Representing Victims of
Catastrophic Injuries Nationwide
We are experts in representing people harmed by the negligence of individuals and corporations. We have decades of experience representing clients from coast to coast, whether injured by a catastrophic accident, a dangerous drug or a defective product. We may be able to help you recover compensation if you have been needlessly injured. We have a proven record and we get results. Our firm has stood up against major drug and medical device manufacturers in lawsuits in Texas and throughout the United States.
The nationwide lawyers of Curtis Law Group charge no up-front fees or costs in dangerous drug and defective medical device cases. We only get paid when we obtain a financial settlement or jury award for you.
Bill is a trial lawyer, and is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and did his undergraduate work both at North Dakota State University and at Moorhead State University in Minnesota, where he completed his under-graduate degree magna cum laude. He took his law degree from Baylor University School of Law, and began practicing as a defense lawyer for one of the 25 largest law firms in the state of Texas. After several years of defense work, Bill recognized his passions were on the plaintiffs side and now represents victims of negligence as a trial lawyer.
Bill is a frequent author and speaker, and for several years was a contributing author to an annual survey on tort law in the SMU Law Review. He served as the Vice-Chair for the Sections and Litigation Group Coordinating Committee for The American Association of Justice. He also served as a Trustee for the National College of Advocacy.
For over a decade, he sat on the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He has earned a membership in the College of the State Bar of Texas, is an invited member to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been repeatedly named by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer, most recently in 2013. Bill is also AV Preeminent Rated by Matindale Hubbell by his fellow trial lawyers, an honor earned by only a select few. As a trial lawyer, Bill's practice includes catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases of all types, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical cases.
Because of his expertise in pharmaceutical cases, Bill is frequently interviewed by national news media, such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lawyers Weekly and numerous others.
R. Ashley Veitenheimer
Ashley was born in Austin, Texas and grew up in Fort Worth and Weatherford, Texas. After completing two years at the University of Missouri, she moved back to Texas to be closer to her family and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University, graduating cum laude, in 2002. She then attended Baylor University School of Law where she was a member of two moot court and two mock trial teams, including the National Mock Trial team. Ashley graduated and earned her law license in early 2006. Since that time, she has honed her litigation skills and, for the past several years, she has worked at The Berry Firm, PLLC in Dallas where she focused on defending clients in medical malpractice, products liability, premises, employment, and personal injury cases. She also had an active appellate practice and managed the paralegals for the three-office firm.
Ashley brings with her a strong desire to help those who have suffered legal wrongs and an understanding of how such cases are viewed and valued for settlement or trial. This knowledge will assist her in her practice of representing the injured. Her compassion for others and willingness to work for the best outcome are hallmarks of her character and work ethic.
Ashley is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Dallas Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in all state courts in Texas, the Northern District Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Fred is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of trial and appellate experience. He focuses his practice solely on representing victims and their families who have suffered serious personal injury or lost a loved one because of the fault of others. Fred has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 20 years. Fred was born in Wichita, Kansas, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wichita State University in 1969 and received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University in 1973. He began practicing as a plaintiff’s lawyer with the firm of Baker & Foreman in Dallas Texas and then opened his own law firm in 1979. In 2000 he cofounded the firm of Parham, Jones and Shiver, LLP, and in 2006 he co-founded the firm of Russell & Shiver, LLP. On September 1, 2013 he joined his good friend Bill Curtis in Curtis Law Group in an Of Counsel capacity.
Fred has tried over 50 cases to verdict representing only plaintiffs, and has handled many hundreds of trucking, automobile and air travel accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and insurance litigation cases. Fred recognizes that a serious personal injury accident is more than just a legal matter . . . it is a deeply personal story about traumatic change in the life of an accident victim as well as his or her family. From the start of his law career, outstanding personal service was his goal, and it remains so today. Fred’s ultimate goal is to obtain a full and fair recovery for each client. Along the way, he seeks to provide personalized attention and compassionate counsel to each client. Ultimately, if a particular law suit presents the opportunity for the implementation of positive safety changes by the trucking companies, the product manufactures or the health care providers . . . then those safety changes lead to a safer community for all of our families.
For over a decade, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and also a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association.