Meet Seth, he is Tricerat’s Associate Counsel. Seth works hard each day to keep our liabilities in check and to protect Tricerat from legal consequences. Seth graduated from law school in 2009 and joined the Tricerat team in 2012 after a legal clerkship. Although he is known around the office for his legal prowess and dedication to keeping things ‘above board,’ Seth is also known for having one of the most interesting childhoods we have ever encountered. Growing up, Seth and his family lived on a farm in Western Maryland where they grew Christmas trees and raised sheep– he even trained them to walk on leashes (what a sight!). From the farm Seth attended the University of Maryland (GO TERPS!) and then went on to the University of Baltimore Law School. Seth is now a Baltimore City resident where he lives (sheep free) with his wife, two daughters, a dog and two cats. When he isn’t reviewing contracts and registering trademarks, he enjoys going to museums, parks, Ravens games and out to eat. He also love movies, and will watch just about anything.
Three objects on my desk…
- A picture of my beautiful family, to remind me of life outside work (sorry boss).
- A basset hound letter holder and a picture of my dog Clementine.
- Voluminous files. So many files.
The first device I reach for in the morning…
My phone, it’s my alarm, and it is probably going off and making me (and my wife) angry.
After arriving at Tricerat in the morning, my first stop is…
The kitchen to put my lunch in the fridge. I pack my lunch most days and I have been eating the same lunch since high school: turkey sandwich, carrots and hummus, and a bag of chips.
What is unique about working at Tricerat?
The people. I would be hard pressed to find a place where so many great people reside at once.
“I leave work each day knowing…”
I have done my best for my team and clients…
Your funniest IT headache?
Circa 2009, while I worked at the courthouse in Washington County, we were blessed with the best technology money can buy…Windows XP. The OS was very difficult to use and frequently had problems. These problems were probably more related to the fact the computer had not been upgraded for a few years. The system did eventually get an overhaul, however, being in Washington County meant we would be one of the last counties to be updated. Your justice system ladies and gentlemen!
Which Tricerat product is most relevant or applicable in the legal field?
Anything printing related. As a lawyer, I am constantly reading and writing and printing out what I am reading and writing to avoid computer screen eye fatigue. In addition, printing gives me a good excuse to get up and stretch my legs and walk to printer. On my walks, I am able to interact with other employees. It is important for the company’s attorney to keep an eye on everything.
You are always very involved in the Tricerat community support projects and charitable projects—which has meant the most to you? Why?
All of our community focused events here at Tricerat mean a lot to our community and me. One of our most charitable acts is giving school supplies to teachers and schools and everyone here is so generous with their donations. Helping schools out means that we are paying our successes forward. I also enjoy working on the various food drives we sponsor. We live in one of the wealthiest nations, yet many of our citizens go hungry. I believe that it is our responsibility to make sure that folks get all the food they need.
If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive…
- Abraham Lincoln. I’d want to ask him about the divisiveness of the country and how he held it together under such extreme circumstances.
- Billy Crystal. I grew up watching and listening to his comedy. I believe that dinner would be a riot, and I would need oxygen from all the laughing.
- Stan Lee. I’m a huge comics fan and he seems like an incredibly interesting and positive guy.
Any last words?
Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman…