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Jon B. Kurtz

Family Attorney at Winston-salem, NC

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jon

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Jon has been a board-certified specialist in family law since 2001. Only approximately 3.5% of North Carolina lawyers are certified as specialists. He has served as the committee chair of the Family Law Specialization Committee for the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. This organization is tasked with the responsibility of examining and certifying family law practitioners as board-certified specialists in North Carolina.

Jon has been a guest lecturer and author for numerous continuing legal education programs and publications and has additionally served as an adjunct professor teaching family law at the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Jon's practice includes all areas related to divorce, such as child custody, child support, post separation support, alimony, equitable distribution and domestic violence.

 

Location

Kurtz Whitley Guy & Simos, PLLC
119 Brookstown Ave., Suite 400
Winston-salem, NC, 27101

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Posted by Joseph | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded my every expectation!
Mr. Kurtz expertly guided me through the most challenging time of my life, from initial consultation to the finalization of my divorce. He was the first attorney I'd ever hired and investing in his services turned out to be the best money I've ever spent! He is extremely knowledgeable, very kind and although my situation was unconventional, he devised a great plan and executed it brilliantly. Every email, phone call and visit I had with him, his paralegal and his office was a pleasant one. If you need EXCELLENT representation, you've found it! You won't regret trusting Jon with your case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Miracle Worker
Mr. Kurtz agreed to take on my complicated third-party custody case. He worked diligently to ensure that I was not only awarded the right to pursue custody, but was actually awarded custody of the daughter I had raised since infancy. Mr. Kurtz is an extremely thorough and organized attorney and was well-prepared for all of the many court hearings we attended. Although he was the professional and was always willing to provide his opinion, Mr. Kurtz let me make the final call about how to proceed with the case, if a decision was required. His communication with me was regular and consistent and responses to all emails or phone calls were always made in a timely manner. I would highly recommend using Mr. Kurtz's legal services for any family law matter!
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Posted by Terry Cribb | November 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
100% worth it!
Jon comes prepared. That really helped in settling my case. I couldn't have asked for more from an Attorney. I would highly recommend!

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Work Experience

  • Member
  • Tash & Kurtz, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Member
  • Morrow Alexander Tash Kurtz & Porter, PLLC
  • 1995 - 2005

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Crews v. Paysour, COA16-604
  • Trial court was reversed and case remanded.
  • Brackney v. Brackney, 363 N.C. 853, 694 S.E.2d 200 (2010)
  • Martin v. Martin, 202 N.C. App. 584, 691 S.E.2d 133 (2010)
  • Reversed
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Associations

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Firm Listing as Tier 1 for Family Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America Family Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Chair 2012-2014
  • 2008 - Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • Listed Among the top "Super Lawyers in NC (Limited to Top 5%)
  • 2006 - Present
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • AV Rated (Highest Rating)
  • 2006 - Present
  • Board of Legal Specialization - Family Law
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2001 - Present
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Family Law Professor
  • 2007 - 2007
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
  • Co-Course Planner, Basics of Family Law, CLE
  • 2006 - 2006
  • North Carolina Family Law Specialists Annual Conference, CLE
  • Co-Course Planner 2013 & 2005
  • 2005 - 2013
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
  • Co-Course Planner, Basics of Family Law, CLE
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Family law Section, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2004 - 2005
  • North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Council
  • Chair, Alimony Legislative Committee 2003-2007
  • 2002 - 2007
  • North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Council
  • Treasurer 2001-2002
  • 2001 - 2002
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association
  • Ethics & Grievance Committee - Chair 2002-2003
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee 1999-2000 & 2002-2003
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Young Lawyer's Division of the Forsyth County Bar
  • President 1999-2000
  • 1999 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Boss of the Year
  • Legal Support Staff of Winston-Salem
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Basics of Family Law CLE, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Preparing & Managing and Equitable Distribution Case
  • 2016
  • Child's Play: An Overview of Custody Issues. North Carolina Bar Foundation, CLE
  • Third Party Custody & Visitation
  • 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation
  • Managing a Child Custody Case
  • 2010
  • Wake Forest School of Law Continuing Legal Education
  • Relationship Between Equitable Distribution, Alimony & Child Support
  • 2007
  • North Carolina Family Law Specialists Conference, CLE
  • Custody Motions
  • 2007
  • Family Forum, NC State Bar Association
  • Equitable Distribution of Stock Grants - The Lesson of Ubertaccio
  • 2005
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation
  • Legal Traps in Family Law Cases
  • 2004
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • North Carolina's Alimony Statute: Is it Time for Guidelines?
  • 2003
  • Wake Forest School of Law Continuing Legal Education
  • How to Avoid Reduction of Your Client's Marital Share in Equitable Distribution
  • 2002
  • Wake Forest University School of Law Continuing Legal Education
  • Alimony
  • 1997
  • Wake Forest University School of Law Continuing Legal Education
  • Divorce
  • 1997
  • Wake Forest University School of Law Continuing Legal Education
  • Family Law Contracts
  • 1997
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Forum
  • Setting Aside Separation Agreements
  • 1996
  • Wake Forest University School of Law Continuing Legal Education
  • Child Support and Interstate Issues
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Basics of Family Law CLE
  • Preparing & Managing an Equitable Distribution Case
  • 2016
  • Child's Play: An Overview of Custody Issues.
  • Third Party Custody & Visitation
  • 2014
  • The Modern Family, 2010 Basics of Family Law
  • Managing a Child Custody Case
  • 2010
  • Family law - How To's, A Practical Guide for Handling Family Law Cases
  • Custody Motions
  • 2009
  • Wake Forest School of Law Continuing Legal Education
  • Relationship Between Equitable Distribution, Alimony and Child Support
  • 2007
  • Family Law Specialists Conference
  • Custody Motions
  • 2007
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Clinic Program
  • Client Interviewing Techniques
  • 2006
  • Alimony & PSS - Ten Years After the Fact (2005 Family Law Annual Meeting)
  • Creative Uses for Financial Standing Affidavits and Pretrial Orders
  • 2005
  • Evidentiary Issues in Child Custody Cases: Hot Topics in Family Law
  • Use and Limits of Protection
  • 2004
  • Basics of Family Law
  • Legal Traps in Family Law Cases
  • 2004
  • Practical Family Law 2002 Seminar
  • How to Avoid Reduction of Your Client's Marital Share in Equitable Distribution
  • 2002
  • Guest Speaker, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • How to Succeed As a New Lawyer
  • 1999
  • Guest Speaker Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Opportunities for Young Lawyers in the Legal Profession
  • 1998
  • What You Didn't Learn in Law School Seminar
  • What You Didn't Learn of Law School
  • 1997
  • Practical Family Law Deskbook 1996
  • Child Support and Interstate Issues
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a colleague and as a most capable attorney for any opposing party, I have the greatest of respect for Jon Kurtz! I have known him for nearly twenty years, and without exception, Jon is always fully prepared for either negotiation, mediation or trial. He knows the law, and has acquired a wealth of experience in dealing with even the most complex family law cases. Coupled with his unwavering good judgment and practical handling of family law cases, Jon is a formidable adversary, but always one who operates within the bounds of sound ethics and the ultimate in professional courtesy. I look forward to continuing to serve as a member of the Forsyth County Bar for many years to come!"
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While I have never had to face Mr. Kurtz in the courtroom, I have worked with his firm on multiple matters and found him and his firm to be very knowledgable, professional and a strong advocate for his clients. I highly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best in the State. Highly recommend."

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Winston-salem Family Lawyer Jon B. Kurtz
Jon B. Kurtz
Family Attorney
Winston-salem, NC
Licensed for 29 years