Jay M. Kurtz


Jay M. Kurtz - Pottstown PA Lawyers serving Montgomery, Berks & Chester Counties

Jay M. Kurtz – Pottstown PA Lawyers serving Montgomery, Berks & Chester Counties

Primary Practice Areas

Criminal Defense, DUI, Family Law, Unemployment Compensation, Landlord/Tenant, Firearms Licensing

Law School

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia PA

Undergraduate School/Degree

Kutztown University, B.A. in English Literature (Magna Cum Laude)

Bar Affiliations and Activities

Berks County Bar Association, Licensed Reading School District substitute teacher

Awards and Honors
  • Recipient, Emma Richards-Bausch Award in Literary Criticism
  • Recipient, Bennett Harris Humorous Writing Award
  • Member, Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Fraternity)
  • Member, Phi Sigma Pi (National Honor Fraternity)
Brief Bio

Attorney Kurtz began his legal career as a certified legal intern with the Berks County District Attorney’s Office. Upon graduation from law school he was hired as an Assistant District Attorney where he represented the commonwealth in matters ranging from simple summary infractions through complex drug and assault prosecutions. While with the DA’s office he gained significant trial experience, as well as handled hundreds of hearings before the Court of Common Pleas and the Magisterial District Courts. He was trained in the Top Gun drug prosecution school, served as a principal creator of the DA’s Nuisance Bar Task Force, and was the editor/writer of a preliminary hearing manual for other attorneys. After leaving the District Attorney’s office, he started his own practice in Berks County, PA focusing primarily on Criminal Defense and landlord/tenant matters. In March of 2014, Mr. Kurtz brought his criminal defense practice to Rick | Linn as a partner.