James E. Curry: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

James E. Curry


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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment, Technology and Advertising
  • Climate Change and Clean Technology
  • Energy
University Stanford University, B.A., 1981
Law SchoolUniversity of Chicago, J.D., 1984
Admitted1984, California


•Los Angeles County Bar Association

•American Bar Association


James E. Curry is a partner in the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Curry has represented companies in commercial trial litigation for 25 years, with an emphasis in the entertainment area. He has represented three of the four U.S. Broadcast television networks, and five of the seven major studios, in addition to a myriad of other entertainment companies. In the television area, he has substantial experience in television distribution and accounting cases, as well as copyright, idea submission, libel and slander for television news and other cases. This month, he won a trial for CBS on Hawaii 5-0 on a multi-million dollar claim. Recently, he successfully defeated a $ 77 Million accounting claim in a television distribution case.

Mr. Curry also has substantial trial work in other industries, representing governmental entities and insurance coverage actions, among others. Mr. Curry has substantial trial experience from both the defense and plaintiff side; recently, Mr. Curry won $11 out of $12 Million sought representing a plaintiff. He has also been selected a Hollywood Power Lawyer, as a Best Lawyer in America for 2007-2014, and Super Lawyer for 2007-2014.


•Top Rated Lawyer for Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources, American Lawyer Magazines, 2013

•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2007-2009, 2011-2014

•Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2009-2014

•Power Lawyer, Hollywood Reporter, 2009


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James E. Curry

1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1600
Los AngelesCA 90067


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