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Seth A. Blum

Criminal defense Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Seth

Learn Seth’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    47%
    We represent clients on matters from Speeding to Serious Drug Charges to Murder. We have succesfully protected the rights of the accused in Wake County and throughout North Carolina State Courts. We can also help in Federal Courts as well as in the Court of Appeals.

    31 years, 3,800 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    We represent clients on matters from Speeding to Serious Drug Charges to Murder. We have succesfully protected the rights of the accused in Wake County and throughout North Carolina State Courts. We can also help in Federal Courts as well as in the Court of Appeals.

    31 years

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    We represent clients on matters from Speeding to Serious Drug Charges to Murder. We have succesfully protected the rights of the accused in Wake County and throughout North Carolina State Courts. We can also help in Federal Courts as well as in the Court of Appeals.

    31 years

  4. Violent crime
    10%
    We represent clients on matters from Speeding to Serious Drug Charges to Murder. We have succesfully protected the rights of the accused in Wake County and throughout North Carolina State

    31 years

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    We represent clients on matters from Speeding to Serious Drug Charges to Murder. We have succesfully protected the rights of the accused in Wake County and throughout North Carolina State Courts. We can also help in Federal Courts as well as in the Court of Appeals.

    31 years

  6. Family
    1%

  7. Litigation
    1%

    12 years

  8. Personal injury
    1%

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. 

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2018,2012
Top Contributor
2018 2012

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Kurtz and Blum is the right choice for Criminal Defense, Traffic Offenses, DWI, Divorce, Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation and Professional Malpractice.

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Location

Kurtz & Blum
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 710
Raleigh, NC, 27601

Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2014
A Strong Advocate For Your Rights Who Provides Great Counsel & Empowers His Clients
Seth gave me great advice and best of all he takes the time to empower you and protect your rights. I appreciate his ability to take the broader view of an issue and to give great common sense counsel.
Posted by Tish | April 9, 2013
Highly Recommend
I would highly recommend the law firm of Seth Blum. I was highly recommended myself. My son was charged with a felony breaking and entering, and I was so worried with what the consequence could have been. I met with Mr. Blum and he completely made me feel assured that he would do his best for my son's case, and he did just that. The case was DISMISSED on the first hearing date. Thank you Mr Blum and your firm for representing my son with the best outcome
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Response from Seth Blum May 2, 2013
Though we cannot guarantee this sort of result in every case, I was pleased to be able to get a swift, just, and favorable outcome for your son. Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2012
The guy you want on your side in a courtroom.
Seth Blum is an excellent attorney and one of the most patient and caring people I have ever met. His expertise of the law and the devotion that he shows to his clients is well known. I have referred him to several people and they all report the same postitive experience that I had using his services on sensetive legal matters.
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Posted by Bonnie Borchert | September 26, 2011
Awesome lawyer- awesome firm
Seth Blum and his firm have handled 2 seperate issues for me and were very professional and dilligent in both cases. He is extremely knowledgeable but not pretentious or bias. I was very happy with the outcome and would and will use his services again. I also give his firm's name and information out whenever I hear anyone needing services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing special about this lawyer, just another lawyer!
I hired him to represent me for a felony charge and paid a fee that was reasonable as I consulted other lawyers too. He didn't do much work than what a Free Court appointed attorney would have done. In other words, he didn't put much effort into the case once hired and it was clear that he is playing by the rule of the DA in my case rather than exerting his know-how and experience like I would have thought. I don't mean he is the worst lawyer because there must be worst lawyers out there who only care about getting hired and getting money, rather than winning cases. His approach was more for taking a plea (I even felt psychologically compelled even early on to accept a plea which is outrageous), rather than looking for holes in a case to help winning the case. I understand the cost for trial is higher but most people would be into winning their case rather than what a DA throws at them. Now I understand that it takes a different breed of lawyers to think that they can win a case, and frankly Mr. Blum is not from that bunch. My time was wasted on this lawyer. I wish I could get my money back for his lousy work.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of North Carolina School Of Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Team Leader
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy
  • 2002 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Orange and Chatham County Public Defender's Office
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Cumberland County Public Defender's Office
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Duke University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1993
  • Tufts University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990
  • University College London
  • 1989
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Webb
  • Not Guilty in 14 minutes
  • State v. Bowers
  • The jury hung on the DWI and the State declined to try the case a second time. Mr. Bowers was convicted of the lesser charges saving his right to drive and his job.
  • State v. Bryant
  • Murder dismissed. Ms. Bryant plead to a drug charge for which there was overwhelming evidence.
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Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cantey Award for Best Actor
  • Raleigh Little Theatre
  • 2006
  • Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical
  • Triangle Theater
  • 2002

Publications

  • True Bill
  • IOG Issues Helpful Publications
  • 2000
  • True Bill
  • No Legal Lessons from "Ally McBeal"
  • 1999
  • True Bill
  • Keeping the Doors Open
  • 1999
  • True Bill
  • The Case of the Disappearing Attorneys
  • 1998
  • True Bill
  • Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Inury: What Effect Does N.C.G.S. Section 14-32.4 have on the "Serious Injury" Element in Assault Cases
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Understanding and Negotiating Traffic Court
  • Getting Your Client Back on the Road
  • 2012
  • Building Trial Skills
  • Exhibits: a Practical Guide
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (13)
Endorse Seth
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Blum's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Blum has many years of experience in his area of law. His answers on Avvo are concise and accurate. He is an excellent choice for sound legal counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Seth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"You won't do better than Seth Blum if you are looking for a great lawyer. He is confident, throrough, inventive and very smart. Don't let the clothes fool you -- Seth knows the game of criminal defense and he plays it exceedingly well, much to the chagrin of the local DA's office."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Other
"Seth is a good trial attorney. Seth is a zealous advocate for his clients and does a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Attorney Baum as he appears to have a good understanding of criminal law when it comes to polygraph testing. I recommend him for all areas of his practice."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Seth exemplifies the very best attributes of a criminal defense attorney: Honesty, Passion, and Dedication. His experience and tenacity allows him to obtain excellent results for his clients. Seth is also always willing to help a fellow attorney. I would recommend him without any hesitation."
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Raleigh Criminal defense Lawyer Seth A. Blum
Seth A. Blum
Criminal defense Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 30 years