FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2011
Contact: Rick DeBruhl, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (602) 340-7335, Mobile: (602) 513-6385
Email: rick.debruhl@staff.azbar.org

State Bar of Arizona Suspends Attorney for Felony Convictions

PHOENIX - In an effort to protect public interest, the State Bar of Arizona notified the Arizona Supreme Court of the felony convictions against attorney David William Curtis Jr. His conviction resulted in the automatic suspension from the practice of law effective Jan. 25, 2011.

After a jury trial, David William Curtis Jr. was convicted by the Maricopa County Superior Court on multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and molestation of a child.

Under Rule 61(c)(1)(A), a lawyer shall be suspended by the Supreme Court when convicted of a felony.  The interim suspension generally continues in force until final disposition of all pending proceedings against the lawyer.


About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 16,000 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.

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