Veterans Legal Services (VLS) has announced the addition of two highly experienced attorneys to its legal team -- Angie Vargas, its new pro bono director, and Arlington resident Julie Frohlich, who joins as a senior staff attorney.

Vargas received her juris doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. She has an extensive background in public-interest law, including nine years as a staff attorney at the Disability Law Center, where she focused her efforts advocating for Massachusetts residents with mental health, physical and intellectual disabilities in cases involving abuse and neglect, human rights, housing, and employment. Prior to that, she worked at Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, where she advocated for parenting rights for those with disabilities.

Vargas is also a certified professional life coach and is bilingual in Spanish. She lives in Nahant with her family.

Frohlich comes to VLS with years as a solo and small-firm practitioner in addition to 17 years at Goulston & Stores, including 13 years as a partner.  She also spent two years at Hale and Dorr. Before private practice, she was a law clerk for Associate Justice Ruth I. Abrams of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law.

Frohlich has held leadership positions in the legal community, including with the Boston Bar Association and GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders, and has frequently lectured on litigation issues. Throughout most of her legal career, she has volunteered her time helping low-income clients with legal issues. Her decades of civil trial experience will benefit VLS’s homeless and low-income veterans in a variety of practice areas, including landlord/tenant law, family law and benefits. She and her wife live in Arlington.

“Veterans Legal Services is delighted to welcome Angie and Julie to the team,” said Sarah Roxburgh, VLS’s Co-Executive Director & Chief of Operations, in a Feb. 18 news release. “Since 2010, VLS has grown from a two-person organization to an eight-person organization, and continues to attract the most highly qualified individuals who demonstrate a deep commitment to and excitement for VLS’s mission of making sure our veterans have access to the legal support they need.”

Veterans Legal Services (VLS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering free and accessible legal services to low-income military veterans in Massachusetts. VLS serves miore than 700 veterans per year at facilities including the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford VA Medical Center), New England Center & Home for Veterans, Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, Norfolk County Veterans Treatment Court, and Greater Boston Stand Down.

For more information, visit www.veteranslegalservices.org or call 857-317-4474.


This news announcement was published Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.