Carolyn B. Winfrey


Phone: 919-688-1941

Fax: 919-688-2628

Carolyn B. Winfrey is a Durham native and lifelong resident of North Carolina. She was raised in northern Durham by loving parents and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in May of 1983. She received her Juris Doctor in Law from North Carolina Central University School of Law in May of 1990. She was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in March of 1991. While in law school, Carolyn was a member of the Moot Court Team, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Standards Committee, Constitution Committee, Secretary of the Women’s Caucus and a Student Bar Association Representative. After graduation from NCCU Law School, she worked at the law school in the position of Academic Development Specialist and instructor where she was responsible for students admitted to the law school through the Performance Based Admissions Program. She is a member of the Durham County Bar Association.

Upon leaving her position at NCCU School of Law, Carolyn successfully practiced law as a General Practitioner in Durham where she concentrated in Real Estate Law, Estate Law, Corporate Law, Domestic Law, Personal Injury Law, Foreclosure Law, Special Proceedings, Small Claims, Guardian Ad Litem proceedings and Traffic Law. She has served as a speaker at numerous legal seminars for real estate law.

In 2004, Carolyn joined the Durham County District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted Domestic Violence cases. During her time in the District Attorney’s Office, Carolyn worked with numerous agencies to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault and educate the public about these issues. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office in 2006, Carolyn again practiced law as a general practitioner while actively staying involved with domestic violence and sexual assault issues. She introduced the W.A.V.E. Program (Wiping out Abuse and Violence through Education) into the Durham County and Granville County School System. The program was created to teach our youth not only about domestic violence and sexual assault but also teen dating violence, internet safety, cyber bullying, bullying, sexting, gangs and suicide among other things. She also worked at Families Living Violence Free in Granville County, NC as the Youth Outreach Coordinator for several years where she was responsible for counseling and outreach to youth affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence and child abuse.

Carolyn joined our team in December 2016 and began work in criminal law including Domestic Violence, Traffic and DWI Law. Boards and Experience

  • Former Chair Person of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Board Member of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Domestic Violence Response Team of Durham County
  • Regional Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force for Domestic Violence
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force
  • Instructor/Professor for Durham Technical Community College Paralegal Program
  • Judicial Attendance Council of Granville County for juveniles
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Committee of Granville County
  • Sexual Assault Response Team of Granville County
  • Program Coordinator and Instructor of the W.A.V. E Program
  • Former member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the North Carolina Justice Academy