Judge F. Paul Kurmay (Retired)
An attorney since 1969, serving in two Probate Court positions at the same time, and the father of Attorney Charles Kurmay, Judge F. Paul Kurmay (retired) is of counsel to our firm. Born and raised in Stratford, Connecticut, Hon. Kurmay is a graduate of the University of Virginia, as well as Georgetown Law Center. He was elected Probate Judge in Stratford in 1978 and served in that Court while also working as Probate Court Administrator from 1995 to 2002. Ordained as a Roman Catholic deacon in 1995, he has worked tirelessly to relieve hunger and homelessness in the Stratford area.
Judge Kurmay's work with children and families earned him the New Haven-based Children in Placement's Judge Thomas D. Gill Award in 2004 and the Casey Family Services Award for Children in 2001. His many professional and community awards include the Bridgeport Bar Association's Outstanding Service Award in 2007 and the Connecticut Probate Assembly's Judge of the Year in 1988. A sampling of his publications include "Do Children Need a Bill of Rights? Children as More than Objects of the Law" (1996) and "Children in the Probate Courts of Connecticut Building a Case for Greater Resources" (1999).