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CURTIS GRAHAM

CURTIS GRAHAM

Curtis A. Graham, Partner,
Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP

Mr. Graham represents clients in a variety of litigation and business matters. His clients include distributors of computer components and other high technology products, real estate brokerages, property management companies, advertising companies and manufacturers, among others. His experience includes breach of contract, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition and trade secret disputes and real estate related litigation, including development, construction defect and land planning challenges. Mr. Graham has also advised clients on product liability, franchisor-franchisee disputes and copyright infringement matters.

Mr. Graham teaches courses in business, business law and critical thinking. He also is a frequent speaker to business groups on various topics ranging from litigation to general commercial matters.

Mr. Graham has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standard. He has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers Magazine in the field of Business Litigation (2007, 2009).

Professional & Community Involvement
American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Public Counsel | Board of Directors
Judge Pro Tempore | Los Angeles Municipal Court | 1993 to present
Mad About Rising Crime | Corporate Counsel
Los Angeles Children's Museum | Board of Trustees
Connections for Children | Board of Directors
Presentations & Publications
Author | "California Environmental Update For Plastic Manufacturers and Suppliers: Beware of More 'Greenwashing' Lawsuits in 2013" | March 2013
Appraisal Institute National Convention | July 2013
"How and Where to Find the Best Real Estate Buys in Today's Market" | Dynamics Capital's "The Smart Real Estate Investor's" Seminar | January 2013
Appraisal Institute Convention | August 2012
Books
U.S. Real Estate Chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Real Estate 2014 | January 2014
Teaching/Professor
• Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University | Adjunct Professor

Philanthropic Endeavors
• Public Counsel | Board of Directors
• Judge Pro Tempore | Los Angeles Municipal Court
• Mad About Rising Crime | Corporate Counsel
• Los Angeles Children's Museum | Board of Trustees

Education
• LAW SCHOOL
University of Pennsylvania Law School J.D., 1979
• UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL
University of California Irvine B.A., 1976
o magna cum laude

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