310 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28402
Linda B. Sayed
CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST: Linda is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Family Law Specialist. The North Carolina State Bar, an agency of the State of North Carolina, certifies lawyers as specialists in designated practice areas as a service to the public. The program assists members of the public in the selection of legal counsel by identifying lawyers who have demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in certain areas of law.
AREAS OF PRACTICE: Divorce; military law; family law, premarital agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, temporary spousal support, alimony, equitable distribution, child support, child custody contempt; annulments for same sex couples; paternity; legitimation; name changes; wills, powers of attorney, living wills; incompetence and guardianship proceedings.
PROFESSIONAL: In practice as a partner with the firm of Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, L.L.P. since 2005; Associate attorney with Block, Crouch & Keeter, L.L.P. 1998-1999 and 2001 to 2004; Associate attorney with Ward & Smith, P.A. 1999-2001; former teacher and administrator with New Hanover County Schools (1979-1986); instructor at University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1985-1993).
COMMUNITY: Child Development Center Board of Directors, former Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Education Council; former Board Member and President of College Park PTA.
Born Panama Canal Zone, November 18, 1957; admitted to North Carolina State Bar (1998); admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (1999) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2000).
EDUCATION: University of North Carolina at Wilmington (B.A.Chemistry cum laude, 1978); University of North Carolina at Wilmington (M.Ed. 1985); Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 1998). Honors and Activities: Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence in Real Property; Campbell Law Review, Editor-at-Large 1997-98, Member 1996-98; Order of the Barristers; ATLA Trial Team 1998; Phi Delta Kappa.
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES: Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2102, 2013; LexisNexis Martindale Hubbel BV Distinguished for Ethical Standards and Legal Abilty; Fifth Judicial Bar Vice President 2012-13; North Carolina Bar Association (Family Law Section).