Overview

Curtis A. Graham represents all types and sizes of companies, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, on a broad spectrum of personnel matters. He focuses his practice on:

  • Wage and hour issues
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Discipline and termination
  • Employee health and safety
  • Company investigations and dispute resolution
  • The protection of trade secrets
  • The preparation and application of effective personnel policies

He also has developed substantial experience — and success — defending companies against class action lawsuits.

As an experienced mediator and trained negotiator, Curt resolves and mitigates employee disputes, both before they escalate into litigation and after. As a trial lawyer, he has prevailed in all types of civil litigation, including jury trials, court trials, and administrative hearings. Curt has been featured in multiple legal publications, including Law360, for victories obtained as lead counsel in state and federal litigation matters.

Curt served as a mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court and worked in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's (FINRA) arbitration office.

During law school, Curt served as a legal intern for the Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall, U. S. District Court judge. He also served as a senior member of The Law Review and was selected as a research fellow for the Strauss Institute. Prior to law school, he traveled extensively to educate teenagers in Russia, Singapore and the Philippines as part of an international missionary organization.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

California Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Southern California

Los Angeles Magazine

2009-present

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

News, Analysis & Press

Employment Class Action Issues that Stole the Spotlight in 2011

The Los Angeles Daily Journal

December 15, 2011

There's More at Stake in Brinker: How the Decision Can Impact Class Action Litigation

The Los Angeles Daily Journal

November 15, 2011

Effective Workplace-Complaint Investigations Begin With a Road Map

The Los Angeles Daily Journal

June 15, 2007

Education

  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2001cum laude
  • M.A., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., California State Polytechnic University, 1997summa cum laude

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California