Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jun. 10, 2010
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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 waterfront.

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 Board.

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.

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