Seth A. Kurs

Seth A. Kurs

Location:
Lakewood, New Jersey
Phone:
888-657-9720 (Toll free)
732-719-4156
Fax:
732-905-6555
Email:

BACKGROUND
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.

EDUCATION
Mr. Kurs received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State College, and his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School.

BAR ADMISSION
New Jersey, New York, and the Federal District of New Jersey.

TRAINING
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.

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:

PROSECUTING EXPERIENCE
Appointed Prosecutor:
East Windsor Township - 2008 & 2009
Assigned Prosecutor:
East Brunswick Township - 2007-2008
North Brunswick Township - 2007-2008
Helmetta Borough - 2007-2008
Substitute Prosecutor:
Hamilton Township - 2009
Lawrence Township - 2009
Princeton Borough - 2009
Plainsboro Township - 2009
Cranbury Township - 2009
Spotswood Township - 2007-2008

COMMUNITY SERVICE
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 served as 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 united 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, East Windsor Township Rescue Squad, District One, and the East Windsor Township Fire Company #1.
Mr. Kurs has been 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.

PUBLIC OFFICE
Mr. Kurs has been serving as a Hightstown Borough Councilmember since 2014. Mr. Kurs currently serves as the Hightstown Police Commissioner, and liaison to the Hightstown First Aid Squad. He has previously served as liaison to the Hightstown Engine Company #1, Hightstown Housing Authority, and the Hightstown Historic Preservation Committee.

OTHER
Mr. Kurs is also an accomplished musician, with musical performances in Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Municipal Prosecution
  • Municipal Defense
  • Criminal Defense
  • Collections
  • Matrimonial
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Restraining Orders
  • Adoptions
  • Family
  • Landlord/Tenant Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2004
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey, 2004

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • Juris Doctor - May, 2003
  • Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - May, 2000

Past Employment Positions

  • American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Intern
  • New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Intern
  • Office of the Attorney General, Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau, Intern
  • Supreme Court of New York, Kings County, Criminal Division, Domestic Violence Part, with the Honorable Charles A. Posner, Judicial Clerk
  • Hightstown Engine Company #1, Liaison
  • Hightstown Housing Authority, Liaison
  • Hightstown Historic Preservation Committee, Liaison

Pro Bono Activities

  • WomansSpace, June 1, 2009 - Present
  • East Windsor Township Rescue Squad, January 14, 2004 - Present
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Medical Transportation Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association, founding member
  • Lawrence Township First Aid Squad, pro bono counsel
  • Roosevelt First Aid, pro bono counsel
  • Beverly-Edgewater Park First Aid, pro bono counsel
  • Cartaret First Aid Squad, pro bono counsel
  • East Windsor Township Rescue Squad, pro bono counsel
  • District One, pro bono counsel
  • East Windsor Township Fire Company #1, pro bono counsel
  • Mercer County Domestic Violence Victim Response Team

Ancillary Businesses

  • Hightstown Police Commissioner
  • Hightstown First Aid Squad, Liaison

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi