Firm History

Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP traces its roots back to 1915, when Abraham (“Abe”) Wofsey opened a solo practice in Stamford, Connecticut, after graduating from New York University School of Law. He was a skilled lawyer, whose legal and political acumen was recognized when he was appointed as the first Jewish judge in lower Fairfield County. He was also devoted to public service, and he headed a great many philanthropic, religious and cultural organizations, both at the local and national levels.

In 1922, Abe Wofsey consolidated his practice with Samuel Gordon, another well-known attorney, and they established the law firm of Wofsey & Gordon. Like his older brother, Mike Wofsey also became a lawyer, graduating from Yale Law School in 1927. In 1933, Mike Wofsey joined Wofsey & Gordon as an associate. Shortly after Mike Wofsey joined the firm, Sam Gordon left, and the firm became known as Wofsey & Wofsey.

Abe Wofsey died in 1944, at the age of fifty-five. After his brother’s death, Mike Wofsey practiced alone. Mike Wofsey was a renowned lawyer with a diverse and fiercely loyal clientele. When the effects of The Great Depression began to subside towards the end of World War II, Mike Wofsey had difficulty managing his workload. Fortunately, his nephew Jack Wofsey knew a distinguished young lawyer named Sydney Kweskin, who was persuaded to join Michael’s practice upon his discharge from the army. In 1946, Syd Kweskin joined the firm as a partner, and it was renamed Wofsey & Kweskin.

The two-lawyer firm of Wofsey & Kweskin continued successfully until April 1, 1948, when David M. Rosen joined the firm. Through a combination of legal skill and personal magnetism, Dave Rosen continued to grow the firm’s areas of practice and its client base. After Dave Rosen joined the firm, it became known as Wofsey, Rosen & Kweskin.

The last named partner to join the firm was Julius Kuriansky. In the 1940s, Julius had a successful law practice with Sam Gordon, who previously practiced with Abe Wofsey. After Sam Gordon’s death, Julius joined forces with his friends at Wofsey, Rosen & Kweskin. On January 1, 1952, the firm name was changed to Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky.

Sadly, Mike Wofsey died in his mid 40s, two months before Julius Kuriansky joined the firm. Out of deference to their deceased partner, Sydney Kweskin, David Rosen and Julius Kuriansky decided to retain the firm’s name for posterity.

The founders of our firm believed strongly that each client was entitled to the utmost devotion of loyalty and skill. They also believed that it was just as important to “do good” as to “do well.” During their lives, each founding partner was actively involved in many public service and charitable activities. Their contributions to society and to our firm will be felt for generations.

We are proud of our history and our heritage, and we look forward to continuing the legacy by serving clients and the community for decades to come.