Arden J. Curry (1923 - 2019)
Arden Curry was the senior member of Pauley Curry, PLLC. He is a veteran of World War II, having served as a marine in the South Pacific. He began practicing law almost 60 years ago, after graduating from West Virginia University College of Law in 1951.
At the conclusion of law school, Mr. Curry moved to Charleston, WV where he has lived and worked ever since. He began his legal career as the Deputy Insurance Commissioner with the West Virginia Insurance Commission. He then practiced as the First Assistant to the Attorney General of West Virginia for three years. He next served as Executive Secretary to Governor William Casey Marland. After leaving that position, Mr. Curry opened a private practice with Governor Marland and through this firm and predecessor firms, continued to represent injured West Virginians ever since.
His practice areas have covered a wide variety of cases over the course of his career including civil trial work, personal injury, medical malpractice, Public Service Commission work, appellate work, and serving as General Counsel to the Department of Agriculture and Special Counsel to the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources for many years. At various times in his career, he has held the highest verdict ever awarded at that time in the state of West Virginia.
Mr. Curry was a member of the West Virginia Association for Justice (previously known as the WV Trial Lawyers Association), serving on its Board of Governors from 1976 to 1984. He was also a member of the Kanawha County, West Virginia and American Bar Associations and the American Association for Justice.
Mr. Curry has appeared before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and was admitted to practice in the courts of West Virginia, the Northern and Southern District Courts and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Curry has an AV rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Curry retired from active practice in 2016.