Curtis S. Ekmark joined Carpenter Hazlewood Delgado & Bolen in March 2016, but has represented associations since 1993. Mr. Ekmark played basketball at and earned his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and received an academic scholarship to attend Pepperdine University School of Law. While at Pepperdine, he was a member of the Dean’s List, the Law Review and the Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity. He was named the Terry Giles Scholar and the Odell McConnell Scholar before graduating cum laude.
Prior to graduation, he served as a legal intern for Judge John L. Coffey on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. Upon graduation from law school in 1992, Mr. Ekmark accepted a judicial clerkship with Chief Justice Roland B. Day on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mr. Ekmark is a three-time Past President of the Central Arizona Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers, and has Chaired the Legislative Action Committee numerous times. He is President of the Scottsdale Council of Homeowners Associations and Vice President of the West Valley Homeowner Associations.
Mr. Ekmark frequently lectures on association issues, writes columns in local publications, and has appeared on various radio and television newscasts and programs.