Michael Curley Selected as Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by VLP07/18/12
TUCSON, ARIZ. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Michael J. Curley, an associate in the Firm's Tucson office, has been selected as the Volunteer Lawyers Program ("VLP") Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for July. He will receive his award along with fellow Quarles & Brady attorney, Jeremy Lite who was Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney for the Month of January at the VLP's Annual Awards Luncheon this fall.
The Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month is presented to lawyers distinguished for their outstanding pro bono contributions to the VLP. The honor recognizes extraordinary contributions by an attorney in making legal services available to persons who otherwise could not afford them, situations where they have responded in areas of greatest need, where their efforts have produced positive outcomes, where they have demonstrated ongoing commitment to assisting low income clients, and where their encouragement or leadership has engaged their colleagues in pro bono work.
Curley practices in all areas of intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement litigation, trade secret misappropriation litigation, domain name disputes and unfair competition. He has litigated cases in most of the country's patent-heavy jurisdictions, and has developed a particular expertise in defending accused infringers from "non-practicing entities" or "patent trolls." Curley is also an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law teaching trademarks and unfair competition. He received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and his undergraduate degrees, cum laude, from the University of Arizona.
About Volunteer Lawyers Program
Since 1981, VLP has been carrying out its mission to foster hope, self-sufficiency, and access to the justice system by matching volunteer lawyers with low-income Arizonans who have nowhere else to turn. Through their time and expertise, these volunteer attorneys help make the justice system accessible to all.
Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; Shanghai, China; and Washington, D.C. The Firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the Firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.