Mr. Curtis became of counsel to McInerney & Dillon after a 27 year career in the U.S. Army and 10 years of private legal practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Concentrating in construction and government contract law, he has represented numerous project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties, including the successful bidder in MCM Construction, Inc. v. City and County of San Francisco (1998) 66 Cal.App.4th 359.

Until 2002, he served on the Army Staff in the Pentagon and in field assignments as a senior active duty Judge Advocate specializing in government contracting and commercial and environmental litigation and bid protests before the U.S. General Accounting Office. He was officially designated by the Army as an Acquisition Law Specialist. A Vietnam War veteran, his military decorations include the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal.

U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, 1969
B.S. degree in science and engineering

University of San Diego School of Law, 1977
J.D.

Army’s Judge Advocate General’s School, 1981
LLM degree equivalent

California Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Courts in the Northern and Eastern Districts of California

U.S. District Courts in the Northern and Western Districts of Texas

Mr. Curtis has been an author and platform speaker on California Mechanics Lien Law for Lorman Education Services.

Mr. Curtis is a member of the California State Bar and the Sonoma County Bar Association.