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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

PPP&C continues to grow, diversify and represent individuals, business entities, and organizations. This serves as the core foundation of the firm’s practice. To learn more about our specific areas of legal practice for businesses and individuals, visit our Practice Areas section.

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Our Story

Founded under the name Buckley & Parrett, the firm now known as Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell, P.C. has been in continuous operation since 1962. The initial emphasis of the firm’s practice was on individual clients, primarily in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, wills, probate, and family law. As the firm’s corporate and business clientele, and the complexity of their legal needs, continued to expand the firm's size and areas of practice grew as well.


Today, to meet the ever-changing needs of its clients, the firm’s philosophy continues to center on building positive relationships with each client by providing high quality, comprehensive, and when needed, aggressive representation. Through hard work, skill, integrity, and experience, we have earned a reputation for expending whatever effort is necessary to achieve a positive result for our clients, whether through litigation, alternative dispute resolution, or appearances before administrative agencies, boards, and commissions.

Although Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell has grown, our clients still benefit from the same personal attention and dedication that was the hallmark of the firm when we began more than 60 years ago. With a staff of talented attorneys and experienced and dedicated support staff, Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell has the critical mass to be able to provide effective legal representation for our larger corporate and real estate clients, yet remains small enough to serve as concerned and engaged legal advisors for our individual clients.

Our dedication to our clients extends to our commitment to service, the profession, and the greater community in which we live and practice law. At Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell, our attorneys give their time, energy, and expertise to community service throughout the State of Connecticut in a wide variety of ways. This focus on community service is a priority for the firm and a defining principle of each of its attorneys as detailed in each of their online resumes. The firm’s community service includes:

  • Membership and leadership positions on numerous local and state boards and commissions

  • Service as counsel to various non-profit organizations

  • Serving as legal counsel to foundations and a variety of community, school, and charitable groups

  • Active participation in bar sponsored and firm pro bono cases and activities

  • Leadership positions in local and state bar associations

  • Financial support to local and state charities and community initiatives

Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell understand its broader responsibility and the importance of being involved with and supporting our local communities and institutions that make a difference in how we live and work.

Excellence and commitment to our client's legal needs and dedication and service to our community continues to be the foundation of Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell, P.C.

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