I became an attorney to help people. After more than 30 years of practice, I enjoy helping people as much today as when I started practicing law.

Alan S. Fanger

For more than 25 years Massachusetts attorney Alan Fanger has served Boston area clients in a wide variety of matters.  He frequently represents trust beneficiaries, persons who have been disinherited from wills or excluded from trusts, and heirs or beneficiaries who claim that an executor or trustee abused their powers.  He is also a successful professional malpractice attorney and veteran real estate dispute litigator.

Alan has written and lectured about these issues to bar association groups, he writes a blog about probate litigation, and has written several articles regarding litigation matters involving professional malpractice, probate, and real estate disputes.   He also serves as an arbitrator in disputes involving unrepresented parties, most notably in probate and condominium matters.

I became an attorney to help people.  After more than 30 years of practice, I enjoy helping people as much today as when I started practicing law.

A hallmark of my practice is seeking to help clients through diligent case preparation while simultaneously engaging in negotiations and other alternative dispute resolution opportunities. I work collaboratively with clients, as this approach is often helpful in developing strong cases and creative solutions.

Diligent case preparation is the key to effectively positioning a case for a successful outcome; creative insight is the key for developing settlements favorable to clients and acceptable to opponents.  While not all cases can be settled prior to trial, in those that cannot be settled, opposing counsel know that I and my client will be fully prepared to present our case at trial.

My practice is very different from other attorneys and firms that seek to get as many clients as possible.  I accept a limited number of cases so that I can give each client my full attention when they need my help.  I’m available on weeknights, weekends, and most holidays.  I know that your problems don’t take a break.

I would invite you to call me so that I may learn about your matter, whereupon I can explain how I may be of help.

Client Review

Alan has been very thorough in working our case. He explains all the details and the pros ad cons of each approach. We never had any problems getting in touch with him when we had a new situation arise. He also treated us with respect and dignity during a tough time for us. He was always understanding and compassionate during our difficult and personal case.

5 Star Avvo Review – Neil


  • J.D. – Boston University School of Law (1986)
  • B.A. - University of Michigan (1981)

Prior to attending law school, Alan worked in the newspaper business as both a sportswriter and copy editor. He started his own practice in 1989 after nearly three years of with another law firm.


Massachusetts State Bar – admitted to all Massachusetts state courts.

Professional Memberships and Presentations

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA).
    • Since 2008 he has been co-chair of MATA’s monthly luncheon speaker series and has given presentations to that group.
  • Panelist at a Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) seminar on “Lawyers in Transition”; Alan’s presentation addressed new court rules and procedures for attorneys transitioning back into practice.
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