Linnell Compton is a paralegal in Smith Anderson’s Corporate practice and supports the firm’s business and financial institution clients. Prior to joining the firm, Linnell worked in the advertising and pharmaceutical industries.

Linnell enjoys cheering on the UNC Tar Heels and her children’s soccer teams, camping and family trips to beach.

Areas of Focus



  • Raleigh Jaycees
    • Lifetime Member Award (2012)
    • Top 10 Award for Service on the Board of Directors (2011)
    • Family of the Year (2010)


  • Duke University, Paralegal Certificate, 2021
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., 1994
  • Saint Mary’s College, A.A., 1992


  • Girl Scouts Coastal Pines - Troop Cookie Coordinator
  • Raleigh Jaycees
    • Board of Directors (2007-2010)
    • Vice President, Community Funding Committee (2010)
    • Vice President, Community Services Committee (2009)
    • Director, Ways and Means Committee (2008)
    • Director, Membership Committee (2007)
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