YOUR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
District Attorney Seth Edwards received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Duke University in 1987 and his J.D. degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1990. He was employed for two years with the firm of Schoch, Schoch and Schoch in High Point before opening up his own firm in Washington, NC in 1992. In 1996, he and his wife, Kimberly, formed Edwards and Edwards, Attorneys at Law, PA, and practiced together until his election as the District Attorney in November, 2002. While in private practice, Seth concentrated in the areas of criminal law, domestic law, and personal injury.
Seth was born in Washington and graduated from Washington High School in 1983. He received his Eagle Scout award that same year. During his college career at Duke, Seth lettered in Varsity Baseball all 4 years. As a senior, he was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll and was voted team captain.
Seth’s professional organizations include the national and state District Attorney’s Association and the NC State Bar. He is a member and past Secretary of the Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court, and member and Past President of the Beaufort County Bar Association. In 1997, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization recognized Seth as a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law. As District Attorney, he serves on the State Criminal Justice Partnership Program Advisory Board, and the local boards within his district for the Criminal Justice Partnership Program, the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, and Child Fatality Task Force.
His community activities include being a former member of the Beaufort County Hospital Foundation. He is also a member, Sunday school teacher, and former chairman of the Staff Parish Relations Committee at First United Methodist Church in Washington.
Seth is an active coach in youth soccer, softball, and basketball. He and his wife, Kimberly, have 3 daughters, Tatum, Tori and Sydney.