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Hon. Daniel A. Curry
California Court of Appeal, Second District, Retired

Justice Daniel Curry brings a wealth of expertise to ARC after a distinguished career as an appellate court and Fast Track judge, trial lawyer, and general counsel to two publicly-traded companies. His vast knowledge of the law, stellar reputation, and ability to see the practical realities of business litigation have made him a very successful neutral. Justice Curry is a member of ARC's Appellate Evaluation and Consultation Program, which offers pre-appellate argument analysis of briefs and oral argument in addition to post-trial dispute resolution.



Complex litigation, including business/commercial, federal regulatory and antitrust issues, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, employment, professional malpractice, insurance, bad faith and personal injury as well as discovery and tribunal appellate reviews.


A commercial trial attorney and corporate counsel for nearly 30 years, Justice Curry was appointed to the Superior Court bench in 1992. He heard a broad range of Fast Track cases in downtown Los Angeles and in Santa Monica, where he sat in the law and motion department. He was elevated to Division 4 of the Second District Court of Appeal in 1998 and authored more than 800 opinions, 85 of which were published. Justice Curry is known as a no-nonsense judge who takes a genuine interest in a case and makes a succinct ruling. Attorneys appreciate his background as a litigator and transactional lawyer and his thorough understanding of corporation and case law.

He has mediated and arbitrated numerous cases involving complex business issues, including failed acquisitions, breach of construction contracts, wrongful termination of employment, corporate governance, manufacturer/ distributor contracts and insurance coverage disputes. He is admitted to practice in California, New York and Hawaii.

Before being appointed to the bench, Justice Curry served as vice president and general counsel of the Times Mirror Co. (1987-1992); as senior vice president and general counsel at Amfac., Inc. (1970-1987); and as counsel at Technicolor (1967- 70). He was an associate at Wolford, Johnson, Pike & Covell, and Demetriou & Del Guercio (1964-1967). He began his legal career as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force.



Member: Loyola Law School Board of Overseers (1998-present); American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Law Departments (1973-1992), and Section of Dispute Resolution; Beverly Hills Bar Association, Litigation Section (Executive Committee 2011-present).

Member, Board of Regents, Loyola Marymount University (1983-1998); Director, Los Angeles Oncologic Institute (1987-1992); Trustee, Hawaii Medical Library; Director, Palama Settlement (Honolulu); Regent, Chaminade University of Honolulu (1979-1983).


LL.B. (1960), Loyola Law School

B.S. (1957), Loyola University

Various nondegree courses, University of Southern California Law Center; Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Justice Curry is available nationally and internationally.

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