After High School, Curtis went to Berry College in Rome, Georgia, where he majored in History. He then moved to Athens, Georgia to work in a foster home. He also earned a Master's Decree in Social Work before graduating from the University of Georgia Law School in 2000. While there, he served as the Executive Notes Editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and published an article on international adoptions.
After law school, Curtis clerked for the Superior Court Judges of the Conasauga Judicial Circuit in Whitfield and Murray Counties. During that time, he reviewed every adoption filed to ensure the adoption met all the requirements of Georgia law. He is licensed to practice in all Georgia Courts, included the Georgia Supreme Court, where he has successfully argued two cases to unanimous decisions. Curtis is a past President of the Conasauga Bar Association. Curtis coached the Dalton High School Mock Trial team for a number of years, and still serves as an evaluator each year during the Regional tournament. He is an active Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Dalton.
Curtis is married to Amy, who was the director of a local non-profit, until she resigned to come help out around Kleem Law. They have two adult daughters, two teenage sons, and the best-looking grandson a man could hope for. Adoption is near and dear to Curtis and his family, who understand the rich blessings that adoption brings to families.