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Michael A. Kurs

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Hartford Office
90 State House Square
Hartford, CT 06103-3702
p 860.424.4331
f 860.424.4370
Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Mashantucket Tribal Court
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
Education
  • Antioch Law School, J.D., 1980
  • Yale University, B.A., 1977

During his career,  Michael A. Kurs has represented hospitals, insurance companies, managed care companies, banks, construction companies, large employers, municipalities, power generators, and schools. He has also represented physicians (including anesthesia, bariatric, cardiology, ER, family, gerontology, hospitalist, gastrointestinal, OB-GYN, oncology, osteopathic, pediatric, psychiatric and radiology), dentists, nurses and other health care providers. Michael has tried jury and non-jury cases, argued before the appellate courts and represented clients in federal and state agency proceedings including audit, licensure, anti-trust, employment, reimbursement, tax, discrimination and rate cases.

Representative Experience

  • Connecticut Supreme Court decisions including 319 Conn. 367 (2015) (right to arbitration of an energy contract dispute); 313 Conn. 669 (2014) (wind turbine siting and jurisdiction over siting)
  • Successful defense of complex professional standard of care cases and other complaints for physicians and other health care professionals before the Connecticut Medical Examining Board and the Department of Public Health
  • Achieved resolution for hospital of multimillion-dollar negligence actions within limits of hospital’s insurance coverage through negotiations with insurer and plaintiff’s counsel
  • Obtained mediated resolution of multimillion-dollar ERISA claim against Health Plan sponsor
  • Administrative agency proceedings for private and public clients including rate cases, certificate of need proceedings, patient complaint proceedings, bid contests and  representation of clients in appeals to court from agency decisions
  • Representation of medical professionals and institutions in government investigations including investigations related to fraud, abuse and overpayments
  • Counsel and advice to institutions and professionals regarding healthcare and corporate compliance issues including Stark, anti-trust, anti-kickback and HIPAA

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association - Executive Committee, Administrative Law Section; Chair and Executive Committee, Anti-Trust and Trade Regulation Section; Executive Committee, Health Law Section
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation - James W. Cooper Fellow
  • Connecticut Health Lawyers Association - president
  • The Hartford County Bar Foundation, Inc. - treasurer
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Council on Law in Higher Education
  • The Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court

Community Involvement

  • Yale Club and Scholarship Foundation of Hartford - past president
  • MetroHartford Alliance - Connecticut Health Council
  • Connecticut Association for Home Care and Hospice, Inc. - Hospice & Palliative Care Committee (former member)
  • The Connecticut Forum - former board of directors member
  • New York State Bar Association - House of Delegates - former member
  • State of Connecticut Adult Mental Health Planning Council - former vice chair, 2002-2008
  • Connecticut State Board of Mental Health - former member

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyer in the area of Health Care
  • Received the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV)