Jon Brenner Kurtz

  • Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law (Family Law, 2007)
  • Board Certified Specialist in family law by The North Carolina State Bar since 2001
  • Trained Family Law Mediator assisting individuals in the resolution of Family Law matters since 2010.
  • Routinely handles Family Law Appeals and has won cases in both the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.
  • North Carolina State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Specialty Committee 2008-2011, 2011-2014. Committee Chair, 2013-2014.
  • Rated AV” Preeminent, the Highest Possible Rating in both legal abilities and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary - by Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis-Nexis 2006
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America” in the field of family law by Woodward/White
  • Listed among the top Super Lawyers in North Carolina” by Law & Politics magazine since 2006
  • Rating of 10.0 (Top Attorney and Highest Rating) by AVVO.com
  • Listed among the 10 Best” family law attorneys in North Carolina, Client Satisfaction Award, by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association (Family Law Section) and Forsyth County Bar Association since 1994
  • Ethics & Grievance Committee, Twenty-First Judicial District Bar of North Carolina 2000-2003
— Chair 2002-2003
  • Member, Family Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association 2002-2005
— Chair, Alimony Legislative Committee 2003-2007
  • Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Family Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association 2004-2005
  • Treasurer, Family Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association 2001-2002
  • President, Young Lawyers Division of Forsyth County Bar 1999-2000
  • Member, Executive Committee, Forsyth County Bar Association 1999-2000 & 2002-2003
  • Boss of the Year, Legal Support Staff of Winston-Salem 1998-1999
  • Member, Board of Directors, Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina, 2016-
  • Member, Clinic Committee Wake Forest University School of Law 2001-2002
  • Supervising Attorney, Wake Forest University Law School Clinical Program 2001-2005
  • Board of Directors, Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged 1998-2001
  • Vice President, Temple Emanuel 2002-2003
  • Board of Advisors, Brenner Children’s Hospital 2005-
  • Executive Board of Directors, Amarr Garage Doors 2005-2014
  • Corporation Member, Lewisville, NC Fire Department 2009-2012
Education:
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. 1994
University of Alabama, B.A. 1991
  • – Phi Beta Kappa
  • – magna cum laude

Jon Brenner Kurtz

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Education:

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. 1994
  • University of Alabama, B.A. 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • magna cum laude

Licensure, Bar Admittance and Certifications:

  • Certified Family Financial Mediator since 2017
  • Admitted to practice in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina since 1994
  • Licensed as an Attorney and Counselor at Law by the North Carolina State Bar since 1994

    Board Certification:

    • Board Certified Specialist in family law by the North Carolina State Bar since 2001

    Law School Instruction:

    • Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law (Family Law, 2007)

    Professional Honors and Awards:

    • Rated “AV” Preeminent, the Highest Possible Rating in both legal abilities and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary - by Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis-Nexis since 2006
    • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the field of family law by Woodward/White since 2009
    • Listed among the top “Super Lawyers in North Carolina” by Law & Politics magazine since 2006
    • Rating of 10.0 (Top Attorney and Highest Rating) by AVVO.com
    • Boss of the Year, Legal Support Staff of Winston-Salem 1998-1999

    Professional Memberships and Committee Work:

    • Member, North Carolina Bar Association (Family Law Section) and Forsyth County Bar Association since 1994
    • Board of Advisors, Brenner Children’s Hospital 2005- Present
    • Member, Board of Directors, Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina, 2016-2022
    • North Carolina State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Specialty Committee 2008-2014. Committee Chair, 2013-2014.
    • Executive Board of Directors, Amarr Garage Doors 2005-2014
    • Corporation Member, Lewisville, NC Fire Department 2009-2012
    • Member, Family Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association 2002-2005. Chair, Alimony Legislative Committee 2003-2007
    • Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Family Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association 2004-2005
    • Supervising Attorney, Wake Forest University Law School Clinical Program 2001-2005
    • Ethics & Grievance Committee, Twenty-First Judicial District Bar of North Carolina 2000-2003, Chair 2002-2003
    • Member, Executive Committee, Forsyth County Bar Association 1999-2000 & 2002-2003
    • Vice President, Temple Emanuel 2002-2003
    • Member, Clinic Committee – Wake Forest University School of Law 2001-2002
    • Treasurer, Family Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association 2001-2002
    • Board of Directors, Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged 1998-2001
    • President, Young Lawyers Division of Forsyth County Bar 1999-2000
    • Corporation Member, Lewisville, NC Fire Department 2009-2012

    Appellate Cases:

    • North Carolina Supreme Court Cases
      • Ubertaccio v. Ubertaccio, 359 N.C. 175, 604 S.E.2d 912 (2004)
      • McIntyre v. McIntyre, 362 N.C. 503, 666 S.E.2d 749 (2008)
    • North Carolina Court of Appeals Cases
      • Ubertaccio v. Ubertaccio, 161 N.C.App. 352, 588 S.E.2d 905 (2003)
      • McIntyre v. McIntyre, 188 N.C.App. 26, 654 S.E.2d 798 (2008)
      • Brackney v. Brackney, 199 N.C.App. 375, 682 S.E.2d 401 (2009)
      • Martin v. Martin, 2010 N.C.App. LEXIS 283 (2010)
      • Mills v. Davis, 257 N.C.App. 261, 808 S.E.2d 519 (2017)
      • Crews v. Paysour, 252 N.C.App. 426, 797 S.E.2d 380 (2017)
      • Crews v. Paysour, 261 N.C.App. 557, 821 S.E.2d 469 (2018)