Nicklaus Curley is a probate litigator who focuses his practice on complex Florida fiduciary, guardianship, will and trust litigation.

Professionally, Nick is accustomed to bringing and defending a wide variety of claims, which are intrinsic to high level fiduciary litigation. Nick’s practice stretches from representing individual plaintiffs in family trust or probate matters, to defending and advising large professional fiduciaries. Nick strives to advise clients both before and after potential litigation matters in order to explore all non-litigation alternatives to dispute resolution. In addition, Nick is an active member with the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law section (RPPTL), helping to draft Florida legislation used daily by probate and trust practitioners. During his tenure with the Florida Bar RPPTL section, Nick has also given numerous presentations to fellow practitioners on the ins and outs of the probate process.

On a more personal note, when Nick is not working for clients, he is at home in Wellington with his wife and daughter. Nick was raised in West Palm Beach and is happy to have a chance to grow his own family within the city he has always called home. And last, but most definitely not least, Nick is a passionate, season ticket holding Miami Heat fan who can be seen on most game nights cheering for his team.

Nick is a litigation attorney with the Private Wealth Services Probate group in Gunster’s West Palm Beach office.

  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2017
  • Rising Star, Florida Bar RPPTL Section, 2016
  • Stetson Law Review
  • “Down the Rabbit Hole – A Guardianship Statutory Update,” Barry University, March 2016
  • “What’s Hot in Florida – A Florida Law Update,” Palm Beach County Bar 32 Annual Estate and Probate Seminar, 2015
  • “Getting the Ball Rolling,” Institute for Paralegal Education, 2014
  • “Filing an Estate in Probate Court,” National Business Institute, 2014
  • “How to File an Estate in Probate Court,” Institute for Paralegal Education, 2011
  • “Marital Transfers,” Basic Estate Planning in Florida (A Florida Bar Publication), co-author
  • “What to Do When Best-laid Plans Go Awry? Modify Them!,” PBG Lifestyle, September 2012
  • Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Probate Law and Procedure Committee
      • Trust Law Committee
      • Probate and Trust Litigation Committee
      • Guardianship and Advance Directives Committee, Vice Chairman
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section

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