also known as Law Office of Curtis D. Colaw, Colaw Law
An experienced trial litigator for debt collection, bankruptcy disputes and family law.
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.
This office also does basic estate planning for individuals and couples. This includes preparing living trusts, wills, powers of attorney and related matters.
We stress actual ongoing contact between the attorney and the client for all matters.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($325/hour), contingent (25-35%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|A + Accredited Business||Better Business Bureau||2013|
|Cerficate of Appreciation Pro Tem Assistance||Stanislaus County Superior Court||2000|
|American Jurisprudence Award Sales||Bankroft-Whitney Company||1987|
|American Jurisprudence Award Estate and Gift Tax||Bankroft-Whitney Company||1986|
|Owner||Law Office of Curtis D. Colaw||2012 - Present|
|Owner||Colaw & Augustine||1992 - Present|
|Judge and Advocate||Stanislaus County Youth Court||2004 - 2009|
|Judge Pro Tem||Stanislaus County Superior Court||2000 - 2002|
|Professor||Humphreys School Of Law||1992 - 1993|
|Associate||Martin, Crabtree, Schmidt & Zeff||1987 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Stanislaus County Arbitration Panel||Panel Member||2012 - Present|
|Business Law Section||Member||1992 - Present|
|Stanislaus County Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Alpha Kappa Psi||Member||1983 - 1984|
|Central Valley Dairymen v. Sorrento Cheese||3.1 Million Dollar Jury Verdict|
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|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||N/A||Mediation Certification||2011|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|California State University at Fresno||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|Merced College||General Education||AA||1982|