Sydney C. Smith

Trusts and Estates Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
919.277.9149 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Sydney is a trusts and estates attorney with the firm.  In that role, Sydney helps advise individuals, families, and businesses regarding the matters most important to them.  This often includes preparing estate planning documents designed to efficiently and privately carry out clients' goals. 

Sydney also assists fiduciaries with the administration of estates and trusts, including issues related to probate and tax.  She is an excellent listener and a practical problem-solver. 


  • J.D., cum laude, Campbell University School of Law, 2023; Campbell Law Review
  • Master of Trust and Wealth Management, Campbell University, 2023
  • B.S., magna cum laude, North Carolina State University, 2020
  • B.A., magna cum laude, North Carolina State University, 2020

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina Bar, 2023
  • NC Real Estate License, 2021
  • NC Licensed in Life Insurance and Accidental & Health or Sickness Insurance, 2018

About Me

My motto: to treat others how you wish to be treated. 

The best thing about Ward and Smith: is the people that work here! Everyone is so kind and helpful, and I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful team.

I became a lawyer because: I have a passion for working with and helping people. I'm excited to be a trusts and estates attorney, specifically so that I can help people leave their legacy. 

Where I would love to live: I would love to live in Peru. I studied abroad there while majoring in Spanish in college and loved the culture and food. 

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  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234
  • 2024 Chambers USA

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