Chad E. Kurtz


Chad handles complex commercial litigation on behalf of a wide range of corporate clients, from Fortune 500 multinationals to ambitious mid-market firms.

His practice is notably diverse, but Chad has particularly deep experience with breach of contract, false advertising, fraud, unfair trade practice, consumer class action, and privacy claims. He recently co-led the successful defense of a global hotel chain in a proposed national consumer class action that involved allegations of “bait-and-switch” advertising with potential damages in the high eight figures.

Indeed, Chad has accrued substantial courtroom experience, having tried multiple jury and bench trials and arbitrations for key firm clients in major commercial disputes.

In addition to his private practice, Chad is committed to pro bono and civic engagement. Inspired by his family’s own experience with Alzheimer's, Chad has been active in both local and national fundraising efforts to benefit research and treatment of this devastating disease. He served as vice chair of the YoungNationALZ group, chair of the sponsorship committee for Washington, D.C.’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and has raised more than $50,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Chad received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is the former president of Brandeis’s Alumni Club of Washington, D.C.

He earned his law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he was lead research editor for the Temple Law Review and served as a teaching assistant for a Legal Research and Writing course. Chad also served as a judicial intern to The Honorable M. Faith Angell, a U.S. Magistrate Judge of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.




Kurtz Named ''Unsung Heroes'' by The Legal Intelligencer

February 23, 2012

Chad E. Kurtz, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, was named ''Unsung Heroes'' by The Legal Intelligencer.

Cozen O’Connor Announces 2008 First Year Associates In Philadelphia

November 22, 2008

Cozen O'Connor has announced that its 2008 first year associates in the Philadelphia office have been admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. These new associates were sworn in to the Bar by the Honorable Susan Peikes Gantman, Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. “We are quite proud of this energetic group and offer them congratulations as they embark on their legal careers as attorneys at Cozen O'Connor,” said Thomas A. Decker, president and CEO of Cozen O'Connor.


Early Dismissal: The Plaintiff's Destruction of Computer Files Leads to Dismissal as a Sanction [E-Discovery Law Review Blog]

August 12, 2010

Although the imposition of sanctions for misconduct involving electronic discovery continues to gain momentum, it is still rare that courts turn to the ultimate sanction: the dismissal of a lawsuit. One plaintiff in an Illinois tort case left the court with little choice. In Peal v. Lee, et al.,...

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  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Brandeis University, B.A., 2005

Awards & Honors

The Legal Intelligencer's Unsung Heroes Award 2012
This award is presented to a select group of attorneys that are making a significant impact on people's lives by devoting their time to pro bono work. ​

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court -- Maryland
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit