Curt has been a member of the Firm since 1983 and is a partner with the Firm. His practice primarily in the areas of trucking and transportation litigation, insurance and personal injury defense, labor and employment, and professional and commercial litigation.
Admitted to practice in all state courts, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court. Curt is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
He is a member of Texas State Bar Association, Angelina County Bar Association, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC), Defense Research Institute (DRI), past member Region 2-B Grievance Committee SBOT, and past member of the Board of Directors Baylor Law School Alumni Association, Texas Association of Business, Pineywoods Transportation Association, East Texas Safety Council; Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), and American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). 2013 President East Texas Chapter ABOTA; 2013, 2014 Treasurer TEX-ABOTA, 2015 Secretary TEX-ABOTA, 2016 Vice-President TEX-ABOTA, 2017 President-Elect TEX-ABOTA, 2018 President TEX-ABOTA; Super Lawyers – Texas, Transportation 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017; International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) 2016.
Past President and board of directors of the Lufkin Association Downtown Development Corporation; past President and board of directors of Lufkin Volunteer Service Council for the Lufkin State School; past President of the Lufkin Rotary Club; and Board of Directors of the Angelina Operation Immunization Coalition. Bar Association for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. 2007 Vice-Chairman Board of Directors Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce. 2008 Chairman Board of Directors Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce. 2013 Butch McMullen Memorial Silver Spike Award for Community Service, Angelina Leadership Lufkin. 2013-2015 Chairman Board of Directors Angelina Arts Alliance.
Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Curt has lived in Lufkin most of his life. He graduated from Lufkin High School in 1975, from Baylor University in 1980 and from Baylor School of Law in 1983. Curt is married to Jule Tatum Fenley, a 1979 graduate of Baylor University and a 1982 graduate of S.M.U Law School. Curt and Jule have three children, Anne, William and Mary Margaret. He is active in the First Baptist Church of Lufkin and the Lufkin/Angelina Chamber of Commerce.
Curt is a frequent speaker at local and regional seminars for employment and personnel matters and trucking safety and planning.