Thursday, Jun. 10, 2010
MBA President-elect Denise Squillante.
President-elect Squillante to be honored for community service
MBA President-elect Denise Squillante, a Fall River native, will
be honored with the John S. Brayton Jr. Memorial Community Service
Award by the Fall River Chamber of Commerce on June 17.
Squillante will be one of eight to receive the award -- named for
a member of one of Fall River's pioneer families -- during a
banquet at the Venus de Milo restaurant in Swansea. The chamber
selected Squillante for the honor because of her strong commitment
to the community, much like Brayton, who championed the strengths
of Southeastern Massachusetts and helped lead tourism on the
A solo practitioner, Squillante established her practice of nearly
30 years in Fall River. She concentrates in family law, corporate
law, injury and estates, and also provides business and legal
consulting services to corporations.
A former president of the Fall River Bar Association, Squillante
is currently vice president of the New England Bar Association and
a member of the Bristol County Bar Association Executive
Highly involved with efforts to address domestic violence in Fall
River, Squillante is a former member of the board of directors at
the Katie Brown Educational Program, YMCA-Fall River and Domestic
Violence Task Force. In addition, she is a former visiting lecturer
at Bridgewater State College and Bristol Community College.