Curtiss S. Schreiber



Curtiss S. Schreiber is an associate at Donohue Brown who focuses on complex commercial litigation and defending professionals in malpractice cases. Mr. Schreiber joined DBMS in 2017, after having worked as a litigator at another firm following his graduation from University of Chicago Law School.

During his time at DBMS, Mr. Schreiber has represented clients in high exposure litigation in conducting depositions, preparing pre-trial submissions and motions, arguing motions in limine and second-chairing potential high verdict trials. He has secured dismissals and summary judgment orders in favor of attorney clients in professional liability cases involving complex banking, employment and probate matters. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Schreiber has been a major contributor to DBMS’ appellate practice and has written dozens of appellate briefs during his time at the Firm, many of which contributed to favorable opinions that have been published.

Mr. Schreiber received his undergraduate degree in English and philosophy, summa cum laude, from Augsburg College, where he served as editor-in-chief of the college’s newspaper and the director of the college’s writing tutoring center.



  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2011
  • B.A. in English and philosophy, Augsburg College, summa cum laude, 2008


  • Leading Lawyer (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021)
    • Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2022)
    • Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants


  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2020


“Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements: Hurdles to Enforcement,” Presentation for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education (May 2016)


Plaintiff v. Defendant Family Practice Physician

03/11/2019 Client:

Defendant Family Practice Physician


Verdict for the Defense.

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