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James Hassan Curtis

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tukwila, WA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as James Curtis

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Are you being investigated for DUI? Experienced DUI attorney James Curtis at The Curtis Firm, LLC can help with your DUI case. You do not have to face this process alone.

    19 years, 600 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Charged with a crime? The stakes are high, so retaining the best criminal defense lawyer to fight the charges can be the best investment you can make in your future. Contact us online or call The Curtis Firm, LLC to get started on your case.

    19 years, 100 cases

  3. Sex crime
    Allegations of sexual assault or possession of child pornography can result in irreparable harm. As former prosecutors, we understand the investigative process and can immediately defend against harm to your family, employment, and reputation.

    19 years, 50 cases



We desire to bring equity and justice to everyone while ensuring vigorous and compassionate representation in Criminal Defense Case. We are based in Tukwila, Washington, which serves as the mid-point between Seattle and Tacoma.

The Curtis Firm is wholly dedicated to helping clients faced with issues such as DUI, Murder, Sex Offenses and other felony offenses. 

With over twelve years of considerable experience as a deputy prosecutor, extensive legal research and writing experience, James is your go-to attorney to represent you in King and Pierce County. At The Curtis Firm, we keenly believe that access to opportunity and justice are essential concepts and we strive to make this a reality for all.

The Curtis Firm will educate you during the entire process, helping you make informed decisions. We put to good use our years of experience and practice in the field to bring out the best solutions for you. Our priority is that you seek the justice you desire, and for this reason, we represent you, stand by you, and with you in any case. So ultimately, when there is a call for justice, The Curtis Firm answers.

We look forward to serving you!

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James Curtis
The Curtis Firm, LLC
1101 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Deidre | May 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Second to None, Absolute Best Experience and Service!
Being that I was absolutely terrified of the matters in my case in general, Mr. Curtis made me feel comfortable right away. I hired a law agency and received an attentive, detail oriented, professional and I am forever grateful. He made sure to give regular updates, reviewing materials with me (pertaining to case findings, interviews, and the like), and never promised an outcome he didn't deliver. I hope to GOD that I am never in another situation where I would be in need of another lawyer but hands down, I would return for his services without a second thought. I cannot recommend his services enough. He is very dedicated to his profession and the people he represents. Guaranteed I could not have gotten a better outcome from a different lawyer. HIGHLY recommended!!
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Posted by Tyson | May 4, 2019
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James saved my job!
My employer was prepared to fire me if I was found guilty. James got my case dismissed. Thank you for fighting for me.
Posted by Ibrahim | February 18, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I’m so grateful I hired Curtis and I’m really appreciative about the outcome I had. Very professional and outgoing
Posted by Alyas | August 31, 2021
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Appreciation for Mr. James
He did excellent job and fight to return my son money back which took from him at the SeaTac airport
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2020
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Hire him!!
James Curtis is an amazing attorney! When I found myself in the position of facing a DUI charge, a place I never thought I would be, James was the best decision I could have made! He is experienced, competent, and caring. I am beyond pleased with the outcome of my case, and believe 100% that it would not have been possible with any other attorney.
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Posted by Jada | February 19, 2020
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He not only got it dismissed he helped me with my custody outcome
James is a true pioneer at what he does and his work truly speaks for itself. I saw how respected he was in the court and the knowledge he had helped guide my case to dismissal. I was so nervous with the outcome of my case due to child's father trying to use it against me in our custody battle but not only did James come in and take care of this matter, it helped in the outcome of my other case. I am forever grateful. I would highly recommend James. Very professional and straight to the point.
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Posted by Nancy | February 18, 2020
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At ease
James Curtis was professional and personable. James got my case dropped without ever going to court.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2020
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Mr. Curtis: A Steadfast Advocate
Mr. Curtis guided me through my first (and hopefully last) interaction with the criminal justice system. He successfully achieved a dismissal for my case. His finesse, thoughtfulness, local expertise, and quick thinking were all incredible assets in ensuring that my case did not escalate into a conviction or even a trial. I'm incredibly grateful for Mr. Curtis to this day.
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Posted by Anthony | October 14, 2019
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Against All Odds
You should definitely hire James Curtis he immediately got the ball rolling on my case on the first day I had two different cases in different counties I was facing major jail time in both he helped me get my treatment in compliance documents in order James fought every step of the way in the two counties to keep me out of jail Not only was he successful in keeping me out of the 180 plus days between both counties I was able to sustain my job not burden my family hiring mr. Curtis was one of the best decisions I made in my life feeling very thankful
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Posted by Stella | August 19, 2019
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Professional and Effective!
I recommend Mr. James Curtis! Mr. Curtis is an extraordinary attorney and leader who executes! He's accessible and attentive. When I consulted him, his extensive knowledge of the law, professionalism and passion for justice assisted me with producing favorable results in my legal matter. Thanks James!
Posted by Jermaine | June 1, 2019
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Hired attorney
The final result of my case was uncertain! James responded to my email and found time to meet the same day to discuss my case. I am proud to report the case was closed and I am moving onward with my life today. James is your guy!!
Posted by Eric | March 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
I was very impressed with how my case came out after James took over. He was able to get things worked out and greatly appreciate him. I will recommend him to anyone that needs help.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Pierce County, Washington
  • 2008 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Kl Gates, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Staff Attorney
  • Columbia Legal Services
  • 2005 - 2006


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • King County Jury finds defendant "not guilty" of Murder in the Second Degree
  • Not Guilty


  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Tacoma City of Destiny Award: Equity and Empowerment
  • City of Tacoma
  • 2015
  • Public Service Award
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Tacoma Community College
  • 2014
  • Leadership Institute Fellow
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Bertha M. Snell Award
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Commitment and Leadership: Brown v. Board of Education
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Janes Curtis. I’ve worked with James for seven years on a number of matters. He is an incredible trial attorney, a savvy negotiator, and a good person. He is well-known for his community engagement as well as his advocacy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Curtis is one of the very best attorneys I have ever seen in court. His ability to quickly master the facts and relevant law is stunning. He is a fearless and incredibly intelligent attorney who is second to none. You cannot find better representation than Mr. Curtis."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Quite possibly the best trial lawyer walking planet earth—this is NOT an exaggeration."
Violent crime

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Tukwila DUI and DWI Lawyer James Hassan Curtis
James Hassan Curtis
DUI and DWI Attorney
Tukwila, WA
Licensed for 18 years