William E. Curtin
Bill Curtin is a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice in the Office of the United States Trustee for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Curtin oversees some of the largest Chapter 11 cases in the Eastern District, conducts trials, presides over statutory meetings of creditors and regularly litigates issues in Chapter 11cases.
In Chapter 7 cases, Mr. Curtin supervises several panel trustees and routinely litigates motions to dismiss and objections to discharge. He also regularly pursues bankruptcy petition preparers who violate the Bankruptcy Code and pursues actions against abusive creditors.
In addition, Mr. Curtin is designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and assists in the prosecution of bankruptcy fraud cases.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Curtin was an attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. He began his career as a legal adviser at the United States Combined Arms Center and then spent three years as a defense counsel with the United States Army Trial Defense Service.
Working primarily at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and in Mosul, Iraq, Mr. Curtin conducted numerous jury and bench trials to verdict. He has tried cases before military juries and judges in eight states and three countries, representing clients charged with offenses including murder, rape, assault, drug distribution and larceny.
In 2004 and 2005, Mr. Curtin was the officer-in-charge of the Trial Defense Service's office in Northern Iraq based in Mosul. In that capacity he was responsible for the provision of legal defense services to roughly twenty-five percent of Army soldiers serving in Iraq.
Bill was awarded commendations for his military service including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.