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 University, 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 thirty 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 a large number of volunteer EMS agencies and fire departments.
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 Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Contracts, Collections, General litigation, Elder Law, Wills & Estates, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care Proxy and Medicaid Applications.
On October 2, 2017, Mr. Kurs was appointed and sworn in as the Municipal Court Judge for the Borough of Hightstown, and he is cross-assigned to all municipalities throughout Mercer County. As a sitting judge, Mr. Kurs is prohibited from having any involvement in the handling of criminal or traffic matters.
Lakewood Township - 2017
East Windsor Township – 2008 & 2009
East Brunswick Township – 2007-2008
North Brunswick Township – 2007-2008
Helmetta Borough – 2007-2008
Harvey Cedars - 2017
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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certicate of Appreciation: Representing DV Victims||New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence||2018|
|Attorney||Archer Law Office, LLC||2017 - Present|
|Prosecutor||Lakewood Township Municipal Court||2017 - 2017|
|Partner||Rothstein, Mandell, Strohm, Halm & Kurs||2016 - 2017|
|Shareholder||Massar & Kurs, P.A.||2012 - 2016|
|Prosecutor - Substitute||Plainsboro / Cranbury||2009 - 2009|
|Prosecutor - Substitute||Hamilton Township||2009 - 2009|
|Prosecutor - Substitute||Lawrence Township||2009 - 2009|
|Prosecutor - Substitute||Princeton Township||2009 - 2009|
|Prosecutor||East Windsor Township||2008 - 2009|
|Prosecutor||East Brunswick||2007 - 2008|
|Prosecutor||North Brunswick||2007 - 2008|
|Prosecutor||Helmetta||2007 - 2008|
|Prosecutor - Substitute||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||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Thomas Edison State University||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|
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