Linda B. Sayed

Certified Family Law Specialist
Custody and Child Support
Alimony and Equitable Distribution
Premarital and Separation Agreements
Adoptions
Divorce

Linda is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist focusing her practice on family law, including divorce, child support, child custody, equitable distribution, alimony and enforcement of orders.

Linda also handles military divorce cases and retirement account and pension division orders. She prepares premarital, post-marital and separation agreements, assists with adoptions and name changes, and litigates all family law issues. Linda is also a North Carolina Certified Family Financial Mediator and was trained in collaborative family law in 2002.

Linda was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1957. She grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, married in 1980, has three grown children and several grandchildren. She previously practiced as an associate attorney with Ward & Smith, P.A. Formerly, Linda was a teacher and administrator with New Hanover County Schools and an instructor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has been a partner in the firm since 2005.

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 1998)
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington (M.Ed. 1985)
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington (B.A. Chemistry, summa cum laude, 1978)

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina State Bar, 1998
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2000

Honors and Distinctions

  • NC State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist, 2007-present
  • AV Distinguished for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Martindale Hubbell
  • Legal Elite, Family Law, Business NC, 2012-16, 2018
  • “Super Lawyer” North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2014-present
  • Addison Hewett Award for pro bono service, 2016
  • Campbell Law Review, Editor-at-Large 1997-98, Member 1996-98
  • Campbell Law ATLA Trial Team 1998, Order of the Barristers, Phi Delta Kappa

Professional and Personal Affiliations

  • Fifth Judicial District Bar, President 2015-16, Member 1998-present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section 1998-present
  • New Hanover County Bar Association 1998-present
  • NCAWA, Coastal Women Attorneys Chapter, 2014-present, President 2017-18
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation Board 2017-present
  • Child Development Center Board, 2001-present