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About Ted Folkman

For nearly twenty years, Ted Folkman has helped people and companies through business, commercial, real estate, and other disputes, from advising to negotiation to trial to appeal. I have wide experience in Boston civil litigation, representing companies and institutions across many industries and representing individuals or families. I have special experience in helping foreign lawyers and their clients get the evidence in the United States that they need to win their cases abroad and in related areas.

I received my law degree with honors from Harvard Law School in 2000, where I was an editor of the Journal on Legislation. Following law school, I was a law clerk to Judge Ann Aldrich on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and I have practiced law at Hill & Barlow and Murphy & King.

I speak and write frequently on private international law topics. I am active in my community, serving as the co-chair of the International Law Section of the Boston Bar Association, a member of the BBA’s Amicus Committee, and a trustee of Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline, Mass.

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The following are testimonials from other lawyers, including colleagues and opposing counsel, collected by Martindale-Hubbell in the process of evaluating Ted Folkman for its AV-Preeminent rating.

“I observed Ted Folkman handle a major piece of litigation. He is an excellent lawyer.”

“Ted maintains an extremely high standard of practice—zealous, ethical, and smart.”

“Ted represents his clients with tenacity and vigor. He is fearless in the courtroom and in examining witnesses in depositions.”

“I previously worked with Ted for 16 years and always found Ted extremely knowledgeable, with a keen ability to synthesize a legal issue and communicate his opinions and the law clearly and succinctly. A highly ethical person.

Ted is an excellent lawyer, whom I had the good fortune to meet years ago, when he was opposing counsel in a case.”

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J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2000

M.A., Columbia University, 1997

A.B. magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1996


Boston Bar Association, Co-chair of the International Law Section, Past member of the Amicus Committee, Past chair of the Massachusetts Practice and Procedure committee.

International Bar Association

American Law Institute, Member of the Members Consultative Group on Conflict of Laws.

Admissions to Practice

Massachusetts (2001)

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, and Federal Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia