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Michael Curtis, J.D.

School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

michael curtis
Degrees & Certificates

B.A in Criminal Justice from West Liberty University
Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law

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Associate Professor Michael T. Curtis teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, trial preparation, and ethics. Mr. Curtis earned his B.A in Criminal Justice from West Liberty University and his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Associate Professor Curtis is a former police officer for the city of Weirton, West Virginia, where he was employed in many capacities from patrol to investigations. During this time, he was a head wrestling coach at Steubenville Catholic Central High School, in Steubenville, Ohio. Mr. Curtis is a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy, where he received the honor of being selected as the “Most Outstanding Officer” of his class. Professor Curtis is a licensed attorney and has practiced law since 2006. He is a former founding partner of the law firm of Grishkevich and Curtis, P.L.L.C., specializing in general practice, bankruptcy law, criminal defense, personal injury, medical malpractice, and family law. Mr. Curtis is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served in the Persian Gulf and was awarded the Southwest Asia Service Medal.