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.


  • 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.


  • 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.