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Renita Thompkins Linville

Renita Thompkins Linville

Winston Salem, North Carolina

"God sends me the people he wants me to help." -- Attorney Renita Thompkins Linville

Welcome to the website of the law firm of Renita Thompkins Linville, located in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

If you have an issue concerning criminal, family, or real estate matters in North Carolina, I can help you because I put clients first in every aspect of my work and will help you resolve your legal matter in the least painful way possible.

I understand the importance of family and I work to make sure that the decisions reached are best for my clients and their families. Since many legal problems touch on the welfare of the family, it is essential for a lawyer to consider all the ramifications of legal actions and to work with the client closely to achieve the best possible outcome. I strive to make our clients comfortable and work hard at achieving good results for them. I also understand the needs of the real estate industry. If you are a broker or REALTOR®, I want to work for you too.

It is important to me that my clients understand the impact of the decisions they are making and I take to heart that a wrong decision for you is a wrong decision for me.

My attitude and experience are your advantages. I don't fit the traditional law firm model. Instead, you will find that I am a compassionate listener in a family-friendly environment. I also have a well-deserved, hard-earned reputation for quality.

Let me work with you to resolve your legal issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Traffic Violations
  • Estate Planning
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Child Support
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1986


  • Howard University School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D - 1982
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: Howard Law Review, Member
  • North Carolina Central University
    • B.B.A. - 1979
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Member
  • Winston-Salem Bar Association, Member
  • Forsyth County Bar Association, Member
  • Twenty-First Judicial District Bar, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Buie & Thompkins, Founding partner, 1992
  • General practice of law, Sole proprietor, 1987
  • Law Firm of Billy D. Friende, Jr., Associate, 1983

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