The Paynter Law Firm PLLC
Representing Individuals and Small Businesses on a Contingency Fee Basis
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Sara Willingham



  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D.
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.A., English

Sara Willingham | Associate

106 S. Churton Street, Suite 200 • Hillsborough, NC 27278 • (919) 245-3116 •


Sara Willingham received a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen S Bowen School of Law in 2005, where she was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court before graduating with High Honors in the top 10% of her class. She began work at a general practice office in Clarksville, Tennessee handling mostly criminal, family law, and consumer bankruptcy. From 2007 until 2011, she served as an Assistant Post-Conviction Defender for the State of Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender in Nashville handling capital state post-conviction cases.

State Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee

Federal Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee