Massachusetts Bar Association’s new officers begin terms Sept. 1

Issue September 2008

The Massachusetts Bar Association’s slate of officers for the 2008-09 term has officially been set. Edward W. McIntyre, the 2007-08 president-elect, automatically succeeded to the office of president on Sept. 1.

The 2008-09 officers:

Edward W. McIntyre, president

McIntyre is a solo practitioner in Clinton, where he concentrates his practice in civil litigation, namely spinal cord and brain injury law, in state and federal court. McIntyre, a U.S. Army veteran, has been a member of the House of Delegates since 1998, sat on the MBA President’s Task Force on Judicial Evaluations and the MBA’s ABA Nominating Committee.

Valerie A. Yarashus, president-elect

Yarashus is a founding partner of Yarashus, Wagner, Cook, Freiberger & Washienko LLC in Boston, where she concentrates in plaintiff’s trial practice and a wide variety of other general liability cases. Yarashus spearheaded the MBA Task Force on Diversity in 2005, and co-chairs the MBA’s recently established monthly Leadership Roundtables.

Robert L. Holloway Jr., vice president

Holloway is a shareholder and president of MacLean, Holloway, Doherty, Ardiff & Morse PC in Peabody. 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.

Denise Squillante, treasurer

Squillante is a solo practitioner in Fall River who concentrates in family law, corporate law, injury and estates and also provides business and legal consulting services to corporations. Long active in the MBA’s Family Law Section Council and its committees, Squillante has sat on the MBA’s Presidential Task Force on Terrorism, the Amicus Committee and the Joint Bar Committee.

Douglas K. Sheff, secretary

Sheff is senior partner at Sheff Law Offices in Boston, where he specializes in all aspects of personal injury law. A past president of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Sheff has been appointed trustee of the National College of Advocacy, which provides education and training for trial lawyers across the country.