Katherine Triantafillou, Esq.
Katherine began her legal career as a sole practitioner in Boston in 1975 specializing in lesbian and gay legal matters as the founder of the first openly LGBT law firm and lawyer in Massachusetts. Soon thereafter, as counsel to Transition House, she became a specialist in battered women’s issues and co-wrote the Abuse Prevention Act (Chapter 209A), one of the first in the nation to address domestic violence and a model for other states.
Katherine’s early career concentrated on clients whose lives were seriously impacted by deficiencies in the law as it pertained to LGBT clients: losing custody of their children, fired from their jobs, prosecuted for crimes arbitrarily, victimized by hate crimes or hoping to protect their families with wills, contracts or real estate. Her general practice took her to courts throughout the Commonwealth as well as the Appellate and Supreme Judicial Court. In 1991, she was the founding partner of Triantafillou & Guérin, PC, a boutique law firm in Cambridge, MA.
In 1993, Katherine won a precedent setting case in the Supreme Judicial Court that allowed co-parent adoption and paved the way for same sex marriage. In 1994, she was featured in Boston Magazine as one of the city’s top lawyers and recognized in Feminists Who Have Changed America.
Katherine graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPA 1999), Suffolk Law School (JD 1975) and the University of Michigan (BS with distinction 1972).
Kristin J.B. Mirliani, Esq.
At Squillace & Associates, P.C., Kristin will focus her practice in the areas of probate and the post-mortem settlement of estates.
Prior to joining our team, Kristin was an attorney with another Boston boutique estate planning firm where she focused her practice in the area of Estate Administration.
Kristin practiced in New York State before relocating to Boston and was a founding partner at the law firm of Madden and Bouchard with a specialty in Family Law matters. Prior to forming Madden and Bouchard, Kristin was an Associate at the Davies Law Firm with a specialty in funding Living Trusts.
Kristin is trained as a mediator and collaborative law attorney and is a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation and the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council.
Kristin earned her law degree from Boston University in 1997 where she was recognized as an Edward F. Hennessey Scholar. In 1994, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude, from St. Lawrence University with a double major in Economics and Government.
Outside of the office, Kristin has an extensive history of elected public service and is currently serving her second term as an elected member of the Canton School Committee.
Please join us in welcoming Katherine and Kristin to our team.