2010–11 Officers

Denise Squillante

Denise Squillante

President

Firm: Denise Squillante PC.

Education: B.S., Roger Williams College, 1980; J.D., New England School of Law, 1983, magna cum laude.

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 Fall River.

Richard P. Campbell

Richard P. Campbell

President-elect

Firm: Founder and chairman of Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy PC in Boston.

Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts-Boston, 1970; J.D., Boston College Law School, 1974, cum laude.

Legal Career: Campbell represents individuals in serious personal injury matters, commercial disputes, multi-district litigation, class actions, aviation disasters, toxic tort and product liability disputes. In addition, Campbell organizes and leads his firm's pro bono project, educating parents, students, and school administrators about civil and criminal social host liability laws. Campbell was was awarded Boston College Law School's highest award for dedication to the law ― the Founder's Medal. Campbell was also the 2009 recipient of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award, in recognition for his leadership, outreach, enthusiasm, professionalism and pride in TIPS.

MBA Service: A past MBA secretary and vice president, Campbell is the chair of the MBA's Peremptory Challenges Task Force and has served on the MBA's governing body, the House of Delegates, for more than six years; on the Criminal Justice Section Council for four 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 Cohasset.

Douglas K. Sheff

Douglas K. Sheff

Vice President

Firm: Senior partner at Sheff Law Offices in Boston.

Education: B.A., University of Michigan, 1980; J.D., Boston College Law School, 1984.

Legal Career: Sheff is a nationally renowned brain injury litigation expert and specializes in all aspects of personal injury law. A seven-time recipient of the American Association for Justice's Wiedemann Wysocki Award, Sheff holds the title of governor to the AAJ, where he has spent more than 20 years working nationally and locally on issues that affect the trial bar. A Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellow, Sheff is a recipient of the AAJ's Next Generation Award. In addition, Sheff is a Boston magazine "Super Lawyer," and has been recognized in Lifesavers, for preventing injury through aggressive representation of victims of defective products.

MBA Service: Serving his second term as MBA vice president, Sheff is also a member of the MBA's Executive Management Board and Budget and Finance Committee. In addition, Sheff served as MBA secretary in 2008-09 and as chair of the MBA Civil Litigation Section in 2005-06. Sheff also serves as chair of the MBA Membership Committee and chairs the MBA Gala Dinner Committee.

Additional Service: Sheff is a past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, serving on its Board of Governors for more than 20 years. Sheff was recently honored with MATA's inaugural Excellence in Advocacy Award for his representation of children and adults who have suffered traumatic brain injury. Elected by his national peers, Sheff is a past chair of the AAJ's State Delegates and served as chair of its Council of Presidents, representing 50,000 attorneys nationwide. Appointed a trustee of the National College of Advocacy, which provides education for lawyers across the United States, Sheff is also a recipient of the ORT Award for integrity in the law.

Additional Information: Sheff lives in the North End neighborhood of Boston.

Jeffrey N. Catalano

Jeffrey N. Catalano

Vice President

Firm: Partner at Todd & Weld LLP in Boston.

Education: B.A., University of Scranton, 1990; J.D., Boston College Law School, 1994.

Legal Career: Catalano specializes in representing victims of catastrophic injuries in the areas of medical negligence, product liability, auto accident, class action and other personal injury cases. Catalano was selected as a New England "Super Lawyer" in 2009 and a "Rising Star" by Boston magazine in 2005.

MBA Service: Chair of the MBA's Volunteer, Recognition, Recruitment & Retention Task Force and a member of its Executive Management Board, Catalano is a past chair of the MBA's Civil Litigation Section and has served on the MBA's governing board, the House of Delegates, since 2006. A Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellow, Catalano is also a member of the executive committee for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Additional Service: Catalano is on the board of directors for the non-profit law firm Health Law Advocates, Inc., where his pro bono work includes patient advocacy and representing chronically ill and impoverished people who are denied access to health care services. He has spoken on patient rights and medical-legal issues on national television and for bar associations across the state. In 2009, he received a "Hero from the Field" award for his efforts in improving health care quality and patient rights. Catalano is a recipient of Boston College Law School's Commencement Award for Professional and Personal Achievement.

Additional information: Catalano lives in West Roxbury.

Robert L. Holloway Jr.

Robert L. Holloway Jr.

Treasurer

Firm: Shareholder and president of MacLean, Holloway, Doherty, Ardiff & Morse PC, Peabody.

Education: B.A., Amherst College, 1968; J.D., Boston University Law School, 1973.

Legal Career: A regular volunteer as a judge for moot court arguments at Boston University School of Law and Harvard Law School, Holloway is a trial advisor in the Harvard Trial Workshop program. A regular panelist for continuing legal education programs, Holloway is also an emeritus member of the Board of Editors of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, having served on that board since 1981. Recognized by Boston magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in the area of business litigation, Holloway is also a past president of the Essex County Bar Association.

MBA Service: Holloway is a long-term member of the MBA's Ethics Committee, a member and past chair of the MBA's Civil Litigation Section Council and a former regional delegate to the MBA House of Delegates, the governing body of the MBA. In addition, as MBA treasurer, Holloway currently serves as the chair of the Budget & Finance Committee. Holloway received the MBA's Community Service Award in 1993 and served on the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Nominations for six years. In August 2009, Holloway began a three-year appointment to the Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services.

Additional Service: A former member of the Town of Topsfield Board of Health and an elected representative to the Masconomet Regional School Committee from 1990 to 1999, Holloway was also a director of the Topsfield Athletic Association for many years and served as the organization's president. Prior to that, he served as member and chair of the Danvers Recreation Committee. In addition, he was a founding member of Hospice of the North Shore and served as a corporator of Beverly Hospital.

Additional information: Holloway lives in Topsfield.

Marsha V. Kazarosian

Marsha V. Kazarosian

Secretary

Firm: Managing partner of Kazarosian Law Offices in Haverhill.

Education: B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978; J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1982.

Legal Career: Long active in bar associations across the state, Kazarosian is a past president of the Essex County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. An accomplished trial lawyer, she was named one of the top 10 lawyers in the state in 1999 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly after successfully suing the Haverhill Golf and Country Club for gender discrimination. Since 2006, when Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine chose Kazarosian for its cover story titled, "The Power of Marsha Kazarosian," she has been identified as one of the top woman lawyers in Massachusetts and New England.

MBA Service: A co-chair of the MBA's Education Committee, Kazarosian has served on 10 association committees and sections, including the Access to Justice, Civil Litigation, Family Law and Probate Law section councils. An MBA vice president from  2008 to 2009, Kazarosian has also served on the MBA's Executive Management Board, House of Delegates, Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Nominations, Nominating Committee and Gala Dinner Committee. In addition, she is a Life Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

Additional Service: Kazarosian has served a two-year term as one of 25 lawyers in the commonwealth appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Courts Pro Bono Panel and a six-year term as a Hearings Committee Officer for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. In 2005, Kazarosian debuted as the host of her own internet radio program on the Legal Talk Network, in which she discusses relevant legal issues. Active in the North Shore Community, Kazarosian is a corporator of the Pentucket Five Cents Savings Bank and was a member of the Essex County 150th Anniversary Committee. She has also served as a board member of the Northern Essex Community College Foundation.

Additional information: Kazarosian lives in Haverhill.

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