Curtis Smolar
General Counsel

Curtis Smolar is the General Counsel of Legalist. Previously, he was a commercial litigation partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, an Am Law 100 firm, representing clients such as Paypal, Ebay, and Bank of America.

Curtis has over 20 years of litigation practice ranging from small firms to AmLaw 100 firms. As a trial lawyer, Curtis brought cases through jury trial, bench trial, and arbitration in practice areas spanning complex, commercial, bankruptcy, real estate, intellectual property, personal injury, employment, products liability and other areas of law.

He holds a J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

In the news

Legalist Nabs BigLaw Alum From Another Litigation Funder

Law360

Jan 14, 2021
Law360 reports on Legalist's recruitment of Megan Baer as Investment Counsel
Litigation funding startup Legalist is seeing a boom in demand to back lawsuits — and is hoping to attract hundreds of millions of dollars from investors to keep up with the need

Business Insider

Oct 2, 2020
Business Insider interviews Legalist CEO Eva Shang about how the firm has grown since its launch and how she envisions its future.
Lit Funder Legalist Hits 100-Case Mark as Posner Departs

Law.com

Jun 23, 2020
American Lawyer's Media reports on Legalist's milestone of over 100 cases under investment.
2020 Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance

Lawdragon

Jun 4, 2020
Legalist CEO, COO, General Counsel Named to Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance
52 Best Startup Companies To Watch Out For in 2020

AngelList

Apr 9, 2020
Legalist is among the 52 best startups to watch out for in 2020, according to AngelList.
Announcing Legalist Fund II

Wall Street Journal

Sep 12, 2019
Launching a new Legalist Fund II for $100 million in the Wall Street Journal.