Kenneth W. Curtis
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 catastrophic 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 intellectual property litigation involving misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, copyright infringement, conspiracy, fraud, and violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
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.
Mr. Curtis is well known in Virginia for his knowledge of evidence and expert testimony, and is a co-author of Virginia Objections at Trial, the trial lawyer’s handbook for the law of evidence in Virginia. Mr. Curtis is a frequent lecturer in Virginia on the topics of expert testimony, the preparation and use of evidence at trial, and has been a testifying expert witness in professional negligence matters.
Mr. Curtis received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer-reviewed rating of AV, has been named as a “Super Lawyer” and recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine. In 2015, he was inducted into The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Civil Plaintiff section. A leading techno-lawyer, he has lectured state-wide on the use of the iPad for Lawyers in conjunction with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
For the past twelve 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, along with US District Court Judge Robert Conrad, 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 members of the judiciary, their invaluable contributions to the UVA Trial Advocacy College and to the legal profession. Congratulations to Ken on this most distinguished honor.
Areas of Practice
- Medical Malpractice
- Legal Malpractice
- Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Trucking and Commercial Carrier Accidents
- Civil and Commercial Litigation
- Business and Contract Disputes
- Real Estate Litigation
- Local Counsel in Intellectual Property Litigation
- Construction Defects
- Virginia, 1973
- District of Columbia, 1981
- Maryland, 1995
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1979
- U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1996
- U.S. Court of Appeals D. C. Circuit, 1981
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1993
- George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia (J.D., 1972)
- Seton Hall University (M.S., Analytical Chemistry, 1968)
- State University of New York, University of Buffalo (B.S., Chemistry – 1964)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Virginia State Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
- Maryland Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Virginia Etheridge Society
- George Mason American Inn of Court
- The National Trial Lawyers