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Longtime Judge Brings Probate Savvy to Son’s Firm

Article by:
Jay Stapleton – The Connecticut Law Tribune 

A small Stratford-based firm that recently opened a second location in Norwalk has an interesting competitive edge: it’s added a longtime probate judge and former state probate court administrator to its ranks.F. Paul Kurmay retired in October after serving as Stratford probate judge for 36 years and immediately joined his son’s law firm. The elder Kurmay, who began practicing in 1969 and was first elected as a probate judge in 1978, also spent seven years as Connecticut’s probate administrator. He said his years of experience will benefit the firm his son launched in 1999.

“In my tenure, I’ve seen all sorts of wild, convoluted cases that were before me,” the older Kurmay said. “Every day, I would learn something new. Now, I want to help my son make use of all of my knowledge and experience. He’s very good in the courtroom; he’s a great litigator. I hope to give him some brain power to help with the probate cases he gets.”…

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Local Law Practice Receives Boost Experienced Former Probate Judge

Article by:
STEVE KOBAK – Hour Staff Writer
Norwalk, Connecticut

While Charles Kurmay was settling into his new Norwalk office space at 97 Washington St. in the fall, his practice acquired 45 years of legal experience in the form of his father.

Kurmay’s father F. Paul Kurmay, a former probate court judge and administrator for state probate courts, has signed on with his son’s law practice as “of counsel,” an attorney who has a relationship with the firm but is not a partner or associate…

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