Mr. Lynn Burleson

Mr. Lynn Burleson: Attorney with Tharrington Smith, LLP
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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 Emeritus 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 Politicsmagazines. 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 has served as an Observer-Member of the Uniform Laws Commission Family Law Arbitration Act Drafting Committee.



Past North Carolina Chapter President, National Arbitration Committee Chair and Governor); American College of Family Trial Lawyers (Diplomate).

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
919-821-4711  Phone
919-829-1583  Fax
wakedivorce.law
University Attended:
University of North Carolina, A.B., 1970; University of North Carolina, M.P.A., 1974
Law School Attended:
Wake Forest University, J.D., 1980
Year of First admission:
1980
Admission:
1980, North Carolina
Memberships:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina North Carolina State Bar, Member, 1980 North Carolina Bar Association, 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 Wake County Bar Association, Member, 1999 – present 10th Judicial District Bar, Member, 1999 – present American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1993 North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, member American College of Family Trial Lawyers, Diplomat, 2008 Forsyth County Bar Association, Member, 1980-1999 Twenty-First Judicial District Bar Member, 1980
Languages:
English
Birth Information:
1948
ISLN:
908661723
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