|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award||Bar Association of San Francisco||2015|
|Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award||Bar Association of San Francisco||2014|
|Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award||Bar Association of San Francisco||2013|
|Witkin Award for Excellence in Legal Writing||Golden Gate University School of Law||2012|
|Academic Excellence in Criminal Law||Golden Gate University School of Law||2011|
|CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Litigation||Golden Gate University School of Law||2011|
|Attorney/Owner||Briggs Law San Francisco, Inc.||2012 - Present|
|Law Clerk||San Francisco Public Defender's Office, Felonies Division||2009 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||N/A||N/A|
|U.S. v. Chow aka Shrimp Boy||New Trial Motion Pending|
|Confidential||To discuss my cases contact me directly.|
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|SF Daily Press||Lawyer Accuses Judge of Misconduct||2016|
|SFAppeal||Landlord Boot Camp Attorney Fined||2013|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||2011|
|Criminal justice course||Public Corruption||2016|
|Community Event||African-Americans and the San Francisco Jury Pool||2013|
|Community Event||Voting Rights for Ex-felons||2013|
|Guest Lecturer||Sociology of Deviance||2008|
Posted by anonymous
Our eviction case pushed Curt & his co-counsel team to their limits in every way, & they pulled through w/ flying colors. Our case, while practically over in our favor, instead of being a normally 1 month long UD, still lingers on after ~8 months not because of Curt, but because our opponent was ruled to be one of the most mean/obstructive Landlord attorneys out there, w/ over 20 years experience, & have an endless dirty playbook they launch against tenants which puts them at the top of the list of infamous, notorious Landlord attorneys- they are also a high volume Landlord side firm w/ HUGE resources & they do everything possible to bury & overwhelm their opponent, to run up costs & force missed response deadlines. For the first 4 mo, just to keep up w/ them, Curt had to dedicate his complete resources to our case (virtually shutting down his legal practice). Curt was able to get each of their mean legal tactic stricken down, & then, icing on the cake, got the judge to slap them w/ one of the largest (if not the largest) sanctions (penalties, like contempt of court) ever for their mean/obstructive behavior. Judges almost never give much sanctions, so Curt (& team) winning us that monster one was no small feat.
I was present at many of his most important court motion hearings in our case, and closely read through the endless court hearing and deposition transcripts, digesting his responses, counter arguments, & lines of questioning. I could go on endlessly about all the twists & turns that he had to overcome, but suffice it to say that given our case has pushed all the boundaries of UD law/process, he has demonstrated himself to me to be an extremely competent, legally knowledgeable, adept, tenacious, & caring lawyer (& person). He has great instincts w/ the SF civil Judges, depositions, and real-time litigation strategy. W/ Judges, he’s actually very respectful, takes allot of abuse, rides the line to stay on their good side and builds a solid history and rapport. In depos, he’s got amazing instincts.
His instincts to discover criminal/foul play in physical evidence were also very impressive. I was also amazed at how he can dig into and own all the endless facts of our extremely complex case. Most all other attorneys would just gloss it over, and ignore/miss key (even hidden) evidence.
He also great on client communications stuff, and is very open to client input & guidance when helpful, yet is always polite and frank when it is not. He is extremely respectful, and has almost zero ego/elitist trips of most lawyers. No games or angles… he’s a strait shooter!
He knows his court procedure pretty well, and is a tenacious fighter. When it comes to fighting the most notorious landlord firms, he only takes clients that are willing (and able) to go all the way to jury trial, and we wanted a firm that had effectively scrapped w/ them before, and could handle jury trial. I had interviewed literally dozens of top notch attorneys (most billing $300 - $450/hr, and many were obvious rip offs, looking to take as much $ as possible, and don’t care about results), and even the most experienced in SF UD cases (e.g., 15-20+ yrs exp) had only gone to jury trial once, and the rest had no jury trial experience, just doing some bench trials, which is no good for the bogus nuisance UD case maliciously slapped on us. He has close co-counsel associates who fill in gaps where his is practice not as strong. In our case, he teamed up w/ Marc Branco to shore up UD law practice. So, that combined w/ his jury trial experience (and their hunger to kick their butt), is what sold me on their ‘dynamic duo’ to go up against them. His criminal law experience was very pertinent to our very (fact driven) nuisance UD case, and he’s adept at picking apart (hostile) witnesses an triangulating to converge on favorable facts to the case.
So, in sum, I can vouch that Curt (& team) are very competent re UD legal practice, highly ethical, they get results.
Posted by Wellington
Mr. Briggs kept me informed with all up dates and is a knowledgeable man on what he do! If you are looking for a Trustworthy person, he is a great lawyer of choice!
Posted by Jeffrey
Curtis is a consummate professional. I have called upon his services on matters ranging from general legal advice to contract review to landlord / tenant disputes. He has always remained extremely knowledgeable, thorough yet efficient and respectful when conducting business with myself and others. As is such, I feel no need to rely on assistance from any other attorney in the future. Should the need arise, I will always seek Curtis as my #1 choice for representation with complete confidence. I strongly recommend you do as well.
Jared Cohen, Personal injury Attorney
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When it comes to criminal defense, Curtis is one of the most passionate attorneys I have ever met. It is apparent to anyone who has ever spoken with him, how much he cares about the rights of clients, and how hard he will work to ensure they are defended as diligently as possible.
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