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James Curtis


With over ten years' worth of work as a prosecutor, extensive legal research and writing experience, and a demonstrated commitment to community service and outreach, James Curtis is the attorney you need in the Tacoma, WA, area.

James Curtis received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2005. For the next few years he worked in Seattle in several firms where he gained experience in legal research and writing, drafting motions, conducting interviews and depositions, and case evaluation. In 2007 he began working as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Pierce County (Tacoma). He has conducted over 70 jury trials involving murder, vehicular homicide, assault, robbery, and driving under the influence, to name a few. He has negotiated plea settlements, cooperation agreements, and sentencing alternatives.

In 2019, Mr. Curtis decided to branch out into operating his own firm, where he could best express his skills, temperament, and work ethic. He has a fundamental understanding of the law and will work tirelessly to get the results you are looking for, whether it's in a criminal defense matter or a personal injury matter.


University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctorate 2005

University of Washington, Bachelors Degree 2002

Bar Admission

Washington State Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

Tacoma City of Destiny Award—Equity and Empowerment (2015)

Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association—Public Service Award (2015)

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Tacoma Community College (2014)

Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute Fellow (2012)

Bertha M. Snell Award: For Perseverance Through Adversity Tacoma-Pierce County Bar (2011)

Recent Blog Posts


  • DUI Reduced to Negligent Driving

    My job was on the line and James took over my case.  He got me the reduction I needed to save my job.
  • Found Not Guilty

    James took my case to trial and challenged the false allegations against me. He promised to go to battle for me and that is exactly what he did. I have my life back. Thank you James!
  • Best Trial Lawyer

    Quite possibly the best trial lawyer walking planet earth - this is NOT an exaggeration
  • Very Impressed

    I was very impressed with how my case came out after James took over. He was able to get things worked out and I greatly appreciate him. I would recommend him to anyone that needs help.

Areas Served

The Curtis Firm, LLC serves the Seattle - Tacoma Area, including Pierce, King, and Thurston Counties.