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Patrick G. Curley

About Patrick Curley

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Attorney Patrick G. Curley is an Elder Law and Asset Protection Specialist. He focuses his practice on protecting clients’ homes, savings, and independence – whether planning in advance or in a crisis. 




After graduating as Valedictorian at Wakefield High School, Patrick earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree in 1997 from the University of Michigan Law School, among the top 10 law schools in the country. 




Patrick leads Curley Law Firm LLP, one of the premier Estate Planning and Elder Law firms in Massachusetts and one of only three firms in the state that offers two Certified Elder Law Attorneys on the team. Under Patrick’s leadership, the firm has grown to include three Attorneys and four professional staff – with over 50 years of combined legal experience in Elder Law. The firm serves seniors and their families with a full range of Estate Planning and Elder Law services as well as younger families requiring Trust protection for minor children or Estate Tax planning.




Patrick is one of fewer than two dozen Certified Elder Law Attorneys* in MA. He earned this distinction by completing a process that requires years of focused Elder Law and Estate Planning practice, a full-day Bar-style Exam, extensive continuing legal education, and multiple peer references from other expert Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys. 




Patrick was selected for inclusion in 2011 Massachusetts Super Lawyers.  Selections are made by Super Lawyers based upon peer nominations and research, comprehensive evaluation, and further peer review within the attorney’s primary area of practice.




A member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Mass. NAELA), Patrick helps lead this distinguished organization of more than 500 Massachusetts attorneys focused on improving the lives of seniors and disabled individuals. Patrick is a member of the leading local and national Elder Law and Estate Planning associations including National NAELA, WealthCounsel (a national organization of Trust and Estate Attorneys who design sophisticated planning techniques), and ElderCounsel (a national organization of Medicaid and Asset Protection Planning Attorneys). He frequently participates in national and local conferences with the leading attorneys in the country. Because of his recognized expertise, Patrick is a frequent speaker, writer and television commentator on Elder Law and Estate Planning topics.  




Patrick proudly volunteers as President of the Board of Directors of The Boit Home, Inc., a non-profit that serves seniors in Wakefield and the surrounding communities. Patrick especially enjoys his time with his wife, Erin, who is a public school teacher, and their son Alan.




*The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) is the only national organization accredited by the American Bar Association to certify attorneys in Elder Law. NELF is a private organization, whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


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