J. Grier Pressly, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Palm Beach, FL

Pressly, Pressly, Randolph & Pressly, PA
 | 251 Royal Palm Way, Suite 300
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone: 561-708-4752
Fax: 561-655-6006
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Elder Law (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    J. Grier Pressly, III is an attorney at Pressly, Pressly, Randolph & Pressly, P.A. Located in Palm Beach, Florida, he represents clients throughout the West Palm Beach greater metropolitan area and other parts of the state. As an undergraduate, he majored in history at the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in 1992. Upon his graduation, Mr. Pressly was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He then pursued his legal education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and in 1999, he was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors. Mr. Pressly has been with the firm for his entire legal career.

    Mr. Pressly focuses his practice on assisting area residents with their estate planning and related litigation. His experience has encompassed the preparation and review of several different types of trusts, last wills and testaments, advance medical directives, and financial and health care powers of attorney. He also guides heirs and beneficiaries as well as executors and other fiduciaries through the probate and trust administration process, and his probate and trust litigation experience has included fiduciary duty breaches and will contests. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for the high quality of his work and his superb ethics, Mr. Pressly has been awarded an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Avvo.

    Mr. Pressly has been admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 1999. He has served as the president and a member of the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and he has also been a member of the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. Mr. Pressly has written and lectured extensively on topics related to his practice areas.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Elder Law
    Focus Areas

    Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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    Admitted: 1999, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://pprplaw.com/attorneys/j-grier-pressly-iii/


    • Florida Super Lawyer recognition by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017 – Present
    • Phi Beta Kappa; University of Florida Hall of Fame; Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
    • Named Outstanding Young Alumnus by the University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • 1999, Florida
    • Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews (Board Member, 2017 – present)
    • President, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2015 – 2016
    • University of Florida Advisor Network, 2019
    • Member and Chair of Florida Bar Grievance Committee (15G), 2015
    • The Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee; RPPTL Executive Council; The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, Probate & Trust Litigation Committee, and Probate Law & Procedure Committee, 2018
    • Board of Directors, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2016
    • Member: Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, class of 2016-17 Member: Probate & Trust Litigation and Probate Law & Procedure Committees of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Member:  Board of Directors, University of Florida Levin College of Law Alumni Council , 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Law Alumni Council (Board member, 2015-present)
    • Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 2019
    • Chairman of the Board, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, 2018
    • 15th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, 2019
    • Town of Palm Beach Recreation Advisory Committee, 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Payment of the Student Athletes: Legal and Practical Obstacles,” Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, 2000
    • Ethics and professionalism presentation to new members of The Florida Bar, Presenter, Professionalism and Ethics, The Florida Bar Practicing with Professionalism series, 2016
    • Article in RPPTL ActionLine publication, Author, What? Notice to Creditors by a Trustee?, ActionLine, Fall 2019, Vol.XXXX1, No.1, 2019
    • Florida Tax Institute presentation, Speaker, Fiduciary Surcharge & Removal, Florida Tax Institute, 2020
    • Co-Author, "Updates to Florida Estates Practice Guide", LexisNexis.Co-Author:  "Removal of the Personal Representative and Surcharge", Florida Continuing Legal Education Series, Litigation Under the Florida Probate Code., Author, Removal of the Personal Representative and Surcharge, Florida Continuing Legal Education Series, 2017
    • Article exploring the merits of new legislation in the Florida Trust Code that would streamline Trust administration actions, Author, A Potential New Safe Harbor for Florida Trustees: Advance Notice of Proposed Trustee Action, ActionLine, Fall 2018, Vol.XXXX, No.1, 2018
    • 35th Annual Attorney/Trust Officer Liaison Conference:  Florida Case Law Update, Presenter, Florida Case Law Update, 2016
    • Author, A Modern Assessment of Intestacy Law, ACTEC Law Journal, Vol. 43, Issue 2, 2018
    • Author, A Sermon on the Mount (Sinai): Enforceability of Charitable Pledges Against an Estate and Guidance for the Estate Planner and Benevolent Personal Representative, The Florida Bar Journal, Feb. 2018 ed., 2018
    • Presenter, Post-Death Attorney-Client Privilege and Fiduciary Attorney-Client Privilege, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2017
    • Presenter, Trusts and Estates Cross-Training from Initial Client Meeting to Estate Litigation, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2018


    • Zelman v. Zelman, 175 So.3d 871 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015), 2015
    • In re: Guardianship of William C. Hamm, 236 So.3d 1081 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017), 2017
    • Zelman v. Zelman, 174 So.3d 575 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015), 2015
    • Zelman v. Zelman, 170 So.3d 838 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015), 2015
    • In re: Guardianship of Hamm, 15th Judicial Circuit Case No. 2016GA18XXXMB, 2016

    Representative Clients:

    • Several local banks and trust companies

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., University of Florida, with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary, Hall of Fame
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    Office Location for J. Grier Pressly, III

    251 Royal Palm Way
    Suite 300
    Palm Beach, FL 33480

    Phone: 561-708-4752

    Fax: 561-655-6006

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