Overview

During his career,  Michael A. Kurs has handled energy, utility (including water), and telecommunication matters pending before the Connecticut Public Utilities Authority and its predecessor agency, the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control, and before the Georgia Public Service Commission. He has also handled appeals in the Connecticut Supreme Court and Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals in related matters, as well as proceedings in the Connecticut Superior Court and United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Office

  • Hartford
    90 State House Square
    Hartford, CT 06103-3702
  • Professional Affiliations

    Connecticut Bar Association - Executive Committee, Administrative Law Section; Chair and Executive Committee, Anti-Trust and Trade Regulation Section

    Hartford County Bar Association

    Connecticut Bar Foundation - James W. Cooper Fellow

    The Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court

    Community Involvement

    Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance – New England Leadership Committee
    Yale Club and Scholarship Foundation of Hartford - past president

    MetroHartford Alliance The Connecticut Forum - former board of directors member

    New York State Bar Association - House of Delegates - former member

    Honors & Recognitions

    Selected as a 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyer

    Received the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV) 

    Experience

    • Connecticut Supreme Court decision reported at 319 Conn. 367 (2015) (right to arbitration of an energy contract dispute)
    • Connecticut Supreme Court decision reported at 313 Conn. 669 (2014) (wind turbine siting and jurisdiction over siting)
    • Successful defense of challenge by disappointed bidder of award of RFP for development of a generation project
    • Administrative agency proceedings including rate cases, bid contests and siting counsel decisions and appeals to court from agency decisions

    Case Studies

    • “Access Health CT” is the business name and registered trademark for the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange – the state’s health insurance marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Most consumers recognize Access Health CT by the bright yellow and orange logo used to introduce the Exchange to the public, but some individuals search for the Exchange on the Internet using terms such as: “Connecticut insurance exchange” or “CT health insurance exchange.”

    • Our health care attorneys were at the forefront of representing clients in mergers and acquisitions as well as in a host of regulatory matters in the ever-growing ambulatory surgery center sector.

    • Pullman & Comley’s Health Care practice provided regulatory and contracting advice
      and assistance to our hospital clients involved in conducting clinical trials
      of new drugs and medical devices, prior to the Federal Drug Administration’s
      (FDA) approval. 

    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. 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

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