Richard P. Campbell
2011 - 2012
Firm: Founder and chairman of Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy PC in
Education: B.A., University of
Massachusetts-Boston, 1970; J.D., Boston College Law School, 1974,
Legal Career: Campbell's firm primarily
represents Fortune 100 corporations in multi-district litigation,
class actions, aviation disasters, mass torts, toxic tort, product
liability and major commercial disputes. Campbell is one of seven
national trial counsel for Caterpillar Inc. and currently serves as
lead counsel for one of the commercial airlines in the 9-11
litigation pending in federal court in New York City. In addition,
Campbell organizes and leads his firm's pro bono project, educating
parents, students and school administrators about civil and
criminal laws applicable to underage drinking in private homes.
MBA Service: A past MBA secretary, vice
president and president-elect, Campbell chaired the MBA's
Peremptory Challenges Task Force and has served on the MBA's
governing body, the House of Delegates, for more than seven years;
on the Criminal Justice Section Council for five years; and
currently as a Massachusetts Bar Foundation trustee and Oliver
Wendell Holmes Fellow.
Additional Service: Campbell is a fellow of the
American College of Trial Lawyers. Campbell is also a past chair of
the 34,000-member Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of
the American Bar Association. Campbell served seven years as the
chair of the Board of Overseers for Boston College Law School.
Additional Information: Campbell lives in
2010 - 2011
Firm: Denise Squillante PC.
Education: B.S., Roger Williams College, 1980;
J.D., New England School of Law, 1983, magna cum
Legal Career: Squillante established a solo
practice in Fall River nearly 30 years ago and now has a
small-firm. She concentrates in family law, corporate law, injury
and estates, and also provides business and legal consulting
services to corporations.
MBA Service: Long active in the MBA's Family
Law Section Council and its associated committees, Squillante has
also lent her energy to the MBA's Presidential Task Force on
Terrorism, the Amicus Committee and the Joint Bar Committee. A
former recipient of the MBA's Pro Bono Publico Award, Squillante is
a longtime member of the House of Delegates and a Massachusetts Bar
Foundation Fellow. Squillante has testified in front of the
Massachusetts Legislature on behalf of the MBA and is a frequent
guest lecturer for MBA continuing legal education programs. She was
instrumental in establishing the MBA's General Practice, Solo &
Small Firm Section, as well as leading the MBA's efforts to assist
lawyers who are transitioning in or out of the practice of law.
Additional Service: A former president of the
Fall River Bar Association, Squillante will become president of the
New England Bar Association in October and is a member of the
Bristol County Bar Association Executive Board. Squillante is also
a member of a legislative task force to study alimony created by
the Joint Committee on the Judiciary and was co-chair of the joint
MBA/Boston Bar Association Alimony Task Force. An MBA delegate to
the American Bar Association's House of Delegates, Squillante is a
member of the Probate Court Modification Task Force, a trustee of
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. and on the National
Conference of Bar President's Program Committee. She also
represented the MBA on the Equality Commission - a collaborative
effort of the MBA, BBA and the Women's Bar Association. Highly
involved with efforts to address domestic violence in Fall River,
Squillante was recently awarded the John S. Brayton Jr. Memorial
Community Service Award by the Fall River Chamber of Commerce. A
former member of the board of directors for the Katie Brown
Educational Program, YMCA-Fall River and Domestic Violence Task
Force, Squillante is also a former visiting lecturer at Bridgewater
State College and Bristol Community College.
Additional Information: Squillante lives in
Valerie A. Yarashus
2009 - 2010
Firm: Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow PC,
Education: B.A., George Washington University,
1987; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1990.
Legal Career: Yarashus concentrates in
plaintiff's civil trial practice, including medical malpractice,
product liability and a wide variety of general liability
cases.Yarashus was awarded the prestigious Weidemann-Wysocki
"Citation of Excellence" from the American Association for Justice
for her commitment to the civil justice system. In 1997,
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Yarashus one of the
"Rising Stars" in the legal profession, and in 2006, inducted her
into its Up-and-Coming Lawyers Hall of Fame. Since 2004, she has
been named in every edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Also, Yarashus has been listed by Boston Magazine's "Best
of Boston" as a "Super Lawyer" in the field of personal injury
every year since 2004, and as one of the top 50 female attorneys in
Massachusetts (including every practice area) annually since
MBA Service: A past-chair of the Health Law
Section Council and House of Delegates member, Yarashus served as
treasurer following two consecutive terms as vice president.
Yarashus spearheaded the MBA Task Force on Diversity in 2005-06 and
continues to chair this committee that works to increase diversity
in the law profession and encourage young, minority students to
consider legal careers. A Civil Litigation Section Council member
from 1994 to 1997, Yarashus is a frequent speaker and writer for
continuing legal education. In addition, she co-chairs a bench-bar
task force for plain English jury instructions.
Additional Service: Massachusetts Academy of
Trial Attorneys; Association of Trial Lawyers of America;
co-authored the sample jury instructions used by many Superior
Court judges in personal injury and wrongful death cases; frequent
speaker and writer for continuing legal education.
Additional Information: Yarashus lives in
Edward W. McIntyre
2008 - 2009
Education: New England School of Law, Saint Bonaventure University, and Assumption College.
Legal Career: 1987-2007, solo practitioner in Clinton, concentrating in civil litigation in state and federal courts. Concentration emphasizes spinal cord & brain injury. Appellate experience: U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts Appeals Court. 1982-1992 Schneiders & McIntyre, in Canton; 1983-1987, McGrail, McQuoid, McIntyre & Gibbons, in Clinton.
Professional Service: Delegate, Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates, 1998-2004; Executive Management Board 2002-2004; President’s Task Force on Judicial Evaluation 2003-2004; Judicial Administration Section Council, chair, 2003-2004, vice-chair, 2002-2003; member 2000-2004; MBA’s ABA Nominating Committee 2003, 2004; Mock Trial 1998-2004; Conversations 2004; Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation. MBF Grant Review Committee, 2000-2004.
Additional Service: Supreme Judicial Court’s Clients’ Security Board, chair 2003-04, vice-chair 2003, member 1999-2004; Supreme Judicial Court’s Pro Bono Standing Committee, 1999-2004; member, Hearing Committee, Board of Bar Overseers, 1999-2005; president, Worcester County Bar Association 1998-99; director, Worcester Bar Foundation, 1998-2004; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1982-1998; Board of Governors, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1992-1997; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1982-1999; panel member, Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments 1997-1998; member, Worcester Courthouse Site-Selection Advisory Committee, 1998-1999.
Additional Information: Served in Vietnam, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
David W. White Jr.
2007 - 2008
Firm: Principal of Breakstone, White
& Gluck of Boston.
Education: B.S., University of Vermont, 1976;
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 1984.
Legal Career: Practice concentrates in personal
injury, insurance company bad faith, medical malpractice and
professional liability litigation. He also represents businesses in
litigation, and represents attorneys in partnership disputes and
other professional matters. A recipient of the 2004
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year Award,
White was also chosen as a "Super Lawyer" in the field of
plaintiff's personal injury law by Boston magazine in
2004, 2005 and 2006, and was one of Massachusetts Top 100 Lawyers
in 2005 and 2006.
MBA Service: Has chaired the Civil Litigation
Section Council and the Law Management Section Council; chaired the
MBA Annual Conference in 2005. White also served on the Joint Bar
Committee and the Governance Task Force and co-chaired the
Anniversary Fee Task Force. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing
legal education seminars and contributor to legal publications.
Additional Service: White has served on the
Massachusetts Task Force on Human Subject Research, which exposed
radioactive food experiments on children at the Fernald State
School, and on the Fernald State School Human Rights Committee. In
his community of Westwood, White advocates for and participates in
land preservation projects. He is the founder of the non-profit
corporation Westwood Land Trust, Inc., and has chaired the town's
Organization for the Preservation of the Environment and Nature
Additional Information: Westwood resident.
Mark D Mason
2006 - 2007
Firm: Principal of Cooley, Shrair
P.C. of Springfield.
Education: B.A., Columbia College, 1980; J.D.,
Boston University Law School, 1984.
Legal Career: Principle in firm's litigation
department, where he concentrates his practice in commercial
litigation and domestic law; and admitted to the state courts of
Massachusetts and the U.S. District Courts of Massachusetts and
Connecticut as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of
MBA Service: Vice President, 2003-2004;
Secretary, 2002-2003; Treasurer, 2003-4; former chair of New
Lawyers Section Council and the Alternative Dispute Resolution
Committee; former secretary, Judicial Administration Section
Council; current chair, Same Gender Marriage Task Force; co-chair,
Anniversary Fee Task Force; and has served seven years on the MBA
House of Delegates and Board of Delegates and six years on the
Executive Management Board and Executive Committee.
Additional Service: Former Big Brother and
Mentor; Community Music School of Springfield board member; March
of Dimes of Western Massachusetts past president and board member;
co-founder and past president of the Gay & Lesbian Civic
Association of Greater Springfield; City of Springfield Cultural
Council past chair and councilor; former member of the Supreme
Judicial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution;
coordinator of the Hampden County Probate and Family Court
Volunteer Mediator Program; and recipient of the 2001
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year Award.
Additional information: Lives in
2005 - 2006
Firm: Fitzgerald Law Firm LLC; Fitzgerald Dispute Resolution LLC, Boston.
Education: B.A., Boston University; J.D.,
Boston University Law School.
Legal Career: Fitzgerald is the founding
manager of Fitzgerald Law Firm and Fitzgerald Dispute Resolution.
Prior to that, he was a partner with Meehan, Boyle, Black &
Fitzgerald, and an associate with Parker, Coulter, Daley &
White and with Hutchins and Wheeler. In addition to his MBA
activities, Fitzgerald is a past president of the Massachusetts
Academy of Trial Attorneys, a member of the American Association
for Justice and the American, Boston, Women's and Essex County bar
MBA Service: Fitzgerald has served as treasurer
and vice president of the association and chairperson of its Civil
Litigation Section. He has been a member of the Executive
Management Board, the Budget and Finance Committee and the House of
Delegates for many years and is a former chair of the Court Reform
Task Force and co-chair of the Presidential Task Force on the
Preservation of Rights, Liberties and Access to Justice. He is
presently chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution
Additional information: Fitzgerald lives in
2004 - 2005
Firm: Marcotte Law Firm, Lowell.
Education: B.A., Wheaton College, 1977; J.D.,
Suffolk University Law School, 1980.
Legal Career: O'Donnell is an expert in auto
insurance. She concentrates her practice in civil trial work, but
also specializes in workers' compensation, criminal, probate and
domestic law. A former instructor of legal practice skills at
Suffolk University Law School (1980-82), she has lecture frequently
on auto insurance issues at Massachusetts Continuing Legal
Education, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts
Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Association of Trial Lawyers of
MBA Service: O'Donnell has held every position
as an Officer of the Massachusetts Bar Association. In addition,
she had served on the MBA's Presidential Task Force on the
Preservation of Rights, Liberties and Access to Justice (co-chair,
2001-2004); Budget and Finance Committee (chair, 2002-2003); Amicus
Committee (chair, 2001-2002) and Civil Litigation Section Council
(chair, 2000-2001). She currently serves on the MBA's House of
Additional service: She has been involved with
a number of other major legal organizations, including the
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (president, 1995-1996);
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (member since 1995; State
Affairs Committee co-chair 1998-2004); American Board of Trial
Advocates (first woman elected to Massachusetts Chapter); Greater
Lowell Bar Association (president, 1990-1991; director, GLBA
Conciliation Program, 1989-1996); Massachusetts Continuing Legal
Education (vice president, 2002-2003; member, Board of Directors,
1998-present). In addition to her legal activities, O'Donnell has
been involved in community service, including the Sohier Park
Committee, York, Maine (chair, 1992-1993); Greater Lowell Rape
Crisis Services (member, Board of Directors, 1990-1994); as well as
several other Great Lowell organizations.
Additional information: O'Donnell lives in