Judge Squatrito was appointed United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut on October 6, 1994. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University 1961 and attended the University of Florence in Italy from 1961-62 as a Fulbright Scholar. He received his law degree from Yale University in 1965.
In 1966 Judge Squatrito began practicing law at Bayer & Phelon in Manchester, Connecticut. He remained at this firm, which later became Phelon, Squatrito, FitzGerald, Dyer & Wood, P.C., until his appointment to the federal bench. In the course of his almost thirty years of general private practice, Judge Squatrito also served in a wide variety of public capacities, including service as Counsel to the Housing Authority of the Town of Manchester (1972-79); as Clerk of the State of Connecticut Legislative Committee on Executive Nominations (1974-78); as Assistant Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the State of Connecticut Legislature (1974); as a Chief Counsel to the Senate of the State of Connecticut (1976-80). Judge Squatrito also served a term as President of the Manchester Bar Association (1989-90) and was the first chairman of Manchester’s Commission on Aging (1967-69).
The Judge is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut State Bar Association, the Hartford County Bar Association, the Manchester Bar Association and the Federal Judges Association.