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Seth Blum

Kurtz & Blum
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Seth Blum
Kurtz & Blum

Seth is a graduate of Tufts University and Duke Law School. He also holds a Master’s Degree from the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy Studies. Seth is an experienced trial attorney who is licensed and has tried cases in both North Carolina State and Federal Courts. Seth is an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He regularly teaches other lawyers in advanced trial techniques.

Seth’s Credentials:

Current Employment Position(s):

Member / Founding Partner

Practicing Since:


Year Joined Organization:


Areas of Practice:

Criminal Defense



Trial Practice

Appellate Practice

Death Penalty Post-Conviction Work

Personal Injury

Legal Malpractice

Bar Admissions:

North Carolina, 1993

U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1993


Durham, North Carolina, 1993

Duke University School of Law


Honors: American Jurisprudence Book Award for Trial Advocacy and American Jurisprudence Book Award for Legal Writing

Terry Sanford School of Public Policy Analysis

Durham, North Carolina, 1993


Tufts University

Boston, Massachusetts, 1990


Honors: Cum Laude

Honors: Dean’s List

Published Works:

Editor, The True Bill, North Carolina Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, 2000

Death Penalty – Cost or Justice, Public Policy News, 1998

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Ethical Issues in Defending a DWI, 2003

Criminal Law, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002 – 2003

National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Building Trial Skills Assistant Team Leader 2005 – 2014, Program Director 2015 – Present

Adjunct Professor or Trial Advocacy, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2010 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Mensa, Member

North Carolina State Bar, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in North Carolina, Member

Raleigh Little Theatre Cantey Award Winner, 2006, Best Actor

Triangle Theater Award Winner, 2002, Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical

Past Employment Positions:

Assistant Public Defender, Fayetteville, NC, 1993 – 1995

Litigation Associate, Law Offices of G. Michael Malone, Raleigh, NC, 1995 – 1996

Assistant Public Defender, Carrboro, NC, 1997 – 1998

Birth Information:

September 30, 1968, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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