Sonya Linton
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Sonya has been a member of the North Carolina bar since 2007, practicing civil litigation before opening the Law Office of Sonya Linton in 2014, where she focused on estate planning and administration. She is now part of the Ellis Family Law team as an experienced estate planner. Sonya recognizes that effective estate planning is based on a strong client relationship wherein she listens to each client’s needs and crafts estate plans to the specific goals of each family. 

Sonya grew up with the law, having spent many childhood weekends and summers in her family’s law firm. This inspiration was the catalyst for her journey into the practice of law, starting with her undergraduate work at St. John's College where she received a double major in Philosophy and History of Math and Science in 2000. She then attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, graduating in 2007. After graduation, she landed in Durham and has never looked back. She lives here now with her husband of 25 years and her two children. She enjoys hiking the beautiful trails of North Carolina, taking road trips whenever possible and dining at any of the fabulous restaurants in the area.  

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration


  • North Carolina


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD
    • B.A.
    • Major: History of Math and Science and Philosophy

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • Durham County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, former Board Member
  • Durham Orange County Woman Attorney, former President and Board Member