Linda B. Sayed

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

Linda is a North Carolina Certified Family Law Specialist focusing her practice exclusively 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, cohabitation 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 and 2018.

Linda was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1957 where her father was stationed with the U.S. Army. She grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW, married in 1980, and raised three children with her husband. They are lucky to have several beautiful grandchildren. Linda and her husband have made Wilmington their home for more than 40 years. She previously practiced as an associate attorney with Ward & Smith, P.A., taught chemistry at John T. Hoggard High School and UNCW, and worked as an assistant principal with New Hanover County Schools and an administrator at UNCW. She became a partner in the firm in 2005. Linda loves being a family law attorney, advocating for her clients and spending time with her family at Wrightsville Beach!


  • 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, 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, Family Law 2012-16, 2018-present
  • “Super Lawyer” North Carolina Super Lawyers, Family Law 2014-present
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Addison Hewlett 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, 2014-2020, President 2017-18
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation Board 2017-2021
  • UNCW Foundation Board 2018-present
  • Child Development Center Board, 2001-2017