Curtis joined Shook in 2012 after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law.

During law school, Curtis was a note and comment editor for the UMKC Law Review, president of the Student Bar Association, teaching assistant for the UMKC legal research and writing program, and research assistant for the Friedman on Leases treatise. He also served as a student extern for The Hon. Gregory Kays of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri.