Mr. Frolik is a Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He was one of original academic creators of Elder Law as a scholarly discipline. A prolific author, in addition to his book, Advising the Elderly or Disabled Client, (2nd Ed. with Brown) (Warren, Gorham & Lamont) he has authored a dozen other books including Residence Options for Older or Disabled Clients (ABA 2008), Elder Law in a Nutshell, (4th Ed. with Kaplan) (West), and the casebooks, Elder Law: Cases and Materials, (4th Ed. with Barnes) (Lexis), and The Law of Employee Pensions and Employee Benefits (2nd Ed. with Moore)(Lexis).
In the fall of 2007, he gave a series of lectures at several Japanese Universities on elder law and public support programs for the elderly, and has lectured several times at the University of Miami Heckerling Estate Planning Institute. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, an academic member of NAELA's Certified Advanced Practitioners, and an academic member of the Special Needs Alliance. He is an adjunct professor of law for the University of Miami School of Law LL.M. program in Estate Planning.
He is Past-Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section and served as Policy Advisor to the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AARP. He now serves as a Fellow of the TIAA-CREF Academic Advisory Board and as a Trustee for the Achieva Family Pooled Trust. In 1995, he was a Congressional appointed delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.
Mr. Frolik received his B.A. with distinction from the University of Nebraska, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. cum laude and LL.M. from Harvard Law School.