Mr. Curtis joined the firm in 2009 with more than 25 years experience as a respected trial lawyer. Since 1988, Mr. Curtis has devoted his practice to representing injured parties. His philosophy is reflected in the language of justice: fairness, integrity and respect.
He began his legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia and gained valuable trial experience with a firm specializing in insurance defense litigation. As Plaintiff’s counsel, he has handled numerous general liability and wrongful death matters, complex medical malpractice cases, including birth injury, traumatic brain injury, obstetrical malpractice, psychiatric malpractice involving suicide, plastic and reconstructive surgery, infectious diseases, pharmacology, cardiac misdiagnoses, elevator and airplane accidents, construction defect matters, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Curtis was an adjunct professor at The International School of Law and The George Mason University School of Law, teaching forensic evidence and directing the legal intern program. He was also an instructor at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. Mr. Curtis was a founding member and past President of The George Mason American Inns of Court at The George Mason University School of Law. Currently, Mr. Curtis is on the adjunct faculty of George Washington University School of Law in the trial practice program.
For the past twenty years, Mr. Curtis has been a member of the faculty at the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia, a nationally – recognized program for trial attorneys. In 2015, Mr. Curtis was honored as a recipient of the Brennan Award established in 1987 in honor of Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., United States Supreme Court. Honorees are selected on the basis of their outstanding skills as trial lawyers, and their invaluable contributions to the UVA Trial Advocacy College and to the legal profession.