Howard Kurtz

Howard Kurtz

Founding Partner, Kurtz & Blum, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • North Carolina
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Since 1992 I have focused my practice primarily on criminal defense. In 1998, along with Seth Blum, I founded the Raleigh Law Firm of Kurtz & Blum PLLC. At Kurtz & Blum we help people who have been accused of crimes from minor traffic cases and DWIs all the way up through high profile murder trials. On our civil side we help people who have been harmed by the negligence of another such as in car wrecks, nursing home negligence cases and legal malpractice cases. We round out our practice by helping people with family law situations like child custody, separation, divorce and adoption. At Kurtz & Blum, we don't represent government, we don't represent big business and we don't represent insurance companies. At Kurtz & Blum, we're in your corner.

University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1992)
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1989)
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Professional Experience
Kurtz & Blum PLLC
- Current
Along with Seth Blum I founded Kurtz & Blum in 1998. It was our goal to provide high quality legal services as well as the pinnacle of customer services. We have done this by making the most of our technological expertise and paying close attention to each client while still maintaining a broad client base. Our practice spans DWI / DUI and Traffic through Criminal Defense, including Drug Cases, White Collar Crime and even Capital Murder. Our civil side helps people who were injured due to the negligence of others via car accidents, truck accidents and nursing home negligence. Finally, we help people who have domestic issues like child custody, separation, divorce and Adoption. At Kurtz & Blum, we help people.
Assistant Public Defender
Cumbland County Public Defender's Office
I defended people charged with misdemeanors all the way through capital murder cases. I handled cases at both the trial and appellate levels. In my time as a public defender I represented well over 1,000 clients, the majority of whom were charged with serious felonies.
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Legal Malpractice
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
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Contact & Map
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 710
Raleigh, NC 27601
Toll-Free: (919) 832-7700
Telephone: (919) 832-7700
Fax: (919) 832-2740