Attorney S. Camille Payton

S. Camille Payton has handled hundreds of cases, both personal injury and workers’ compensation.

Payton has built a reputation on providing personal service to each of her clients, always available to answer their questions and to try to solve their problems. 

A native of Kinston, Payton grew up in the eastern part of the state, where her first job was sweeping the floor of a tobacco barn. She was forced to quit after one day, however, when the dust aggravated her asthma. So, it was somewhat ironic when she ended up in a position in which her primary practice was helping those people exposed to dangerous substances at work – such as asbestos.



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S. Camille Payton

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1993
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • A.B. - 1984

Professional Associations

  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Board of Directors Chair (2017-2019)
  • YWCA Greensboro, Board of Directors, Chair (2018 to 2019)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee, 2018 to Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Co-chair, Awards and Honors Naming Committee, 2019 to present
  • Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers, Past President
  • North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, Secretary, 2008 -2018
  • Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)


  • College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, 2018


  • NCBA North Carolina Forms Manual – Co-editor