Leland B. Curtis
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PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

LAW PRACTICE

Lee concentrates his practice in administrative law, estate planning, health care, municipal law, probate, trust and estate administration, public utility law, real estate and telecommunications law. His background at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, the Missouri Public Service Commission, and extensive public utility practice (including representation of MCI WorldCom) have provided him with the opportunity to brief and argue numerous cases before all of the Courts of Appeals in Missouri, including the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern and Western Districts and the Missouri Supreme Court. Lee has written numerous briefs and petitions in the U.S. Supreme Court as well as written papers and given lectures in the areas of telecommunications and municipal law throughout the country.


BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri (1968)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Missouri Asian American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Bar Association

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Best Lawyers in America; Communications Law, Energy Law (2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America; Energy Law (2010)
  • Best Lawyers in America; Public Utility Law (1990)

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1968
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1965

COMMUNITY/CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • St. Louis ARC (Chairman of the Board, 2010 – 2011; Board Member, 1998 – 2010)
  • Elder for Central Presbyterian Church (1988 – present)
  • St. Louis County Productive Living Board (1988 – 1992)
  • Chairman, Missouri State Savings and Loan Commission (1986 – 1990)
  • Councilman, City of Webster Groves, Missouri (1986-1990)
  • Vice Chairman, Missouri Bar Administrative Law Committee (1982 – 1986)
  • Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission, City of Webster Groves, Missouri (1980-1986)
  • General Council, Missouri Public Service Commission (1974 – 1977)
  • General Counsel, Missouri Department of Revenue (1973 – 1974)
  • U.S. Army (1969 – 1971)
  • Missouri Assistant Attorney General (1969)