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  1. Appeals: 100%
    21 years

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  • Jason J Jarvis

    Curt is at the cutting edge of punitives damages and appeals. If you have an issue touching either, it would be impossible to do better than hiring Curt.


    Jason Jarvis Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John H. Chun

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    John Chun Litigation Attorney
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Horvitz & Levy LLP

Business Arts Plaza
3601 West Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA, 91505


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sourthern California Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Southern California Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Best Lawyer, Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer, Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyer, Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyer, Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in America2009
Southern Cailfornia Super Lawyer Rising StarKey Professional Media2008
Top 20 California Lawyers Under 40Los Angeles Daily Journal2008
Southern California Super Lawyer Rising StarKey Professional Media2007
CLAY Award (California Lawyer Attorney of the Year)California Lawyer Magazine2007
Southern California Super Lawyer Rising StarKey Professional Media2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law ClerkU.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - - Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert1996 - 1997
Attorney-AdvisorInternal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel, Corporate1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southern California Defense CounselMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association Council of Appellate LawyersChair of Long-Range Planning Committee2004 - 2006
American Bar Association Council of Appellate LawyersFounding Board Member2000 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
In-House Defense Quarterly (DRI, Defense Research Institute)An Appellate Perspective on Litigation Management2013
Appellate Practice Compendium (American Bar Association)California appeals2013
Washington Legal Foundation Legal Opinion LetterAn Emerging Trend? Federal Appeals Court Limits Punitive Damages to 1:1 Ratio2009
California Lawyer MagazinePremature New Trial Motions2006
Verdict MagazineBaby Steps: California Supreme Court Cautiously Ventures Into Federal Punitive Damages Law,2005
California Lawyer MagazineProblematic New Civil Jury Instructions2004
California Judges AssociationThe Courts and the News Media2001
FICC QuarterlyThe Application of the Reprehensibility Guidepost in Punitive Damages Cases After BMW v. Gore1998
Ohio State Law JournalTurning Point for 10(b)5: Will Congressional Reforms Help Small Corporations?1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Ohio UniversityPhysicsBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Ohio UniversityHistoryA.B1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ACIC General Counsel SeminarAppellate update2013
ABTL Year in ReviewPunitive damages2013
California Asbestos Litigation Conference (HarrisMartin)Punitive damages2012
ACIC General Counsel SeminarAppellate update2012
California Healthcare LawPunitive Damages Trends and Recent Decisions2011
Trends in healthcare law and punitive damagesPunitive damages2010
Recent Developments in California LawPunitive damages2010
ACIC General Counsel SeminarAppellate update2010
CPCU All Industry DayRecent developments in punitive damages2008
ACIC General Counsel SeminarAppellate update2008