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For over 2 decades as a criminal defense lawyer I have fought tirelessly for my clients in cases ranging from drug crimes to murder.  Call me at Kurtz & Bllum for aggressive and experienced representation.  At Kurtz & Blum, we're in your corner.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 24%
    23 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. White Collar Crime: 24%
    23 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 24%
    23 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 24%
    23 years
  5. Personal Injury: 4%
    18 years



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Contact info

Kurtz & Blum

434 Fayetteville St.
Suite 710
Raleigh, NC, 27601


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberKurtz & Blum PLLC1998 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender, Cumberland County1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
PADIOpen Water Diver2001 - Present
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersN/A1992 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1992 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Charles TriplinNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
The True BillEditor's Comments1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A1996
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public Defender's ConferenceDigital Discovery2010