Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Professional Details

Curtis A. Graham, Partner

Mr. Graham represents clients in a variety of litigation and business matters. His clients include distributors of computer components and other high technology products, real estate brokerages, property management companies, advertising companies and manufacturers, among others. His experience includes breach of contract, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition and trade secret disputes and real estate related litigation, including development, construction defect and land planning challenges. Mr. Graham has also advised clients on product liability, franchisor-franchisee disputes and copyright infringement matters.

Mr. Graham teaches courses in business, business law and critical thinking. He also is a frequent speaker to business groups on various topics ranging from litigation to general commercial matters.

Mr. Graham has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standard.  He has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers Magazine in the field of Business Litigation (2007, 2009).

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Public Counsel | Board of Directors
  • Judge Pro Tempore | Los Angeles Municipal Court | 1993 to present
  • Mad About Rising Crime | Corporate Counsel
  • Los Angeles Children's Museum | Board of Trustees
  • Connections for Children | Board of Directors
  • Imagination Workshop | Board of Directors

Presentations & Publications

  • Appraisal Institute National Convention | July 2013
  • "How and Where to Find the Best Real Estate Buys in Today's Market" | Dynamics Capital's "The Smart Real Estate Investor's" Seminar | January 2013
  • Appraisal Institute Convention | August 2012

Books