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E. Seth Combs

  • Communications & Internet Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Kentucky
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A technology enthusiast with the heart & mind of a criminal defense lawyer - an antihero in every sense of the word. I grew up in the hills of southeast KY - an area known for many things, least of all technology. At 10 years old, my fascination with technology began - my first computer. Dial-up internet was still new(ish) but once I discovered what "the internet" a symbiotic bond formed & continues to grow.I have been a loyal & dedicated advocate of all things technology since before the internet became the god-child that it is today. In 7th grade, I decided to be a lawyer. Thus, I have been on a crash course for the nexus of law & technology since long ago. I received my Bachelor's of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University where I graduated with honors in 2008. It became clear while studying areas like Criminal Investigations, White Collar Crime, Drugs, Crime & Society, and Organized Crime - there was no other career for me than being a defense attorney. After a short stint working for a county prosecutor and then loss prevention, I enrolled in graduate school at EKU.I received my Master's of Science degree cum laude in 2010. Next - the madness of law school. My desired career path had not strayed - criminal defense lawyer. Thus, I structured my studies & extracurriculars around the realm of criminal law. During law school, I worked briefly for an intellectual property/patent/trademark attorney. I then worked in a small Jacksonville firm whose primary area of practice is criminal defense. I graduated in May 2014 from Florida Coastal School of Law and was admitted to the KY Bar in September 2014. My hobbies include collecting sports memorabilia, spending far too many hours playing PC games & watching tons of movies/TV shows. My hidden talent = pop culture trivia. I have a disturbing ability to recall obscure movie trivia, quotes, and tidbits that have no business occupying a part of one's memory.

Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Criminal Law
Coursework: Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property, Federal Criminal Law, Advanced Criminal Procedure, Social Media & the Law
Activities: Graduate Assistant for Constitutional Law Professor Mary Margaret Giannini (2013)
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Eastern Kentucky University
M.S. (2010) | Safety, Security, and Emergency Management
OSHA regulatory compliance; Drafting workplace safety programs that meet or exceed state & federal OSHA regulations; Disaster & Emergency Preparedness planning; Safety Auditing; Worker's Compensation & Labor Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Phi Delta Theta (KY Theta) KY Governor's Safety & Health Conference Liaison Graduate Assistant, Sheila Patterson
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Eastern Kentucky University
B.S. (2008) | Criminal Justice
Coursework: Criminal Law, Organized Crime, White Collar Crime, Drugs, Crime & Society, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Justice Ethics.
Honors: Cum Laude; Dean's List
Activities: Phi Delta Theta (KY Theta Chapter)
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Professional Experience
Law Clerk
The Williston Firm
Private practice - criminal defense, landlord/tenant, personal injury, family law
Law Clerk
The Law Office of Ashkan Najafi
Drafted memorandums of law containing legal research on various intellectual property law issues such as copyright infringement, trademarks, cybersquatting, contract disputes, and patent appeals; drafted EULAs, and patent/trademark applications.
Graduate Assistant
Justice & Safety Department - Eastern Kentucky University
Worked under several professors within the Department of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management (SSEM). Graded assignments, exams, and essays. Created student projects as part of course curriculum. Served as liaison for professors and students. Assisted the admissions counselor for the SSEM program. Served as ambassador to potential students. Assisted OSHA Training Institute administrators to prepare and deliver frequent safety training conferences.
Loss Prevention Officer
JCPenney, Inc.
Performed internal and external investigations via CCTV and direct surveillance including, shoplifting, credit/gift card fraud, associate theft, and workplace safety; performed OSHA audits and compliance checks; safety and emergency preparedness training. Interviewed theft suspects to investigate/recover stolen goods, prepared reports, and testified in open court; responded to emergencies such as accidents, falls, lockout/tag-out, code Adam/Amber Alerts; liaison for EMS, state/local law enforcement, and insurance companies. Handled all worker’s compensation issues, procedures, claims, and investigations.
Madison County Attorney
Assisted with preparing, delivering and filing documents including, subpoenas, summonses, court motions, warrants, dockets, and case files for misdemeanor and felony offenses. Assisted with public relations. Delivered office paperwork.
Jeanne K. Channell, P.S.C.
Maintained financial/personal records for clients in bankruptcy law practice; filed documents and prepared depositions
WestlawNEXT Certified
Lexis Advance Certified
Professional Associations
Kentucky Bar Association
- Current
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Phi Delta Theta
- Current
Activities: Kentucky Theta Chapter; pledged in 2005.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Intellectual Property
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Workers' Compensation
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Social Security Disability
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
Legal Answers
Q. As a 16 yr old in ky, what right do I have after being pulled over by an officer?
A: This is a broad question and could be better answered with some more facts. As a general rule, since you are a minor and presumably driving on a valid "learner's permit," you are subject to stricter requirements in some areas. For example, Kentucky uses a "points system" with regard to traffic violations. Adults are allowed to accumulate <X> number of points within a given time -- the <X> for minors is more strict. Another example is with regard to DUI -- adults are subject to the .08 Blood-Alcohol Content (BAC) limit while minors are subject to .02 BAC, which far more strict.

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Q. is it illegal to forge a doctor's signature?
A: Quite simply, yes. Doing this could subject you to serious criminal and/or civil penalties. You should contact a lawyer licensed to practice in Kentucky.
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Seth Combs, Attorney at Law
Contact & Map
Jerry W. Wicker Law Office
39 Main Street
PO Box 1590
Hindman, KY 41822
Telephone: (606) 785-5556
Fax: (606) 785-0015