Nicholas J. Dimakos focuses primarily on guardianships and probate and fiduciary litigation. Nick has handled dozens of guardianships, representing healthcare facilities and family members seeking guardianship, as well as serving as court-appointed counsel for alleged incapacitated persons. His practice also includes will contests and contested administration, involving challenges to and the defense of the actions of fiduciaries. Nick writes about guardianships and other probate issues on the firm’s NJ Beneficiary Rights Blog.

In addition, Nick regularly counsels mid-size and closely held businesses in commercial disputes involving claims of breach of contract, breach of restrictive covenant, and fraud.

As part of the firm’s membership in Meritas, Nick is involved with the Meritas Young Lawyer Program, connecting him with peer lawyers and their firms across the country and throughout the world.   As a result of this position, Nick often assists firms and clients in other states with litigation needs in New Jersey.

Before entering private practice, Nick clerked for the Assignment Judge of Bergen County, the Honorable Peter E. Doyne (Ret.).


  • “Handling Contested Guardianships,” NJICLE, Fairfield, NJ, January 24, 2017
  • “Probate Part Actions,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, May 18, 2016
  • “Guardianships 101,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, May 13, 2015
  • Obtained summary judgment terminating testamentary third party special needs trust and securing distribution of corpus to trust beneficiary
  • Obtained with-prejudice dismissal for commercial client on motion for improper forum
  • Part of team representing a closely held corporation and its majority shareholders, which obtained voluntary dismissal after successfully opposing minority shareholders’ application for a court-appointed agent to run the corporation’s affairs, including allegations of oppression, fraud, and mismanagement
  • Part of a team representing a charitable entity, which obtained summary reversal by the Appellate Division of trial court’s improper decision denying motion to dismiss
  • Successfully argued in Appellate Division against plaintiff’s appeal of trial court decision granting our client’s motion to dismiss

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