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Lynn P Burleson

Lynn P Burleson


Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
Tharrington Smith, L.L.P.
Raleigh, NC
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Attorney Biography

Lynn Burleson is a native of Albemarle, North Carolina. He was admitted to the practice of law in North Carolina after receiving his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Juris Doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Before joining Tharrington Smith, Mr. Burleson served as a district court judge and was a partner in the law firm of Kilpatrick Stockton.

He has served as an adjunct professor of law for the Wake Forest University School of Law and High Point University.

Mr. Burleson practices exclusively in the field of family law. He is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Family Law and is past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

He is chair of the Arbitration Committee and has sat on the Board of Governors as a Chapter Delegate to the national American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

He frequently serves as a faculty member of the national AAML Matrimonial Law Arbitration Institute.

In 2009, he became one of only 100 divorce attorneys from across the United States to be inducted as a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.

He is listed among the "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina. He is listed as one of the "Super Lawyers" by Charlotte and Law and Politics magazines.

He is listed in the Family Law Section of Best Lawyers in America and has been named the "Raleigh Best Lawyers Family Lawyer of the Year".

He has served as chair of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and has served on the Board of Governors of the Association.

Mr. Burleson was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Bar Association for his service to the Family Law Section. He has served as president of both the Twenty-First Judicial District and the Forsyth County Bar Associations.

Mr. Burleson is a frequent speaker at law schools and at continuing legal education programs and has presented manuscripts on a wide range of topics including absolute divorce, divorce from bed and board, alimony, child support, sanctions, qualified domestic relations orders, employee benefits, discovery of corporate records by minority shareholders, ethics, counsel fees, mediation, neutral evaluation, use of referees, classification and distribution of marital assets, marital property valuation, family law contracts, breach of confidential relationships, and arbitration.

Mr. Burleson is certified as an arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is an Observer-Member of the Uniform Laws Commission Family Law Arbitration Act Drafting Committee.


Practice Areas

 
Divorce (50%)
 
Family Law (50%)

Résumé - Lynn P Burleson

Bar Licenses

North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina
Member in Good Standing
1980

Work Experience

High Point University, Adjunct Professor
19941999

Kilpatrick Stockton
19871999

High Point University, Adjunct Professor
19861987

Former District Court Judge, 21st Judicial District
19841987

Wake Forest University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
19821984

Former Assistant District Attorney, 21st Judicial District
19811984

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Education

Wake Forest University School of Law
Wake Forest University School of Law
Juris Doctor
1980

University of Chapel Hill
M.A.
1974

UNC Chapel Hill
B.A.
1970

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Specialty Certifications

North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Family Law
North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
1991

Awards & Honors

Leaders in the Law Award
Elon University and NC Lawyers Weekly
2016

Chair Emeritus
National Arbitration Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
2016

Legal Elite Family Law Section
Business North Carolina Magazine
2013

Legal Elite Family Law Section
Business North Carolina Magazine
2012

Legal Elite Family Law Section
Business North Carolina Magazine
2011

Legal Elite Family Law Section
Business North Carolina Magazine
2010

Legal Elite Family Law Section
Business North Carolina Magazine
2009

Citizen Lawyer Award
North Carolina Bar Association
2007

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Certified Arbitrator
1999

Family Law Section Distinguished Service Award
North Carolina Bar Association
1990

Best Lawyers in America - Since 1995

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Commercial Recognitions

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2021

Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2015

Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2014

Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2013

Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2012

Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2011

Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2010

Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2009

Top 100 List
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2008

Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2008

Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2007

Top 100 List
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2007

Top 100 List
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2006

Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
2006

AV Preminent
Martindale Hubbell

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Lynn P Burleson
Tharrington Smith, L.L.P.
150 Fayetteville Street Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
wakedivorce.law
Office: 919-821-4711
Fax: 919-546-0489

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