Attorney Profile

Curt C. Barwick

Founding Partner

Curt C. Barwick is one of the founding partners of McConnell Barwick LLP.
Prior to joining McConnell Barwick LLP in 1996, Mr. Barwick was General Counsel of DVI Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. Earlier, he served as a member of the corporate/securities department with the Newport Beach office of Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger and the Los Angeles office of a prominent Southern California firm that was acquired by the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie. Mr. Barwick is the former Co-Chair of the Corporations Committee and Vice Chair of Legislation of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar. He continues to serve as a Vice Chair of Corporations Committee and as an Advisor to the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.

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Mr. Barwick was admitted to the California Bar in 1983 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1985.

Ratings and Awards:

Mr. Barwick has been consistently recognized as one of the leading corporate attorneys in Southern California. In 2020, Mr. Barwick was named “Attorney of the Year” by Best Lawyers of America in Corporate Law in Orange County, and has been selected by fellow attorneys for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in Southern California every year since 2009. In 2015, Mr. Barwick was listed in the Los Angeles Times as one of Orange County’s ten best corporate lawyers. Mr. Barwick has received a AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubble for excellence in legal ability and ethical standards and a perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating by AVVO. In 1992, Mr. Barwick was awarded the State Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award by the California Bar Association.


Mr. Barwick graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976, and from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Master of Arts degree in 1977. He was awarded his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1983.


Mr. Barwick is the past Chairman and a current member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Business and Corporate Law and Financial Practice Sections. He also is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Sections and the Federal and State (“Blue Sky”) Securities and Private Equity – Venture Capital subcommittees).


Mr. Barwick has been a contributing author and/or editor of the following publications of the California State Bar: Guide to California Securities Law Practice (2003); Report on Legal Opinions in Business Transactions (2005); Handbook for Incorporating a Business in California (2006).

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