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About me

I enjoy estate planning because of the satisfaction that comes from seeing clients achieve the peace of mind that comes from resolving their unique concerns about their families and others they care about with thoughtful, creative solutions. 

Personally, I like to spend my personal time writing, singing and playing music about the cycle of life, love and humorous experiences.  I used to perform in plays in musicals, but found that the personal commitment required to a production doesn't fit well with an active law practice.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 70%
    26 years, 400 cases
  2. Tax: 20%
    26 years, 75 cases
  3. Probate: 10%
    26 years, 50 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Joseph Michael Ferraro

    Frank is an influential attorney in the estate planning community. He is always willing to share his knowledge and wisdom with others in the profession. He combines his expertise with deep relationships with his clients to ensure their estate plans meet their goals and objectives.


    Joseph Ferraro Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Allen Cramer

    I endorse this lawyer. Frank and I have worked together on several matters involving clients who either live part of each year in both Florida and Massachusetts or own property in both states. I have been fortunate to learn from this nationally known leader in the field of estate planning. Frank is both knowledgeable and empathetic, qualities that have made him truly loved by his many clients.


    Jeffrey Cramer Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

180 Wells Avenue
Suite 105
Newton, MA, 02459


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Spoon of Integrity AwardNational Network of Estate Planning Attorneys2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHeritage Design Law Group LLC2011 - Present
MemberBridges & Coyne, LLC2007 - 2011
PartnerLawson & Weitzen, LLP1991 - 2007
OwnerLaw Office of Frank L. Bridges1986 - 1991
AttorneyTierney, Tierney, St. Onge & Manoil1984 - 1986
AttorneyWidett & Glazier1979 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Society of Financial Service ProfessionalsMember2014 - Present
Boston Estate Planning CouncilMember2009 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysMember1996 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Trinity CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Spring CollegiumAdvanced Counselling Program2015
Advanced Education on Self-Directed Retirement AccountsSelf-Directed Retirement Account Investing2010