July 17, 2017
Greensboro attorney S. Camille Payton of Ward Black Law was recently elected Board Chair of Legal Aid of North Carolina for a two-year term. Legal Aid of North Carolina is the largest non-profit law firm in the state, providing free legal service to individuals with low income. Legal Aid also protects victims of domestic violence.
“It is a privilege to serve in leadership for such an important organization,” said Payton, who has served on the board since June, 2013. “I believe passionately in the efforts of Legal Aid to serve those in our communities that lack the resources to obtain the critical legal help they need.”
Payton has previously chaired the North Carolina Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation section with more than 500 attorney members from across the state. She also served as an editor for the North Carolina Workers Compensation Forms Manual, a publication which is widely used by Workers Compensation attorneys in every county in North Carolina. Payton has been practicing law since 1993. A native of Kinston, North Carolina, she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Texas School of Law before practicing law in Greensboro. Payton focuses her practice at Ward Black Law in representing workers who have been injured on the job.
Ward Black Law is one of the largest woman-owned firms in North Carolina. The firm represents people in accident injury, workers’ compensation, defective products, family law, veterans’ disability, and other matters. For more about Ward Black Law, visit www.wardblacklaw.com.