Elizabeth H. Curtis

Associate Attorney
Anaheim Hills, California

Ms. Curtis is an associate attorney at Augustin Egelsee, whose primary focus is special education law. Her legal practice largely includes legal research, preparing due process complaints and associated motion work, representing families at IEP meetings, resolution sessions, mediations, prehearing conferences and due process hearings.

Ms. Curtis brings to the firm extensive experience in the legal field. Prior to becoming a practicing attorney, Ms. Curtis worked for many years as a full time law clerk/paralegal while putting herself through law school at night. Most of her previous legal experience is related to civil litigation, personal injury, catastrophic injury, civil rights, family law, and transactional work in the areas of corporate formation, intellectual property, and estate planning. When she began working in the area of special education law, she found her true passion and ultimately a career she loves.

Her first exposure into the world of special education law and juvenile justice came prior to joining Augustin Egelsee, where she was a law clerk for approximately two years at a special education firm representing school districts. Ms. Curtis is thrilled to now be representing students and families with respect to all special education and related matters.

Ms. Curtis provides legal services with integrity, character, and a spirited passion for our clients' interests. She embodies the knowledge, skill, and devotion required to succeed in obtaining justice in this adversarial area of law. Ms. Curtis works with boundless compassion for all of our clients during times of crisis.

Through experience, passion, diligence, and work ethic, Ms. Curtis is a huge asset to our AE Team.


"Dear Elizabeth: Thank you for helping me go to a wonderful school. I am so happy to go to school every day. I just want to let you know that I have good grades in every subject now. I have improved so much here. I love it when people don't judge me because of who I am. I get up very early every day and I want to go to school. Thank you for giving me this help. You have a big heart and you help kids. I would not be where I am if it weren't for you helping me and my mom. Sincerely, Client."

"Elizabeth H. Curtis has done a magnificent job helping my daughter. She prepared an amazing Due Process Complaint which thoughtfully spelled out the important facts and law related to my daughter's case. The Office of Augustin Egelsee L.L.P is a law firm dedicated to getting you the justice your child deserves. I highly recommend their services." -Client.

"I would like to start by thanking Elizabeth Curtis for providing the best possible meticulous service with my son's education. I feel that Ms. Curtis has provided my son with the right tools for a brighter future, she has given my son a fair and appropriate opportunity for growth and purpose in life and as for my husband and myself the peace and tranquility that all parent should experience when sending their children to school! I am extremely grateful for the office of Augustin Egelsee, LLP, their staff, and most grateful to Elizabeth Curtis for giving us the time she dedicated to my son's education.

It really takes a great person with a great heart and dedication to make a difference and that is what she has done. A heartfelt thank you for all you have done and continue to do on a regular basis. We are fortunate to have met you, without your services we would have not gotten anywhere with the district, my child was left behind and will no longer be left behind, thank you for being on behave of my non verbal child, he and our whole entire family are most grateful to you." --Client

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

- Abigail Adams

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

- B.B. King

Education is the ability to meet life's situations.

- Dr. John G. Hibben

A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.

- Helen Keller

Elizabeth thank you for helping our daughter. You are an angel from above. We did not have an easy case that's for sure. The fact that my daughter was getting passing grades and in great College Bound programs, the school did not feel the need for additional support. We were being brushed off for two years. I had taken every step possible, from contacting every teacher, administrative staff and the district. I finally had enough, I was referred to Augustin Egelsee, who came as very highly recommended.

Elizabeth, you were definitely on it! Knowing it was a difficult case, you accepted the challenge. You worked hard and diligently at advocating for my daughter until getting her what she was entitled to and deserves. I love how you keep in touch, genuinely care, and are passionate and very professional at what you do. Thank you with all our heart! God bless you for helping families like ours. We were so frustrated until you came into our lives. For that I am eternally grateful! A MILLION TIMES THANK YOU!

Areas of Practice

  • Special Education Law

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • Southern California Institute of Law, Santa Barbara, California
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Honors: Dean’s List Merit Scholar
    • Honors: Highest Honors in Legal Research, Business Organizations, Real Property
    • Honors: Research Associate at Santa Barbara County Law Library, Library Volunteer, and Library Host for Legal Research law school classes
    • Honors: Dean’s Nominee and Student Pupil Representative at William L. Gordon Inn of Court
    • Honors: Law Student Representative at Santa Barbara Judges’ Chamber Series on Litigation and Courtroom Practices
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
    • Major: Kinesiology
    • Major: Applied Physiology
    • Minor: German