Linda K. Ward
Linda K. Ward is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in family law. She also has completed training in family law mediation and arbitration and is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a family financial mediator. She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Linda completed her undergraduate degrees in history and education at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, where she graduated with distinction as a university scholar. Prior to practicing law, Linda was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and taught in the Catawba County and Wake County Public School Systems. Linda received her law degree magna cum laude from the evening program at North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Linda has devoted her entire legal career to the practice of family law. Linda has extensive trial, mediation and arbitration experience and prides herself on being a creative and solutions-oriented lawyer.
Linda was named as a “Legal Elite” in Family Law by Business North Carolina in 2013. She has also been honored in the category of “Best Attorney” by Cary Magazine for the past four years (2011; 2012 (Honorable Mention); 2013; and 2014).
Linda strives to maintain a high level of competence in her field, and she has spoken on a variety of family law issues and has written numerous articles on family law topics.
- Linda's articles
Retirement Assets in Equitable Distribution: A Primer for The Family Law Practitioner
Evaluating Income, Debt and Assets in Complex Family Law Litigation (2012)
Grandma and Grandpa are Getting Divorced! Challenges of a “Golden Years” Divorce
2011 North Carolina Family Law Specialist Annual Meeting (2011)
Living in the Proverbial Hell: Justiciable Claims Parties “May” Have Against Each Other Prior to Separation: The Legalities and Realities – What’s Love Gotta Do With It?
2010 North Carolina Family Law Specialist Annual Meeting (2010)
Professional Responsibility: Ethical Considerations in the Mediation Process
North Carolina Advocates for Justice Family Law and Mediation (2008)
2007 Family Law: Wake Forest University School of Law CLE Publication (2007)
Practical Evidence 2006: Wake Forest University School of Law Continuing Education (2006)
Divisible Property and Distribution of Marital Assets Including New Factors Concerning the Effect of Death and Tax Consequences
Equitable Distribution 2006: Wake Forest University School of Law (2006)
Tax and Financial Implications of Divorce: “The Nuts and Bolts”
Family Law Practitioner -Nuts and Bolts of Divorce (Lorman) (2005)
Practical Evidence 2003: Wake Forest University School of Law CLE Publication (2003)
North Carolina Family Law Caselaw Update 2003
Family Law 2003: North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (2003)
Linda is also a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church and the Cary MacGregor Rotary Club, where she previously served as President (2007-2008). Linda lives in Cary with her husband and two children.