Kenneth W. Curtis

Kenneth W. Curtis: Attorney with Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PC

Biography

​Ken 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 legal philosophy is reflected in the language of justice: fairness, integrity and respect.

Ken 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, Ken was an adjunct professor at The International School of Law and The George Mason University School of Law, teaching forensic evidence and was the director of the school’s legal intern program. He was also an instructor at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. Ken was a founding member and past President of The George Mason American Inns of Court at The George Mason University School of Law.

Ken 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. He has been 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.

Ken received Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer-reviewed rating of AV, has been named as a "Super Lawyer" and recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine. 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, Ken 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, Ken 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 (8)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Trade Secret and Proprietary Information Litigation
  • Non-competition Agreements
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Device and Pharmacological Injury
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
571-224-0026  Phone
703-352-1300  Phone
703-352-1301  Fax
888-596-1437  Fax
www.abhylaw.com
University Attended:
George Washington University, J.D.; State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S.; Seton Hall University, M.S.
Year of First admission:
1973
Admission:
1979, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1982, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; 1981, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 1996 U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 1973, Virginia; 1995, Maryland
Memberships:
Virginia State Bar; The District of Columbia Bar; Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.; American Bar Association; American Association for Justice (formerly, Association of Trial Lawyers of America); Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1995); Defense Research Institute; George Mason American Inn of Court (Founding Member; Master of the Bench and Executive Committee, 1989-2008; Chair and Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee 1989-2000; President 1999-2000).
ISLN:
908064371
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
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