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James C. Curtiss

James C. Curtiss has been assisting individuals and businesses on employment issues since 1978. His practice has included major plaintiffs' sexual harassment cases receiving national and local media attention as well as numerous employment cases, trials, and appeals in southeastern Michigan representing a major Michigan-based automaker and many individuals. He has chaired a committee of attorneys from the Michigan Manufacturers Association responsible for filing Friend of the Court briefs with state and federal appellate courts. He has been a member of the Employment and Labor Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan since 1978 and has taught college level courses in Employment Law. He is a partner in the firm of Borda Lorenz, P.C. which provides a full range of business legal services.

Professional: Admitted to practice before all trial and appeals courts in the State of Michigan, before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Michigan and the Southern District of Indiana, and before the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Eighth Circuits. Served as a judicial law clerk 1976-78 to Judge Wendell A. Miles, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.

Legal Education: University of Detroit School of Law, Juris Doctor degree, 1973, Executive Editor, Journal of Urban Law 1972-73, Clarence M. Burton Scholarship 1972-73, Presidential Scholarship 1972-73.

Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A. 1973.


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