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Curtis J. Busby

Curtis J. Busby


Curtis Busby focuses his practice on defending manufacturers in product liability claims in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Having defended large corporations in very technical and complex claims involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death, Curtis has extensive experience in litigation for nearly every major vehicle manufacturer and is well-versed in consumer products litigation with his extensive work representing manufacturers of household appliances and products. He has worked as an integral part of the lead counsel team for a major vehicle manufacturer and managed the national discovery related to product liability litigation involving recreational vehicles.

In his practice, Curtis has experience with cases that involve construction defect, fires, crashworthiness, seat belts, respiratory issues, rollover/roof crush, air bags, alleged brake failures, warning and warranty issues. He has defended a multitude of products including household appliances and furniture, automobiles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and industrial utility vehicles. He also has experience representing medical device manufacturers and defending products within the energy industry such as high voltage transformer components.

Curtis is committed to understanding cases in full detail. He effectively lays the groundwork in the beginning stages of a case, working closely and frequently with many different technical experts such as mechanical engineers, accident reconstructionists, biomechanics, medical doctors, toxicologists and metallurgists.

While at Brigham Young University, Curtis received the John S. Welch Award for Outstanding Legal Writing in 1998. Curtis also interned in Washington D.C. with Senator John McCain. Outside of the courtroom, Curtis enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1999
  • Nevada, 1998
  • Utah, 2010
  • New Mexico, 2017

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico

  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1998

     Managing Editor, Journal of Public Law

  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1995
    cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Professional Associations

    • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
    • State Bar of Arizona
    • State Bar of Nevada
    • State Bar of New Mexico
    • State Bar of Utah

Recent News, Events and Blogs

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  • "Nevada Allows Seatbelt Nonuse Evidence in Defect Case," ABA News & Developments, Co-Author, June 2011