Lynn P Burleson

Lynn P Burleson

  • Family Law
  • North Carolina
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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

Education
Wake Forest University School of Law
J.D. (1980)
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
M.A. (1974) | Public Administration
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1970) | Public Administration
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Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
High Point University
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Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
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Adjunct Professor
High Point University
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Former District Court Judge
21st Judicial District in Winston-Salem, NC
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Adjunct Professor
Wake Forest University School of Law
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Former Assistant District Attorney
21st Judicial District, Winston-Salem, NC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
"Matrimonial Arbitration- A Welcome Development"
The National Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2
North Carolina Bar Association Position Paper on HB 1047- Bill to Abolish Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation
North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section Legislative Committee
Arbitration
Desk Book, North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
"The North Carolina Family Law Arbitration Act"
The Newsletter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Speaking Engagements
"Matrimonial Law Arbitration", merican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
"Arbitration - A New Concept in Family Law", Family Law in Our Changing World
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Kentucky Chapter and Louisville Bar Association
Family Law Arbitration From The Court Perspective, North Carolina District Court Judges Conference
"Codifying Marital Torts", 2006 Family Law Specialists' Meeting
Arbitrating Under the North Carolina Family Law Arbitration Act, Family Law Section of Mecklenburg County Bar Association and North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Charlotte, NC
Certifications
Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Arbitrator
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Awards
Raleigh Family Law “Lawyer of the Year"
Best Lawyers in America
Citizen Lawyer Award
North Carolina Bar Association
Family Law Section Distinguished Service Award
North Carolina Bar Association
Highest rating of AV
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyer
North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine
2006 - 2015
Top 100 Lawyer List
North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine
2006, 2007, 2008
Legal Elite Family Law Section
Business North Carolina magazine
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Best Lawyer, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
1995 - 2015
Professional Associations
North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member
Current
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North Carolina State Bar # 9149
Member
Current
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American College of Family Trial Lawyers
Diplomate
- Current
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Wake County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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10th Judicial District Bar
Member
- Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow
- Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Member, 1980 Family Law Section, Member, 1980 Board of Governors - Family Law Chair, 1991-1992 Uniform Laws Commission Family Law Arbitration Act Drafting Committee, Observer-Member, 2013 - present
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Forsyth County Bar Association
Member
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Twenty-First Judicial District Bar
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Practice Area
  • Family Law
Languages
  • English
Contact & Map
Tharrington Smith LLP
150 Fayetteville Road, Suite 1800
P.O. Box 1151
Raleigh, NC 27602
USA
Telephone: (919) 821-4711