Attorney Profile

Elizabeth L. Sydnor

     Elizabeth L. Sydnor


Mrs. Sydnor graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2002.  She was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2009 and opened her law firm in 2010.  Mrs. Sydnor has experience in many areas of the law, however she focuses her practice on serving children with needs that exceed the norm.

Mrs. Sydnor works extensively with parents of children with special needs and has undergone comprehensive training in the highly-specialized area of special education civil rights law. She is a graduate of the 2016 William and Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy, and a participant in the 2017 COPAA National Conference in Dallas, Texas and the 2018 COPAA National Conference in Monterey, California.  Mrs. Sydnor is admitted into the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eastern, Middle, and Western North Carolina U.S. District Courts.

Mrs. Sydnor’s experience with children extends beyond the classroom. As a juvenile defense attorney, she helped children and their families navigate the Juvenile Justice system.  She lobbied for and was instrumental in securing legislative funding for Wright School, the only residential mental health treatment for North Carolina’s children.  Mrs. Sydnor is active in her community, a member of COPAA, a Board Member of NAMI Wake County, North Carolina Advocates for Justice and regularly speaks at the Raleigh Police Department Crisis Intervention Trainings. Mrs. Sydnor is married and has two children.  She is an active member of Redeemer Anglican Church, enjoys painting and playing outdoors.


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina

Professional Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness, Board Member
  • Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates, Member