Linda B. Sayed

Certified Family Law Specialist

Custody and Child Support

Alimony and Equitable Distribution

Premarital and Separation Agreements


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. She also handles military divorce cases and retirement account and pension division orders. She prepares premarital, post-marital and separation agreements, and litigates all family law issues. Linda is also a North Carolina Certified Family Financial Mediator and is trained as a collaborative family law attorney.

Linda was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1957. She grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, moved to Wilmington in 1977, married in 1980, and has three grown children and eight grandchildren. She previously practiced as an associate attorney with Ward & Smith, P.A. Linda was a chemistry teacher and administrator with New Hanover County Schools and an instructor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has been a partner at Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP, since 2005.


  • 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, many times starting in 2012
  • “Super Lawyer” North Carolina Super Lawyers, many times starting in 2014
  • 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, former board member and President 2017-18
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation Board former board member and officer
  • Child Development Center Board, 2001- prior board member and chairperson
  • UNCW Foundation Board member and officer