Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007
MBA's new officers to begin terms Sept. 1
The Massachusetts Bar Association’s slate of officers for the 2007-08 term has officially been set. David W. White Jr., the 2006-07 president-elect, automatically succeeds to the office of president on Sept. 1.
Here is a list of the officers and some of their achievements:
David W. White Jr., President
White is a principal in the firm of Breakstone, White & Gluck PC in Boston. His practice concentrates in personal injury, insurance company bad faith, medical malpractice and professional liability litigation. White joined the MBA in 1986 and has been a dedicated leader for many years. He is former chair of the Civil Litigation Section and the Law Practice Management Section, and chaired both the 2005 and 2006 MBA Annual Dinner committees. He also served on the Joint Bar Committee and the Governance Task Force and co-chaired the Anniversary Fee Task Force. White was chosen as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in the field of plaintiff’s personal injury law by Boston Magazine in 2004 and 2005. He lives in Westwood, where he remains an active member of the community.
Edward W. McIntyre, President-elect
McIntyre is a solo practitioner concentrating in civil litigation in state and federal courts and is an expert in spinal cord and brain injury law. A member of the House of Delegates since 1998, McIntyre has served the MBA in many capacities. McIntyre is a former vice president and secretary of the MBA, and served one term as vice chair and one term as chair of the Judicial Administration Section Council. Additionally, he has sat on the President’s Task Force on Judicial Evaluations and the MBA’s ABA Nominating Committee. He is also a former recipient of the MBA’s Community Service Award, and is a Massachusetts Bar Foundation fellow. He lives and practices in Clinton.
Denise Squillante, Vice President
Squillante is a solo practitioner engaged in general, private practice with an emphasis on family law, corporate law, injury and estates in Fall River. Long active in the MBA’s Family Law Section Council, she has also served on the MBA’s Presidential Task Force on Terrorism, the Amicus Committee, the Joint Bar Committee and leads the MBA’s efforts to assist lawyers in transition. Squillante is co-chair of the joint MBA/Boston Bar Association Alimony Task Force and the MBA representative on the Equality Commission. This will be Squillante’s second term as vice president. She also served as secretary in 2005-06. Through her service in numerous civic and professional organizations, she has strengthened her community and the bar’s commitment to equality and access to justice.
Robert F. Lucas, Vice President
Lucas is a senior partner with Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas LLP, a Wakefield firm, where he practices general law. He has served on the MBA’s Executive Committee, Executive Management Board and has been an HOD regional delegate and delegate-at-large. A leader in the MBA for many years, Lucas has sat on 14 MBA committees and boards, chairing three of those. He has been a member of the House of Delegates as both a regional delegate and a delegate at-large, and has received the MBA Community Service Award and the Membership Recruitment Award. He is a past president of the First District Eastern Middlesex Bar Association, and stays highly involved in the schools in and around his home community of Melrose.
Valerie A. Yarashus, Treasurer
Yarashus is a principal in the firm of Sugarman & Sugarman PC in Boston, where she concentrates in plaintiff’s trial practice and a wide variety of other general liability cases. She has contributed her time and expertise to the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and as chair of the Health Law Section of the MBA and member of the MBA House of Delegates. Yarashus has served two terms as vice president at the MBA and sat on the Civil Litigation Section Council from 1994-1997. In addition, she 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. She lives in Holliston.
Robert L. Holloway, Secretary
A shareholder and president of MacLean, Holloway, Doherty, Ardiff & Morse PC in Peabody, Holloway makes his officer debut as the 2007-08 secretary. He received the MBA’s Community Service Award in 1993 and has served as the elected regional delegate to the MBA House of Delegates and on the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Nominations for six years. Holloway is a long-term member of the MBA Ethics Committee, as well as a member and past chair of the MBA’s Civil Litigation Section Council. Holloway is an emeritus member of the Board of Editors of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and has volunteered as a judge for moot court arguments at Boston University School of Law and Harvard Law School.