Kurt is no stranger to hard work. Long before the advanced degrees and tailored suits, Kurt was a newspaper delivery boy, a soccer referee, a “sandwich artist” (yes, that is a term of art) at Subway, a waiter at Applebees, and a bartender at several establishments.
During the two years between college and law school, Kurt worked as a data analyst with the Healthcare Fraud Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts. In that capacity, Kurt facilitated and maintained discovery and trial preparation materials in large-scale criminal fraud investigations and prosecutions, working with teams of federal prosecutors and special agents from federal administrative agencies.
As a full time law student, Kurt worked nearly full time as a law clerk for Carroll, Guido & Groffman, a New York firm providing transactional services to industry-leading recording artists, songwriters, producers, publishers and record labels. In that capacity, Kurt drafted copyright registrations and terminations of transfer, various use licenses, endorsement agreements and service contracts, as well as maintaining regular communication with performing rights organizations regarding client royalties.
Upon completing law school and passing the New York Bar in 2012, Kurt continued his work in the music industry with a solo practitioner, but that would prove to be short-lived. In 2013, Kurt met his wife, followed her to Michigan, passed the Michigan Bar, and started working with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit. As a prosecutor, Kurt conducted more than 80 felony trials in a wide range of cases involving auto theft, home invasion, armed robbery, assault, arson, drug manufacture, domestic violence, and homicide. Kurt handled all aspects of prosecution, from investigation, charging and discovery, to extensive motion practice, plea negotiations, trial preparation, trial execution, and sentencing. In 2019, Kurt was promoted to Team Lead, responsible for training new prosecutors and handling complex cases.
Kurt joined Dodson, Fowler, Williams & Nesi in 2020.