Sussman Shank Hires Seasoned Lawyer Curtis Welch

Sussman Shank LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Curtis A. Welch, an accomplished attorney with over 26 years of experience in construction law, civil litigation, real property law, and insurance law.

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Welch Curtis vCurtis was most recently a partner for over 18 years with Duggan Schlotfeldt & Welch PLLC in Vancouver, Washington.

In his construction law practice, Curtis represents subcontractors, suppliers, owners, and general contractors.  He has substantial experience in both private and public construction law, and in matters relating to both commercial and residential construction projects.  His work includes review and drafting of construction contracts and other construction documents; pursuing or defending claims for payment, including lien claims and bond claims; and pursuing or defending construction defect claims.

Curtis has a broad civil litigation practice in which he represents businesses and individuals in a wide array of matters.  Additionally, he has trial experience in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington, including jury trial experience.

In his real property law practice, Curtis represents clients involved in disputes over real property purchases, leases, easements, boundary lines, adverse possession, and real property partition claims.

Curtis’ insurance law practice includes many years of experience in defending clients who have been sued for negligence or other torts.  He also has substantial experience handling insurance coverage matters.

Curtis received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon.  He is a member of the Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar Association.

About Sussman Shank LLP
Founded in 1960 in Portland, Oregon, Sussman Shank is a full-service business, litigation, and commercial bankruptcy law firm with over 30 lawyers.  Our clients include public and private companies, government entities, institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals.  While we are based in the Pacific Northwest, we frequently represent clients in court proceedings and business transactions throughout the country.  In 2016, Oregon Business Magazine named Sussman Shank as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for” and one of the “100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon.”