On May 1, 2015, we unexpectedly lost our friend and partner John M. Curney, Jr. John was a loving husband and father who would do anything for the loves of his life, Patty, and his children Will and Zeke. He was an avid fisherman and a born leader – wise, confident, decisive, generous, unselfish, compassionate, fair, and straight forward. He would give a person in need the shirt off of his back, and has helped more people, youth organizations, students, and charities than can be listed. He was a fierce adversary – the fish and opponents never really had a chance. John’s personality was larger than life itself. Knowing John, we are confident that he is holding Court in heaven – while the angels marvel at his ability to tell a story. We will miss him.
The partners of Curney, Farmer, House & Osuna, P.C. are dedicated to maintaining the quality of excellent legal service and counsel to which our clients are accustomed. Nothing will change – not our name – not our service. David Farmer has been with the Firm for twenty-five years; Jeff House for fifteen years; and Edward L. Osuna for twelve years. We will continue to charge forward up the hill on every case, for every client – just as John would have it. It would be a disservice to his memory if we did not continue on as if he was here.
John was born in Topeka, Kansas. John was admitted to the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Bar in 1985; the Federal Bar: Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, U.S. Court of Claims in 1986; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit in 1992; the Oklahoma Bar in 2003 and the Idaho Bar in 2009. John founded this firm in 1990. John attended Texas Christian University where he received his Bachelor of Science in 1982. John was a member of 1883 Society and John Clark Society while at TCU. John attended St. Mary’s University School of Law and received his J.D. in 1985. John was Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. John was experienced in multimillion dollar construction, first-party claims, products liability and tort litigation, malpractice and transportation litigation, insurance and complex business tort litigation; a frequent lecturer at insurance claims and insurance training related seminars. John was a member of: Texas Association of Defense Counsel, College of the State Bar of Texas, Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Texas Bar Association, San Antonio Bar Association, Defense Research Institute (Construction Law Committee). John was selected and certified as member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.