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Curtis Dean Colaw

Curtis Dean Colaw

also known as Law Office of Curtis D. Colaw, Colaw Law

Practice areas:

Commercial, Business, Family, Corporate & Incorporation, Estate Planning… more 

About Me

My office focuses on representing business entities in commercial/business related collection matters, creditor rights cases (including creditor bankruptcy representation), and general business related matters.  We also represent new and existing businesses in transactional matters such as contract formation and amendments, business formation and provide general business related legal advice.  The office has represented both large and small business entitles. 


We currently represent, or previously have represented, a large vehicle leasing company, a large franchisor of retail automotive services/sales franchises, a California local agricultural milk cooperative, a walnut plant/distributor, agricultural based trucking businesses and feed sales entities.    


This office provides as a secondary area family law legal services.   This includes, but is not limited to, dissolution of marriage cases, child custody  disputes, child and spousal support cases, paternity cases and collection of overdue child and spousal support.


We stress actual ongoing contact between the attorney and the client for all matters.  


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Commercial: 30%
    27 years
  2. Family: 25%
    27 years
  3. Business: 25%
    27 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    27 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300/hour), Contingent (25-35%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Scott Dale Mitchell

    I endorse this lawyer. Curtis is highly experienced in business and bankruptcy law. I use him as a resource of information myself and I refer clients to him when there is an issue outside the scope of my practice. Top notch


    Scott Mitchell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bernie Johannes Kempen

    I endorse this lawyer. Curtis Colaw is one of the most courteous and competent attorneys I have ever dealt with. His knowledge and expertise in Family Law is enhanced by his experience and knowledge of other areas of law that frequently overlap with Family Law issues. This is where Curtis has an edge on opposing counsel in his family law practice.


    Bernie Kempen Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Curtis D. Colaw

717 16th Street Suite 3
Modesto, CA, 95354



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
A + Accredited BusinessBetter Business Bureau2013
Cerficate of Appreciation Pro Tem AssistanceStanislaus County Superior Court2000
American Jurisprudence Award SalesBankroft-Whitney Company1987
American Jurisprudence Award Estate and Gift TaxBankroft-Whitney Company1986

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Curtis D. Colaw2012 - Present
Judge and AdvocateStanislaus County Youth Court2004 - 2009
Judge Pro TemStanislaus County Superior Court2000 - 2002
OwnerColaw & Augustine1992 - Present
ProfessorHumphreys School Of Law1992 - 1993
AssociateMartin, Crabtree, Schmidt & Zeff1987 - 1992

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Stanislaus County Arbitration PanelPanel Member2012 - Present
Business Law SectionMember1992 - Present
Stanislaus County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Alpha Kappa PsiMember1983 - 1984

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Central Valley Dairymen v. Sorrento Cheese3.1 Million Dollar Jury Verdict

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AMediation Certification2011
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
California State University at FresnoBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Merced CollegeGeneral EducationAA1982