Daniel M. Kurkowski



Daniel Kurkowski is a trial lawyer practicing employment law, labor law, civil rights law and criminal defense law. He was formerly a prosecutor and had a stellar trial record. Daniel Kurkowski specializes in the litigation and civil trials of wrongful termination, harassment and sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination (NJLAD), medical leave issues (FMLA and NJFLA), whistleblower retaliation (CEPA), unemployment appeals, disciplinary hearings, and other adverse employment actions in violation of the law. His approach to employment litigation is that you have to be both extremely aggressive and very reasonable. Daniel Kurkowski also represents clients in all areas of criminal defense law.

Daniel Kurkowski is an elected Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is the past President of the Cape May County Bar Association, and also held the officer positions of Secretary and Treasurer. He is the current Chairman of the Cape May County Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee. He is also an appointed Commissioner of the Superior Court. Daniel Kurkowski is the former Prosecutor of the Borough of West Cape May. He currently sits on the Board of Education for West Cape May. He is a past member of the board of the Cape May County Bar Foundation. He is the former coach for New Jersey Mock Trial state champion Middle Township High School and presently presides as a judge in the New Jersey mock trial competitions. Daniel Kurkowski is also a proud “girl dad” and head coach of his daughter’s select travel soccer team, Cape Express.

Daniel Kurkowski received his law degree from Delaware Law School (formerly known as Widener University School of Law), where he studied primarily civil and criminal trial law, and graduated with honors receiving pro bono distinction. He has studied law at Sydney University Law School in Australia, where he worked directly for the dean of the law school. Daniel Kurkowski was also trained in trial techniques at the National District Attorney Association’s Prosecutors School at the University of South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Drexel University.

Daniel Kurkowski also practices wills and estate planning law, real estate transactions in both a residential and commercial context, personal injury law and general civil litigation and trials.

Professional Affiliations, Admissions and Service

  • New Jersey State Bar (2006-Present)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2006-Present)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees (2021-Present)
  • Trustee (2021)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (2010-Present)
  • Delegate to the General Counsel (2019-Present)
  • Cape May County Bar Association Board of Trustees (2012-2020)
  • President (2018-2019)
  • Treasurer (2017-2018)
  • Secretary (2016-2017)
  • Trustee (2012-2016)
  • Cape May County Bar Association (2010-Present)
  • Cape May County Bar Foundation Board of Trustees (2018-2019)
  • Cape May County Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointment Committee (2018-Present)
  • Chairman (2018-Present)
  • West Cape May Municipal Court (2018-2020)
  • Prosecutor (2018-2020)
  • Delaware Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General (2006-2007)
  • Deputy Attorney General (2006-2007)
  • West Cape May Elementary School District Board of Education (2020-Present)
  • Superior Court of New Jersey – Vicinage 1 (2019-Present)
  • Commissioner (2019-Present)
  • New Jersey School Board Association (2020-Present)
  • Board Delegate (2020-Present)
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (2008-2018)
  • Cape May Center for Community Arts Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • Vice President (2012-2014)
  • Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition (2011-Present)
  • Judge (2015-Present)
  • Middle Township Mock Trial Team Attorney Coach (2012-2014)
  • Ocean City Mock Trial Team Attorney Coach (2011-2012)
  • Cape Express Soccer Club (2021-Present)
  • Head Coach Girls Select Travel Team (2021-Present)