Kurt grew up on a family farm near Bow Island, Alberta. He earned a B.Sc.(hon) in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge in 2000, followed by a J.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003, and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2004. Kurt has been with the firm since July of 2003, and became a Partner in our founding firm of Stringam Denecky LLP in January of 2010. He currently serves as Regional Managing Partner for the Lethbridge office of Stringam LLP, and also chairs the firm’s Family Law Practice Group and Marketing Committee.
Throughout his legal career, Kurt has gained a broad exposure to several practice areas, including divorce and family law, civil litigation, personal injury, employment law, real estate, wills and estates, corporate/commercial, and criminal matters. Although he continues to maintain a general practice incorporating many of these areas in order to best meet the diverse needs of his client base, Kurt currently focuses his practice on two core areas; Family Law & Real Estate.
Kurt believes strongly in the importance of both getting involved with and giving back to one’s community, and in the past has served on the Board of Directors of the Southern Alberta Epilepsy Association, the Lethbridge Chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Downtown Lethbridge BRZ, and the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. He is also the Past President and Chair of the Board of Directors of Economic Development Lethbridge, is a retired member of the University of Lethbridge Senate, and was appointed Chair of the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors in June of 2016.
Kurt’s passion for excellence in governance culminated in him obtaining the prestigious ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto in July of 2020.
Kurt is also a philanthropist, and has personally supported many different pillars of the Lethbridge and area community, including the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, Lethbridge College, the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Family Services, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, as well as a number of other charities.
In December of 2015, Kurt was named one of Lethbridge’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. In September of 2017, he was honoured to be given the traditional Blackfoot name, Stamiksiiitoohkitapoyii – Bull Buffalo Standing on the Hill, by the FMNI Chapter of the University of Lethbridge Alumni Association.