Nicholas James Purvis



Nick Purvis is a West Palm Beach fraud and recovery attorney who concentrates his practice in complex commercial disputes.

With an emphasis on healthcare and insurance fraud investigation and litigation, Mr. Purvis works with insurance carriers to identify unlawful activity, conduct pre-suit fact investigation and development, and devise theories of recovery resulting from unlawful activity. He is well-versed in litigating claims against healthcare providers under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and other statutory and common-law causes of action. Through his innovative work in these areas, Mr. Purvis has notably contributed to the development of a body of law enabling insurance carriers to more easily combat systematic fraud.

Mr. Purvis' practice also encompasses complex litigation in a variety of other areas, including professional malpractice, multifaceted partnership disputes, defamation and claims made pursuant to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA). He also has significant experience representing employers in workplace-related disputes, including Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), discrimination and retaliatory discharge matters, and non-competition covenant disputes.

Mr. Purvis' representative matters include:

Healthcare Fraud

  • Obtained summary judgment in excess of $1.5 million on behalf of an insurance carrier in federal court against a healthcare facility and its former medical directors for violations of the Health Care Clinic Act and fraudulent insurance acts as defined in §817.234, Florida Statutes

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

  • Represented multiple individual plaintiffs on a pro bono basis against a condominium association and its board of directors and obtained a preliminary injunction and successful appointment of a receiver that ousted the board of directors based on allegations of fraud, self-dealing and waste


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida