (2019)

About Autobody Association of CT: The ABAC is dedicated to educating Connecticut motorists, enhancing the abilities and knowledge of its members, and promoting in all ways safe and dependable auto repairs. Through proposing and monitoring legislation, the ABAC endeavors to protect the best interests of consumers, its members, and the collision repair industry.


How BWP Helped: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Annual 5K Road Race Silver Sponsorship (2017 - 2019)

About Kid-U-Not: In the United States, one person dies almost every hour while waiting for an organ transplant. Over 90% of those waiting can be helped by a living donor. In fact, more than one third of all organ donors in the U.S. are living organ donors. Living organ donors are the unsung heroes of the transplant story. Kid-U-Not is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting living organ donors before, during, and after their operation occurs.

Massaro Community Farm

How BWP Helped: Learning Garden Sponsorship (2017-2018) & 6th Annual Dinner on the Farm (2016), Dinner on the Farm at Massaro Community Farm (2019 Sponsorship)

About Massaro Community Farm: Massaro Community Farm is a nonprofit, certified organic farm on 57 acres of land deeded to the Town of Woodbridge in 2007 by the Massaro Family, who had farmed the land since 1916.

Branford Elk Lodge

How BWP Helped: Annual Charity Golf Tournament Sponsorship (2016-2018, 2020), Contribution (2019)

About Branford Elk Lodge: The Elks are a fraternal order with nearly a million members and a 150-year history. A network of more than 2000 lodges in communities all over the country. A generous charitable foundation that each year gives millions in scholarships, an inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans and much more.

FACS - Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools

How BWP Helped: Archbishop’s Columbus Day Breakfast Contributions (2016-2018)

Yale New Haven Hospital

How BWP Helped: Looking Forward Fashion Show to benefit Smilow Cancer Hospital and its affiliated care centers (2019 Sponsorship), Lunch Donation to Nurses (2020)

Mary Wade Wine Dinner sponsor

How BWP Helped: 13th Annual Wine Dinner Friends of Mary Wade Sponsorship, 2020 Brozne Sponsorship

New Haven Bar Association

How BWP Helped: Annual Golf Tournament Sponsorship (2016-2018)

F.O.C.U.S: Fellowship of Catholic University Students

How BWP Helped: Golf Classic Sponsorship (2016-2019)

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

How BWP Helped: Legacy Gala Sponsorship (2016)

Branford Italian American Club

How BWP Helped: Golf Tournament Sponsorship (2016-2018)

Columbus Lodge of Hamden

How BWP Helped: 57th Annual Golf Tournament Bronze Sponsorship

About Columbus Lodge of Hamden: The Knights of Columbus stands as the strong right arm of the Church, and challenges members to grow in their faith through programs, fraternity and vital resources such as our award-winning magazine, Columbia, and many other exclusive member communications.

CT Trial Lawyers Association

How BWP Helped: Charity Softball Game Umpire Sponsor (October 2018)

About CT Trial Lawyers Association: Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to creating and maintaining a more just society by preserving individual rights within the justice system.

East Celebrity Elite All Star Cheer and Dance Booster Club

How BWP Helped: Annual Golf Tournament Sponsorship on behalf of athletes, Kaley and Mia Oliverio (2016-2018)

Indian Neck Yacht Club, Inc.

How BWP Helped: Advertisement (2016-2018)

Irish American Community Center

How BWP Helped: Annual Irish Golf Classic Sponsorship (2016-2017)

Miss US Latina

How BWP Helped: Contestant, Karina DeFelice, Contribution (September 2017)

About Miss US Latina: MISS U.S. LATINA® is the first competition to be established exclusively for Latinas in the USA.

North Branford Youth Basketball

How BWP Helped: Team Sponsorships (2016-2019)

About North Branford Youth Basketball: The North Branford Youth Basketball family, including parents, coaches and sponsors is steadfast in our commitment to educate and encourage today’s adolescents who are destined to become tomorrow’s role models

Shop Local

How BWP Helped: Bon Appetit 2017 Holiday Baskets

The North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805

How BWP Helped: Distinguished Dinner Sponsorship (2016)

About The North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805: The Order Sons of Italy in America is the largest and oldest Italian American fraternal organization in the United States

Kids in Limos

How BWP Helped: Contribution (September 2017)

About Kids in Limos: Special rides for cancer and special needs children.

New Haven Legal Assistance Assoc., Inc.

How BWP Helped: Donation (2018)

About New Haven Legal Assistance Assoc., Inc.: New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc. (LAA) is a nonprofit organization that was incorporated on April 7, 1964 to “secure justice for and to protect the rights of those residents of New Haven County unable to engage legal counsel.” LAA was one of the first legal services programs established and the federal government used it as a model for similar programs throughout the country.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

How BWP Helped: Parese and his sons annually shave their heads to raise funds for research in memory of Parese’s niece, Lyla Bogardus

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation: The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with the aim of raising funds to help find cures for children with cancer.

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

How BWP Helped: Donation (2020), Donation (2019), Donation (2018)

About Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen: To serve people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity.

North Branford Thunderbirds Travel Baseball

How BWP Helped: 2020 March Madness Fundraiser

About North Branford Thunderbirds Travel Baseball: Youth travel baseball team, North Branford Thunderbirds, associated with North Branford Little League.

WPLR St Patrick’s Day Road Race

How BWP Helped: 2020 WPLR St Patrick’s Day Road Race (lead sponsor)

About WPLR St Patrick’s Day Road Race: WPLR (99.1 FM, also known as "99.1 PLR" or Connecticut's #1 Rock Station). licensed to New Haven, Connecticut, is a classic rock radio station.

Cure Rare Disease

How BWP Helped: 2020 Tee Sponsor

About Cure Rare Disease: Cure Rare Disease™ is developing custom therapeutics that are as unique to the individuals they are meant to treat. Its mission is to offer effective, life-saving treatments developed through collaborations with world-renowned researchers and clinicians, and in partnership with our generous donors.

New Reach

How BWP Helped: New Haven County Bar Snowball Tournament with Donation to New Reach

About New Reach: New Reach inspires independence for all people affected by homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing and support using the most innovative, progressive, equitable and inclusive methods. Starting in 1990 as a single eight-bed shelter for women, New Reach now serves over 3,300 people annually in New Haven and Fairfield counties.

Memorial Funds

Yale Sappern Memorial Fund

How BWP Helped: Annual Memorial Fund Dinner Bronze Sponsorship (2016-2018)

About Yale Sappern Memorial Fund: Assisting victims of domestic violence navigate through the court system

Colin's Crew

How BWP Helped: Colin’s Crew Night of Hope Fundraiser (Hero Sponsorship), 2018 & 2019, Colin’s Crew Night of Hope Fundraiser 2020

About Colin's Crew: Colin’s Crew is committed to raising funds through grass roots fundraising efforts to support families affected by childhood cancer.


How BWP Helped: Annual Sponsorship, Tie One on For Safety (TOOFS) Campaign Donation (November 2018), 2019 MADD Law Enforcement Recognition (Corporate Sponsor), 2019 & 2020 Walk like MADD (Lifesavers Sponsorship), 2020 MADD Connecticut Law Enforcement Event

About MADD: MADD Connecticut' s advocates and staff work tirelessly to support victims at no charge, advocate for stronger laws and create a future of No More Victims®. The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

New Haven Ballet Shubert Theater

How BWP Helped: Sponsorship, Advertisements

About New Haven Ballet Shubert Theater: The Shubert Theatre is a 1,600-seat theatre located at 247 College Street in New Haven, Connecticut. Originally opened in 1914 by The Shubert Organization, it was designed by Albert Swazey, a New York architect and built by the H.E. Murdock Construction Company.

Senate Republican Campaign Committee

How BWP Helped: Contribution

Brian’s Hope: Stopping the progression of ALD

How BWP Helped: Hammerfest Triathlon Sponsorship (2016, 2017, 2019)

About Brian’s Hope: Stopping the progression of ALD: Brian’s Hope works to advocate for ALD awareness and research as well as legislation while providing support for those affected.

Smile Anyway

How BWP Helped: Love is Louder 1st Musical Festival Sponsorship (November 2018)

About Smile Anyway: Break the relapse cycle after rehab by offering a structured transitional facility by allowing an uninterrupted continuum of care.

The ALS Association

How BWP Helped: Walk to Defeat ALS, 2018 & 2020, ALS CT (2019 New Haven Walk Water Stop Sponsor)

About The ALS Association: Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

The Hundred Club of CT

How BWP Helped: Membership/Annual Dues (2016-2018)

About The Hundred Club of CT: The Hundred Club of Connecticut is a charitable, non-profit, tax exempt organization of more than 2400 leading citizens from all parts of the state and from all walks of life who are committed to the task of easing the financial burdens of the surviving spouse and children of police officers, volunteer and paid firefighters, and correction officers who have given their lives in the performance of their duties. Easing the financial burdens of the surviving spouses and children of police officers, volunteer and paid firefighters, and correction officers who have given their lives in the performance of their duties

UCONN Foundation

How BWP Helped: Golf Tournament Sponsorship (2018)

About UCONN Foundation: The Foundation’s mission statement is: Strengthening UConn One Relationship at a Time. The independent, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization does this by operating exclusively to promote the educational, scientific, cultural, research and recreational objectives of the University of Connecticut. This is accomplished by providing quality programs and services for its alumni and supporters, and by serving as the primary fundraising vehicle for the University. The Foundation solicits, administers, and invests private funds for the sole benefit of the University and its mission of pursuing excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

Lindsay’s Legacy Foundation, Inc.

How BWP Helped: Sponsorship (2020)

About Lindsay’s Legacy Foundation, Inc.: Lindsay’s Legacy Foundation is built on financially assisting patients, families and researchers in finding hope on the journey to becoming cancer free.

Hamden Woman’s Club

How BWP Helped: Hamden Woman’s Club 27th Annual Benefit Luncheon Fashion Show Sponsorship

About Hamden Woman’s Club: GFWC Hamden Woman's Club Inc is a member of General Federaton of Women's Club of CT (GFWC/CT) and General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)


Amity High School Men's Ice Hockey

How BWP Helped: Sponsorship

About Amity High School Men's Ice Hockey: To enable every Amity student to become a lifelong learner and a literate, caring, creative and effective world citizen.

North Branford Little League

How BWP Helped: Team Sponsorship (2018-2023), 4th Annual Golf Tournament Sponsorship (2018), Buckley Wynne & Parese were 2018 league champions!

Guilford Little League

How BWP Helped: 2018 Silver Slugger Sponsor (Team Sponsorship), 2020 Team Sponsorship

Babe Ruth League of Norwalk Inc.

How BWP Helped: Norwalk 14U Revolution donation (2018)

Branford Youth Lacrosse

How BWP Helped: Platinum Sponsorship (2016)

CT Hockey League

How BWP Helped: Sponsorship (2016-2018)

About CT Hockey League: The CHL is CT's largest adult league. CHL is a year around Adult League that caters to players of all levels. Individuals or teams.

Hamden High Field Hockey

How BWP Helped: National Teen Driver Safety Week – t-shirts, awareness

About Hamden High Field Hockey: Home of the Green Dragons!

Guilford Youth Basketball

How BWP Helped: League Sponsor 2017 - 2022

About Guilford Youth Basketball: Guilford Basketball League (GBL) is a non-profit volunteer Youth Sports Organization that provides a variety of basketball programs for youth residents of Guilford.

Guilford Youth Baseball

How BWP Helped: League Sponsor 2017 - 2022

Guilford Dugout Club

How BWP Helped: 2022 Sponsor of Guilford Dugout Club, which supports Guilford High School Baseball.

North Branford Soccer Club

How BWP Helped: BWP continues to sponsor the North Branford Soccer Club, which supports youth and adult soccer in North Branford, CT.

About North Branford Soccer Club: The North Branford Soccer Club is a volunteer non-profit organization created for and committed to promoting youth and adult soccer in the Town of North Branford, Connecticut.

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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 Q.

    Two thumbs up!

    Two thumbs up!

    John Parese is an amazing attorney! He constantly checked in with me to make sure I was feeling better after my accident and gave me updates on where we were in the process. I never doubted that I was in good hands. Thank you John and also to your team! Two thumbs up!

    - Kristen R.

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff. They gave the impression that they really care for their clients. I will call on them again if I need in the future.

    - Kelly B.

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients.

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients.

    John has assisted me with several issues. He is an excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients. I was able to recover medically knowing John was fully handling the insurance and issues with my case. I will continue to use him in the future.

    - Danielle Q.

    Very professional and his team is wonderful!

    Very professional and his team is wonderful!

    Attorney Parese helped me with my car accident. He is very professional and his team is wonderful. I highly recommend his services for car accidents!!! Thank you John.

    - Walter P.