Leading Ladies 2017

Denise Squillante

Denise Squillante, Attorney At Law

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“Providing our clients with knowledgeable representation, support and compassion during some of life’s most difficult situations as they are embark on new chapters in their lives is what we enjoy the most about our work,” say the women at the Law Office of Denise Squillante, P.C. “Our clients would describe us as advocates who really care about their clients, who are empathetic, thorough and caring.”

Denise started her law practice in 1983 as a solo practitioner, and her daughter Laura has worked as a paralegal and office manager in the firm since 2009. “Brigid joined the firm as a law clerk in 2005, and later as an attorney in 2009,” Denise says. “She’s a longtime family friend who is like a daughter to me.” The boutique law firm specializes in family law, estate planning and personal injury. “I chose to concentrate my practice in family law after being inspired by my work in a legal aid clinic in law school,” Denise says. “Families are the foundations of our society and they are formed in many ways.”

Brigid’s path to law is equally inspiring: she grew up next to Denise and Laura, and Denise has always been a role model for her. “I dreamed of becoming an attorney from a young age,” she says, “and I was inspired by Denise’s work as a family law practitioner. I’ve followed in her footsteps.” Laura, Denise’s daughter, feels the same way. “I developed a love and appreciation for family law, and for helping clients through the oftentimes difficult process of a family law dispute,” Laura says. “Family law is one of the most dynamic and ever changing areas of the law,” Denise adds. “We participate in professional groups and continuing education to assist people going through difficulties.”

Community is important to all three women, who are all born, bred and educated in the area. Denise received her undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University and her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law. Brigid received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law. Laura received her undergraduate degree from Johnson & Wales University. In addition, Denise is a past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Brigid is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Academy. Both Denise and Brigid have held or currently hold many leadership positions not just in the Massachusetts Bar Association, but also in the American Bar Association and the Bristol County Bar Association. Denise was involved in drafting what has become the Alimony Reform Law, along with other proposed bills. “We take great pride in the local community,” the women say. “Our expansion into Westport is one example of our investment.”

This summer, The Law Office of Denise Squillante is opening a second satellite office in Westport. “We’re excited to expand our practice,” the women say. “We are hoping to bring our reputation as exceptional family law practitioners to Westport and the surrounding communities.” All three women are most proud of the services they are able to deliver to their clients in an empathetic, compassionate way. They’re known in the community for their high standards of legal work, attention to detail and commitment to their cases. They say, “We’re dedicated to our clients, and we strive to deliver exceptional legal services to our clients in a personalized and attentive way.”

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