Annaleigh E. Curtis focuses her practice on complex litigation matters, particularly intellectual property disputes. Ms. Curtis has represented clients—both patent holders and accused infringers—in cases involving a wide range of technologies, from video coding, wireless transceivers, and erasure coding to treatments for blood clots, neurological disorders, and hemophilia. Ms. Curtis has experience with all phases of litigation, including pre-suit assessment, document discovery, taking and defending fact and expert depositions, motion practice, claim construction, trial, and appeal. She has represented clients in patent and trademark disputes in federal courts and the International Trade Commission, and has experience with post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Ms. Curtis also maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on work for individuals who are incarcerated or detained. She has represented pro bono clients in federal district and appeals courts, federal administrative agency proceedings, and in amicus briefs to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and United States Supreme Court.  

Ms. Curtis is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Ms. Curtis was a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2015. Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Curtis earned a PhD in Philosophy and a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder. During law school she interned at the United States Attorney's Office in Boston and the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. When she’s not working, she enjoys riding her Peloton bike, cooking vegan food, and hanging out with her cat, Lucy.


  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for commercial litigation (2022–2024), appellate practice (2023–2024) and intellectual property litigation (2024).
  • Named to Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers list in 2022 and 2023 in the area of commercial litigation.

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  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2016

      cum laude

      Submissions Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Gender

    • PhD, Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2013

    • BA, Philosophy, Washburn University, 2008

      summa cum laude

  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts



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