Seth Blum

Kurtz & Blum
434 Fayetteville St Ste 710
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 832-7700
www.kurtzandblum.com


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:
1993

Year Joined Organization:
1998

Areas of Practice:
Criminal Defense
Traffic
DWI
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

Education:
Durham, North Carolina, 1993
Duke University School of Law
J.D.
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
M.A.
Tufts University
Boston, Massachusetts, 1990
B.S.
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