Nicholas S. Gurney, Esq., has staked his career representing ordinary people in their fight against powerful corporations and massive insurance companies. Nicholas has worked hard to secure favorable jury verdicts in both civil and criminal trials, including recent civil jury verdicts of more than $1 million in both Collier and Palm Beach Counties. Since founding Gurney Law, Nicholas has increasingly received local and national attention for his product safety advocacy efforts, with interviews by ABC News, Fox News, and VICE News. Nicholas’ passion for justice extends outside the office where he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida.
Nicholas received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida with Cum Laude distinction and Dean’s List Honors. While at UF, Nicholas earned the highest grade in six different courses before being inducted into two of the most prestigious organizations around – The National Order of Barristers and The Florida Blue Key Honor Society. Upon graduation, Nicholas was awarded the Helen G. Blechman Endowed Pro Bono Award in recognition for his donation of more free legal services than any other graduate. Nicholas holds degree certificates from the University of Florida in Community Service, Pro Bono Advocacy, and Criminal Justice.
Upon admission to the Florida Bar, Nicholas became one of the youngest trial lawyers ever to graduate from Gerry Spence’s famed Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. He has since been recognized by Thompson Reuters’ Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2020, 2021), National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 (2018 – 2021), and UCF’s Alumni Association Top 30 Under 30 (2017). Nicholas actively supports and coaches the UCF Trial Team, of which he is a distinguished alumnus and past National Tournament competitor. Outside the office, Nicholas enjoys amateur woodworking and machining, trips to the dog park with his dog, Nate, and spending time with his niece and nephew, both of whom are wise beyond their years.
• Florida Bar
• United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
• United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
• All Florida State Courts
Organizations, Memberships, AND Community Service
• Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Member 2018 – Present
• Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Member 2017 – Present
• Florida Justice Association, Member 2015 – Present
• American Association for Justice, Member 2015 – Present
• American Bar Association, Member 2013 – Present
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