Curtis Clinesmith

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Curtis Clinesmith
Representation of individuals is the cornerstone of the Clinesmith Lawfirm philosophy.

Since the firm’s formation, Curtis has represented individuals exclusively. Clinesmith will continue to strive for justice for those harmed by others.

Clinesmith focuses his efforts on cases involving general negligence and nursing home litigation. Curtis earned a Bachelors degree in Education and a Masters in History from the University of North Texas. Prior to practicing law, Curtis taught history in the public schools

He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he was a member of the Board of Advocates. The Board was responsible for the administration of all student advocacy competitions.

He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1997, and is a member of the Denton County Bar Assocation, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is also an active participant in ATLA's Nursing Home Litigation Practice Group.

Clinesmith is active in his community. He has served on the board of directors for the North Texas Exes, Communities In Schools and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Curtis is also active in politics. Supporting those who advocate for the rights of the individual. Most recently, he served on the finance committee for Senator John Edwards Presidential campaign.

  • Licensed in Texas


  • Education
    • University of North Texas (B.S. 1988)
    • University of North Texas (M.S. 1993)
    • St. Mary’s University (J.D. 1997)

  • Member:
    • Denton County Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • Greater Denton Trial Lawyers Association
    • National Citizen's Coalition For Nursing Home Reform
    • ATLA Nursing Home Litigation Group

  • Community Activities:
    • North Texas Exes
    • Big Brother-Big Sisters
    • Communities in Schools