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Patrick G. Curley


Wakefield, MA





Patrick G. Curley, Certified Elder Law Attorney

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

After graduating as Valedictorian from Wakefield Memorial High School, Patrick earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree in 1997 from the University of Michigan Law School, which is 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. 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.

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

Patrick has been selected for inclusion to Massachusetts Super Lawyers since 2011. 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 volunteer member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA), Patrick helps lead this distinguished organization of more than 500 attorneys focused on improving the lives of seniors and disabled individuals in Massachusetts. Patrick is a member of the leading local and national Elder Law and Estate Planning associations including National NAELA, Wealth Counsel (a national organization of Trust and Estate Attorneys who design sophisticated planning strategies), and Elder Counsel (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 resides locally and especially enjoys his time with his wife, Erin, who is a public school teacher, and their children, Alan and Hannah.

*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.

Areas Of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Estate Planning
  • Medicaid-MassHealth Planning
  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianship
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Real Estate

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • California


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
    • A.B. - 1994
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, London

    Honors and Awards

    • Recognition and Commendation from Los Angeles Police Department, Board of Police Commissioners, and City of Los Angeles
    • Eagle Scout
    • Preservation Award, by Wakefield Historical Commission
    • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2011-2019

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA), Volunteer Member, Board of Directors
    • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
    • Elder Counsel, Member
    • Wealth Counsel, Member

    Contact Us

    Upcoming Presentations

    Protect your Home and Savings

    Milano Senior Center
    201 West Foster Street, Melrose, MA
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Protect your Home and Savings

    Friends of Indian Senior Citizens Organization
    Burlington Senior Center
    61 Center Street, Burlington, MA
    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Navigating the Maze of Getting Older – The Legal, Financial and Health Related Essentials for Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones

    Artis Senior Living
    1100 Main Street, Reading, MA
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Protect your Home and Savings

    Topsfield Senior Center
    Topsfield Council on Aging
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

    Protect your Home and Savings Against the Risk of MassHealth and Long Term Care Costs

    North Shore Elder Services
    300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 200, Danvers, MA
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Protect your Home and Savings

    Jenks Senior Center
    Winchester Council on Aging
    Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    North Shore Elder Services

    Protect your Home, Savings and Independence

    Parkinson’s Support Group
    Beverly Senior Center
    Monday, May 13, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

    Estate Planning for Baby Boomers and Seniors

    Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center
    401 Bridge Street, Salem, MA
    Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Jenks Center Resource Fair

    Winchester Council on Aging
    Winchester, MA
    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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    In Depth Practice Info

    Office Location

    Curley Law Firm LLP
    One Common Street
    Wakefield, MA 01880

    Toll Free: 866-406-8582
    Fax: 781-245-9399
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