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William J. Kurtz

Divorce and separation Attorney at Syracuse, NY

5.0   10 reviews

also known as William J. Kurtz Law Offices

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  • Licensed for 43 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    We have more experience in this practice area than we can easily fit here. Please check out our website to better understand what we have been doing related to separation, divorce, custody, child support, and more for over 38 years.

    43 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    We have more experience in this practice area than we can easily fit here. Please check out our website to better understand what we have been doing related to criminal defense for over 38 years. https://www.kurtzlawoffices.com/criminal-defense

    43 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Our first priority is to defend you at trial, not accept the quickest or easiest plea deal. We see plea deals as agreements, not manifestations of the prosecutor's mercy. If you have a valid defense, we're committed to presenting it in court for you.

    43 years

OVER 35 YEARS OF TRIAL EXPERIENCE. AN ATTORNEY WHO CARES AND WILL FIGHT FOR YOU. CALL (315) 505-4020

Involved in Frateral Orgainizations including Masons and Shriners and Volunteer at the Vera House Legal Clinic where provide Pro Bono Advice for Domestic Violence Victims.  Have numerous cases involving rights of pet owners.  Acting Village Justice 2002-2005.

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Location

William J Kurtz, Esq.
5793 Crabtree Ln
Syracuse, NY, 13039-9503

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Posted by Fortuna! | March 14, 2024
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Felony Criminal/Possession Charges/Traffic
Many many moons ago as a teen I had found / hired Mr. Kurtz to handle some traffic infractions and of course some more serious than others and the results at the end of the day I've been completely resolved and generally with no points on my license. To this day I maintain Mr William Kurtz as my legal/criminal attorney not just because of his professional and respected skills in the courtroom but also because in general is a good well-rounded person who is honest whether you want to hear it or not at the time and will never beat around the bush or string you along!! So if someone is in need of immediate emergency legal counsel whether it's traffic, criminal, ect... I'd HIGHLY RECOMMEND the law office of William J.Kurtz for your legal representation because I CAN TELL YOU FIRST HAND I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT TRUST ME. So thank you again Mr Kurtz for all you've done for me!
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Posted by Joan | August 10, 2021
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TOP NOTCH LAWYER
Mr. Kurtz is the Best Lawyer That you would want to Keep in your Back Pocket for any Criminal Needs Anyone may Have. Mr. Kurtz Handled Both of My Boy's cases and (as a Mother I was so Worried) , Until I found Mr. Kurtz. He Is the Best Lawyer I have ever known. Mr. Kurtz Knows His Criminal Law. I was So Happy for how he handled both my boy's cases. Mr. Kurtz Explains everything and is very professional in his work and works hard to solve the case. I would HIGHLY RECOMEND MR. KURTZ if anyone ever needs a TOP NOTCH LAWYER for any Criminal Troubles. Thank-You Mr. Kurtz for the Hard work you did in Handling Both of my Boys cases.
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Posted by Chris | September 25, 2019
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Review of Mr. Kurtz
I've known Bill for many years and he has never disappointed me. He is an exceptional attorney who will fight hard in the most serious of cases. If you ever find yourself in a spot where you truly need someone to fight hard for you and for what is fair, there is no one better. When I was younger, Bill stepped up against a very aggression District Attorney and fought to the end for me. He is also someone that is very trustworthy and compassionate. In all honesty, I would pick Bill to represent me over the most top rated law firms in the state.
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Posted by Jeff w | August 29, 2019
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Excellent
Great guy, excellent lawyer, awesome outcome with my case. Would hire again or recommend to anyone.
Posted by Sue | April 28, 2019
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Excellent knowledge in several law fields
I have used Bill now only from traffic tickets, custody battle of my beautiful granddaughters right up to being my divorce attorney. Bill fights hard when you can’t, he won’t let you be intimidated and will make sure you are treated fair. He has been and will always be my go to guy, worth every dollar
Posted by Ken | February 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Foreclosure Knowledge
Bill Kurtz gave me excellent legal advice while my landlord was being foreclosed upon. He was up-front about fees and helped my family and I stay in the house we were renting for as long as was legally possible. I would recommend him in a heartbeat. He definitely knows Foreclosure Law and is a fighter you want on your side.
Posted by max | March 23, 2017
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glad i called this man
I was looking at a lot of jail time before i called bill. He not only got me out of jail by winning a trial for me but worked with me with payment plans.Bill is very professional and very kind when talking to his clients and family members,He also helped me out big time with my family court case . I finally get to see my son after 2 long months.over all i respect and appreciate Mr.kurtz for all of the help and support he has givin myself and my family.
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Posted by Cliff-Brewertin | July 26, 2016
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Mr William Kurtz
Words can not describe the amazing job Mr. Kurtz and his staff did for me. I could not have asked for better service. Mr. Kurtz made me feel at ease throughout a very difficult time for me and my family. He worked my case at times most would consider "after hours" and always showed patience explaining the status and details of my case. I would personally use and highly recommend Mr Kurtz again in the future.
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Posted by Marcus | April 8, 2016
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The right man for the job
Bill Kurtz did an excellent job representing me with my legal troubles. He was very upfront and kind. Never had a problem with his services. I'd recommend him for your legal needs
Posted by Christopher | April 1, 2016
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my legal experiance with mr. kurtz
Mr. Kurtz was attentive and followed through with all my legal matters. He was able to get me the best settlement available for what I had gotten myself into. His paralegal is and continues to be very helpful. I was able to pay Mr. Kurtz on a payment plan, which made it possible to retain him as my lawyer. If anyone needs legal services, I highly recommend Mr. Kurtz and his office!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • William J. Kurtz Law Office
  • 1981 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mingolelli and Kurtz PC
  • 1996 - 2000

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • State University of New York, College at Oswego
  • Business
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Fravel
  • Search upheld at trial level, reversed on appeal, police may not use pre-text of some unknown persons safety to gain entry into an apartment or justify a vehicle search as an inventory search prior to lawful impound

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Magistrates Association
  • N/A
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Career Day
  • DWI
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Bill on a number of matters. He has a wealth of knowledge that matches his years of experience. Bill is a skilled practitioner with the capability to navigate any type of case. I have contacted him myself on several occasions as a young attorney looking for practical advice on a specific issue."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Bill on many criminal, matrimonial and family law cases. Bill has decades of courtroom experience, and is one of the best litigators I've ever seen. Bill is an expert in custody, father's rights, grandparent's rights, and extraordinary circumstances cases. However, Bill's range is wide - he has great experience in criminal cases from homicide to DWI trials. Bill Kurtz often accepts trial referrals from other attorneys."
Divorce and separation