Curt is an experienced trial attorney working for defendants and plaintiffs in complex civil litigation. He has represented clients in a wide range of matters including oil and gas, business formation, contractual disputes, probate, trusts and estates, leases, property law, employment and toxic torts. He has significant experience in complex lawsuit discovery as well as oil and gas leases. His civil litigation experience includes e-discovery and document reviews pertaining to all aspects of the discovery process, from identification and retention to collection, processing, review, and post-production litigation support. Curt also devotes a substantial amount of time to probate court appointments. Experienced in negotiations, Curt represents clients through alternate dispute resolution means preceding and as an alternative to litigation. In addition to extensive courtroom practice, Curt has an appellate background.

A retired U.S. Air Force rated officer, Lt. Col. Schwake is knowledgeable in operations and regulations relating to emerging technologies such as drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Industry 4.0.  

News & Publications

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
  • Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Police Protective Fund Advisory Council
  • EmanciPET, (Compliance Counsel)


Baylor University Law School, J.D., 1986 (Dean’s List 1994-1996, Order of Barristers, Leighton B. Dawson Moot Court Award)

Texas A&M University, B.S., 1982

Bar admissions

  • Texas

Court admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals: Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern Southern and Western Districts of Texas
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