Longtime Judge Brings Probate Savvy to Son's Firm

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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