Judge Profile

Donald Scott Kurtz

Judicial Experience:

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Kings County, Elected, 2006 to 2019
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County, Elected, 2000 to 2005

Other Professional Experience:

  • Law Secretary, Hon. Sebastian Leone, Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County, 1985 to 1999
  • Law Secretary, Hon. Frank J. Pino, Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County & Presiding Justice of the Appellate Term, 2nd & 11th Judicial Districts, 1983 to 1985
  • Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Abraham G. Gerges, 1982 to 1983
  • Assistant to General Counsel, New York City Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1976 to 1982

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, Brooklyn College, 1976

Admission to the Bar:

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY, 1983

Publications/Lectures:

  • Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law - The New Guardianship Proceeding, Brooklyn Bar Association, Brooklyn Barrister, Vol. 44, No. 3, March, 1993

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Vice-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Brooklyn Bar Association, 2004 - 2007
  • Vice Chair, Tort Law Section, Brooklyn Bar Association, 2004 - present
  • Co-Vice Chair, Civil Court of the City of New York Committee, Brooklyn Bar Association, 2000 - 2006
  • Organizer / Coordinator / Head Coach, Sporting Club Gjoa / Elmont Soccer Club, 1996 - 1999
  • Assistant Coordinator / Head Coach / Referee, American Youth Soccer Association Region 473, 1993 - 1996
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, 85 Livingston Street Tenants Corporation, 1991 - 1993
  • Small Claims Court Arbitrator, Civil Court, Kings County, 1988 - 1999
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