Fern Frolin



Fern is a JAMS neutral. She manages all forms of family dispute, including divorce, custody, probate matters, and interstate and international enforcement and modification of decrees. She is an AAML trained Arbitrator and Family Law Mediator, and a court trained Conciliator. She is also trained to teach high conflict dispute resolution. Fern is the only Massachusetts lawyer appointed to serve on the two most recent child support guidelines review committees and the alimony reform task force.


Boston College/JD

Admitted to Practice


AAML Position(s) Held

  • Board of Governors
  • Board of Governors
  • president
  • legislation chair
  • Board of Examiners

Legal Organizations

  • Massachusetts Bar Assn.(Family Law Section Chair, House of Delegates, Executive Management Board)
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the AAML (President
  • Board of Managers
  • national House of Delegates)
  • Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Vice-President 2002-2004)
  • American Inn of Court: Massachusetts Probate and Family Inn of Court (Board of Directors). Mass Association of Guardians ad Litem Board of Directors, treasurer

CLE Presentations

  • Massachusetts Bar Assn.: Annual Conference (2002,2003, 2005-2007
  • 2019)
  • AAML Institute for Family Las Associates: Deposition Practice (2007)
  • Massachusetts CLE, Inc.: Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop (2003), Sophisticated Issues in Family Law (2004-2005)
  • Annual Conference on Family Law Legislative Review (1998-2003).Mass Council on Family Mediation, caselaw update (2010 – 2017)
  • Recent Developments in Child Support and Alimony (2020) Mass Council on Family Mediation
  • Mass Bar Association Annual Conference 2019 (TCJA and Divorce”

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