Education

University of Notre Dame

B.A., 2007
  • cum laude

University of Notre Dame Law School

J.D., 2010
  • magna cum laude
  • Articles Editor, Notre Dame Law Review

Bar Admission

Michigan

Nicholas Curcio

Associate

Overview

Nick represents municipalities and businesses in a broad range of transactional and litigation matters. His practice includes negotiating governmental agreements, advising on constitutional and regulatory issues, and litigating cases in state and federal courts. He has particular expertise in real property and land use matters, including municipal regulation of vacation rentals and medical marijuana.

Nick also has an active pro bono practice, focusing on complex appellate litigation. He is currently serving as lead counsel in an appeal challenging a law that makes it more difficult for fathers to confer citizenship on their children than it is for mothers. The case is pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professional Involvement

  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys

Community Involvement

  • St. Mary Parish, Spring Lake – Pastoral Council
  • Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc., Volunteer Appellate Attorney

Publications/Presentations

  • Vacation Rental Property Ordinances: Weekly Rentals and Local Zoning (Presentation, MAMA / PCLS Conference, June 2017)
  • Michigan Municipal League Fact Sheet, Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (October 2016)
  • Published on a quarterly basis in the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys’ “Legal Briefs,” which provides updates on appellate municipal law decisions (2016 – present)

Experience

  • Law Clerk, U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney Division (2010-2012)