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About Me

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. He regularly teaches other lawyers in advanced trial techniques.  Seth is an Adjunct Professor of Law at University of North Carolina School of Law. 


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 47%
    22 years, 3.8 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    22 years
  3. Violent Crime: 10%
    22 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    22 years
  5. Other: 8%
  6. More 



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Kurtz & Blum

434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 710
Raleigh, NC, 27601



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Cantey Award for Best ActorRaleigh Little Theatre2006
Best Actor in a Comedy or MusicalTriangle Theater2002
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of North Carolina School Of Law2010 - Present
Assistant Team LeaderNational Institute For Trial Advocacy2002 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOrange and Chatham County Public Defender's Office1996 - 1997
Assistant Public DefenderCumberland County Public Defender's Office1993 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
North Carolina State BarMember1993 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. SinclairNot Guilty
State v. BryantMurder dismissed. Ms. Bryant plead to a drug charge for which there was overwhelming evidence.
State v. WebbNot Guilty in 14 minutes
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Publication NameTitleDate
True BillNew Institute of Government Publication2000
True BillIOG Issues Helpful Publications2000
True BillNo Legal Lessons from "Ally McBeal"1999
True BillKeeping the Doors Open1999
Duke Policy NewsDeath Penalty - Cost or Justice?1998
True BillThe Case of the Disappearing Attorneys1998
True BillAssault Inflicting Serious Bodily Inury: What Effect Does N.C.G.S. Section 14-32.4 have on the "Serious Injury" Element in Assault Cases1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Duke UniversityPublic PolicyMA - Masters1993
Tufts UniversityPsychology and PhilosophyBS - Bachelor of Science1990
University College LondonPhilosophy and Psychology1989N/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Understanding and Negotiating Traffic CourtGetting Your Client Back on the Road2012
Building Trial SkillsExhibits: a Practical Guide2011