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Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Kurs spent his elementary school years in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and then the remainder of his primary education years in East Windsor, New Jersey.
Mr. Kurs received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State College, and his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School.
New Jersey, New York, and the Federal District of New Jersey.
While earning his Juris Doctor degree, he gained valuable civil litigation experience while completing an internship with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and criminal litigation experience while completing an internship with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau. Additionally Mr. Kurs served as a judicial clerk in the Supreme Court of New York, Kings County, Criminal Division, Domestic Violence Part, with the Honorable Charles A. Posner.
In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Kurs has been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for more than twenty years. He has served in both volunteer and career capacities, in both urban and suburban communities. His experience is not limited to patient care, as he served three terms as Chief of EMS, has experience in heavy rescue, extrication, hazardous materials (HazMat), emergency management, and he has been a 9-1-1 dispatcher. To this day, Mr. Kurs maintains current certifications and continues to serve as a volunteer on his local rescue squad.
As a founding member of the Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Medical Transportation Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association, Mr. Kurs unites his legal experience with his experience as an EMT. Together with other attorneys who also serve as EMTs or Paramedics, he co-authored a legal treatise on EMS Law. Mr. Kurs serves as pro bono counsel to the Lawrence Township First Aid Squad, Roosevelt First Aid, Beverly-Edgewater Park First Aid, Cartaret First Aid Squad, and the East Windsor Township Rescue Squad, District One.
Mr. Kurs is a frequent lecturer on the Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations of EMS, scope of practice, as well as proper documentation of medical records. Mr. Kurs has been a guest writer for the local newspaper, The Windsor-Hights Herald, as well as for the New Jersey Gold Cross, a magazine published by the New Jersey State First Aid Counsel.
Mr. Kurs served as one of the original members of the Mercer County Domestic Violence Victim Response Team which provides counseling and assistance to victims of domestic violence. The team began as a collaborative effort between Womanspace and the East Windsor Police Department, and now provides services throughout Mercer County. Mr. Kurs continues to support the efforts of Womanspace, and now coordinates his efforts with Womanspace, providing pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
His areas of practice include Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Municipal Prosecution, Municipal Defense, Criminal Defense, Collections, Matrimonial, Divorce, Child Support, Restraining Orders, Adoptions, Family, Landlord/Tenant Litigation, Real Estate and General Litigation.
Mr. Kurs has extensive experience in handling Municipal Court matters, including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI) as he has previously served as a Municipal Prosecutor in the following municipalities:
East Windsor Township – 2008 & 2009
East Brunswick Township – 2007-2008
North Brunswick Township – 2007-2008
Helmetta Borough – 2007-2008
Hamilton Township – 2009
Lawrence Township – 2009
Princeton Borough – 2009
Plainsboro Township – 2009
Cranbury Township – 2009
Spotswood Township – 2007-2008
Mr. Kurs is also an accomplished musician, with musical performances in Carnegie Hall, Royal Music Hall, Alexander Hall, and the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. As a cellist, Mr. Kurs is a lifelong student of classical music, however he has performed on a variety of instruments in various styles of music including classical, jazz, rock and musical theater. No longer performing publicly, Mr. Kurs has kept music as an impassioned hobby, along with juggling.
Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (20-33%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)
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|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||2004||07/10/2016|
|Partner||Rothstein, Mandell, Strohm, Halm & Kurs||2016 - Present|
|Shareholder||Massar & Kurs, P.A.||2012 - 2016|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Plainsboro / Cranbury||2009 - 2009|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Hamilton Township||2009 - 2009|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Lawrence Township||2009 - 2009|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Princeton Township||2009 - 2009|
|Municipal Prosecutor||East Windsor Township||2008 - 2009|
|Prosecuting Attorney||East Brunswick||2007 - 2008|
|Prosecuting Attorney||North Brunswick||2007 - 2008|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Helmetta||2007 - 2008|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Spottswood||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Mercer County Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|New Jersey State First Aid Counsel||N/A||1989 - Present|
|The Gold Cross||My Squad Just Received A Subpoena...||2009|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Thomas Edison State College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Trauma Symposium||Medical Documentation||2007|
|Continuing Education||Medical Documentation||N/A|
|Continuing Education||Medical, Legal and Ethical Considerations in EMS||N/A|