Ted Folkman is a a civil litigator in Boston, Massachusetts. He regularly handles complex business, commercial, and other civil cases, with a special focus on cross-border issues, international judicial assistance, and private international law. He has argued cases at all levels of the Massachusetts courts and in US courts of appeals and appears in federal courts around the country, often in cases seeking evidence in aid of proceedings in foreign tribunals. Ted is also a member of the national commercial and consumer panels of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and acts both as neutral and as advocate in domestic arbitrations.
Ted is the author of International Judicial Assistance: Serving Process, Obtaining Evidence, Enforcing Judgments and Awards (MCLE 2d ed. 2016) and of the chapter on Service of Process in James E. Berger, ed., International Aspects of U.S. Litigation: A Practitioner’s Deskbook (ABA 2017), among many other chapters and articles. He is also the main author and publisher of Letters Blogatory, a blog covering international judicial assistance, primarily from an American perspective, which the ABA has repeatedly honored as one of the top legal blogs since 2013. Ted is active in the Boston Bar Association, where he serves as a member of the amicus committee, is the past chair of the Massachusetts Practice and Procedure Committee, and received the President’s Award in 2016.
After attending law school, Ted clerked for the Hon. Ann Aldrich, judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and was an associate with Hill & Barlow and a shareholder with Murphy & King in Boston, Massachusetts. He lives in Boston with his wife and two children.