Founding and managing partner of a boutique litigation firm in Oakland, CA. After spending the first part of his career in a well-established litigation defense firm, Mr. Curliano and Ms Buty founded Buty & Curliano in 2002. Since that time, he has focused his practice on the litigation related defense of Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, healthcare practitioners and individuals in the areas of medical malpractice, business litigation, employment and labor cases, PAGA litigation, sexual assault and harassment, toxic torts, trade secrets, product liability, and construction defect. Mr. Curliano has twenty plus years of significant practice and trial experience in both state and federal courts in northern and southern California. He has obtained numerous defense verdicts in multimillion dollar personal injury and employment cases. He also spends part of his time working with clients on risk assessment, counseling on various employment practices, and assisting with difficult terminations.
Northern California Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; named a Northern California Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor from 2012 to 2019; Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation only society of 3,500 members nationwide; voted a FORBES Fortune 500 “Go To Law Firm”; Board Member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland.
Degrees: University of California at Davis (1989); University of McGeorge School of Law (1993; With Distinction and Member Traynor Academic Honor Society).
California – 1993 to present
United States District Court, California Northern District, Eastern District, Central District and Southern District.