May 24, 2017
Class Action Settlement – Short, et al. v. Churchill Benefit Corporation/Yurcor Daniel Short, et al. v. Churchill
An honors graduate of Harvard Law School, Professor Frolik’s ground breaking scholarly work, particularly in the area of guardianship, has earned him recognition as a national expert on the legal issues of older Americans. One of the founders of the area now known as “Elder Law,” he is the co-author of the treatise, Advising the Elderly or Disabled Client (Warren, Gorham, and Lamont, 2nd ed.), a work that is widely praised by the practicing bar. He is also co-author of the first textbook on the legal problems of the elderly, Elderlaw: Cases and Materials (Lexis 5th ed. 2011), co-authored the books Everyday Law for Seniors (Paradigm Press 2012) and Counseling the Older Client (ALI/ABA 1997), and wrote Residence Options for Older or Disabled Clients (ABA 2008), which reflects his scholarly interest in the housing issues faced by elderly persons. His most recent co-authored book is ERISA Litigation 5th Edition (BNA 2014). He has written numerous scholarly articles, and lectures frequently on elder law issues and on estate planning for families with disabled children.
Because of his expertise in elder law, Larry was appointed a congressional delegate to the White House Conference on Aging in 1995. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Past-Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section, Past-Chair American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section Seniors’ Issues Committee, and is past president of both the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law and Aging and of the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Council. Larry holds memberships in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the Special Needs Alliance, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, at whose national symposiums on elder law he is a frequent presenter.
Larry is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Miami Law School’s L.L.M. program in Estate Planning.