Jake Curtis

Jake Curtis: Attorney with Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.
Attorney Awards


Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2000

Jake Curtis primarily practices in the area of complex civil litigation at Burch & Cracchiolo. Jake handles all manner of commercial and business disputes and helps local companies to avoid and mitigate risks both before and after litigation has commenced. He also represents plaintiffs in serious personal injury cases, as well as in employment and civil rights matters. Jake has handled large complex civil matters, including class actions, receivership actions, patent claims and securities litigation.

Licensed to practice in the courts of the Navajo Nation and the Ak-Chin Indian Communities, Jake's practice includes a focus in legal matters involving Native American tribes. He represents parties in tribal courts and advises businesses about the unique issues involved when conducting business on Indian reservations or with Native American tribes.

Representative Engagements

Lead trial counsel in securing $1.1m jury verdict against insurance agency for agent malpractice

Nationwide representation of collection agency in Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA) matters

Represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death lawsuit resulting in an $11m jury verdict

Represented a court-appointed receiver to recover funds for victims of a $28M Ponzi scheme

Defended Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in wrongful death claim by an inmate's family

Represented Plaintiff's in wrongful termination claims arising under Title VII and the Arizona Civil Rights Act

Represented claimant before Arizona Supreme Court in case that established new law permitting an award of punitive damages for claims premised solely on equitable relief

Prepared Writ of Certiorari to United States Supreme Court on behalf of a Native American tribe seeking the right to conduct gaming on its reservation

Represented the State of Arizona in actions to enforce the terms of the Tribal-State Gaming Compact

Long-term outside counsel to company engaged in the implementation and operation of electronic medical record systems

Other Relevant Employment

Judicial Clerk, Justice Stanley Feldman, Arizona Supreme Court, 1999-2000

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

Federal Bar Association

Navajo Nation Bar Association

Reported Cases

Medasys Acquisition Corp. v. SDMS, P.C., 203 Ariz. 420, 55 P.3d 763 (2002).

Community Involvement

Member, Board of Directors, Phoenix Indian Center

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense / Personal Injury Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment Litigation
  • Government/Public Entity Liability
  • Indian Tribal Government Relations & Gaming Law
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-388-1847  Phone
602-234-8760  Phone
602-850-9760  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16882, Phoenix, AZ 85014
University Attended:
University of California, Berkeley, A.B., English Literature, 1994
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 1999
Year of First Admission:
Ak-Chin Indian Community; 2001, Navajo Nation; 2000, Arizona; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • Peer Reviewed
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  • Analytical Capability

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  • Communication

  • Legal Experience


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Phoenix, Arizona

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