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Kenneth W. Curtis

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Kenneth W. Curtis is a litigation partner in the Orange County office, leader of the Construction Law Practice Group, and head of the Healthcare Facilities & Operations Industry Group. He has extensive experience in the areas of public and private works construction, business and real estate matters. In his more than 25 years of practice, Ken has handled a broad array of complex litigation matters. Ken represents clients in State and Federal Courts, administrative hearings, disputes review boards, and in private and public arbitration proceedings. He has also participated in countless mediations, structured settlement negotiations and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

In his construction practice, he is experienced in all phases of construction and infrastructure projects – providing start-to-finish advice and counsel on both public and private sector projects. In his business and real estate litigation practice, Ken has successfully prosecuted and defended countless cases throughout California for businesses (big and small), property owners, developers, sellers, buyers, lenders, landlords, tenants, REITs, partnerships, joint ventures, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies.


  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Associated General Contractors of California (AGC), Legal Advisory Committee Member
  • Orange County Bar Foundation, Inc., Board Member (2011) and Society of Fellows (2011)


  • Recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as one of the Leading Lawyers in the field of Construction Law in California (2013 - 2015)
  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers (2011 - 2016, 2018)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Litigation-Construction (2016 - 2018)

Rated by Super Lawyers


Ken obtained his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1988, where he also received the American Jurisprudence Award in trial advocacy. Ken was a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review for two years and served as the senior note and comment editor in 1987-1988. In 1987, he published a comment entitled "The Fiduciary Controversy: Injection Of Fiduciary Principles Into The Bank-Depositor And Bank-Borrower Relationships," 20 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 795 (1987). In 1985, Ken received his B.S. in business administration from California State University, Long Beach.

Bar Admissions

  • California