Professor Frolik is a national expert on the legal issues facing older Americans. One of the founders of the field of Elder Law, he is the author, co-author or editor of over a dozen books. He is the co-author of the treatise, Advising the Elderly or Disabled Client (Warren, Gorham, and Lamont, 2d ed. 1999 with annual Supplements), a work that is widely praised by the practicing bar. He is also the co-author of the first casebook on the legal problems of the elderly, Elder Law: Cases and Materials (tth ed. LexisNexis, 2011) and is the co-author of the casebook Law of Employee Pension and Welfare Benefits (3rd ed. LexisNexis, 2012). He is the co-author of the acclaimed treatise, ERISA Litigation (4th ed. BNA 2011). He is also the author of The Law of Later-Life Health Care and Decision Making (ABA 2006) and Residence Options for Older and Disabled Clients (ABA 2008). He is the co-author of Everyday Law For Seniors (Revised ed. Paradigm Press 2012).
He has published widely on law and aging issues as well as legal issues faced by persons with disabilities in such journals as the Stanford Journal of Law and Policy, the Arizona Law Review, the Ohio State Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review and the San Diego Law Review. He has served as Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section, Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Aging and the Law, served on the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AARP, and is an Academic Fellow of both ACTEC and the Special Needs Alliance. He has also served as a Fellow on the Academic Advisory Council of TIAA-CREF. He has been honored by being named to the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and in 1995 was a Congressional appointed delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.
He serves as a Visiting Professor at the University of Miami Law School’s LL.M Program in Estate Planning.
From 1996-2000, he was the co-director of the prestigious Gruter Institute’s Conference on Law, Biology and Human Behavior held annually in Squaw Valley, California.