Representing Businesses and Families

From your first contact with us to your last, you will experience the quality and dedication that has been provided to my clients since I first established my own legal practice in 1992, after 5 years with a larger firm. With more than 25 years of legal experience, I offer individuals and businesses in Modesto, Merced, Stockton and throughout Northern California aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation.

Practice Areas

Business Law

The world of business can be as dangerous as it is exciting. If you are planning to start your own business in California, or if you want to expand your current business, it is important to know how to protect yourself and your assets. The Law Office of Curtis D. Colaw is dedicated to the aggressive defense of businesses against harm arising from unfair contract terms, unscrupulous rivals, shareholder disputes and frivolous lawsuits. When companies in California need an attorney to help grow their businesses and protect their best interests, they turn to me to get results.   Learn more…

Business Litigation

If you engage in commercial business, sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute with a customer or third party that you’ll need outside help to resolve. At the Law Office of Curtis D. Colaw, I have been assisting businesses for more than 25 years through alternative dispute resolution and civil court trials in both state and federal courts. I have the knowledge and experience to help your business.   Learn more…

Commercial Debt Collection

Clients in Modesto, Merced, Stockton and throughout California have turned to the Law Office of Curtis D. Colaw since 1992 to help them recover the money they are owed for their goods and services. With more than 25 years of experience, I provide you with legal advice and litigation services you can rely on at every level of state and federal court; this includes creditor representation in bankruptcy matters.   Learn more…

Family Law

We are a full-service family law firm in Modesto.  Whether you are anticipating experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict or have disputes about your children, the Law Office of Curtis D. Colaw can help. I provide legal services in all areas of family law.   Learn more…


Saved me money and time. He was willing to work for me and not just be a rep. He has an amazing rapport with everyone in the modesto area. THAT alone helps your case more than you might realize. people respect him and that respect spills over onto you. I got my daughter back after a TRO (A false one) was filed and now have the understanding and paperwork to prevent any false accusations in the future from robbing me of my family. I have even resolved my differences with my ex and are now back with her and solid after quite some time. This man is honest and requires you to be honest as well. not shy or reluctant in taking action. honorable… hope he becomes a judge some day.

Amazing man. He cares and he is legendary at his job.

Mr. Colaw handled my case with professionalism, extensive knowledge and got the results that I needed to resove an issue on collection of a debt that was owed to me and that i had not been able to resolve in any manner. Mr. Colaw is an attorney I would recommend to anyone. He is the best and his staff is very supportive and professional also. I received Mr. Colaw’s name from a Lawyer Referral service and feel so fortunate that I was connected to him. He gets the job done and done well.


DFI Inc a leader in food industry with sales of approx $900m has used Curtis Colaw since 1999. He has been exceptional in providing results (collections), adding dollars to the companys bottom line. He has provided strong support in legal language for sales contracts and credit department policies. He very professional and highly recommend.


John Santillano a Debt Collection client

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