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Lynn P. Burleson

Family Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Raleigh Divorce Lawyer

  • Licensed for 43 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lynn

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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 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 the lead 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 has been listed among the "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina in numerous years. 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 has been 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 and has served as an Observer-Member of the Uniform Laws Commission Family Law Arbitration Act Drafting Committee.

 

Tharrington Smith LLP is a North Carolina law firm regulated by the Rules of Professional Conduct, as promulgated by the North Carolina State Bar. As such, our lawyers do not and cannot ethically participate in many of Avvo's programs, including its Legal Topics, Legal Forms, or its fixed-price legal services. Tharrington Smith advises extreme caution when relying on Q&A's or use of legal forms without the guidance of a qualified lawyer.

 

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Location

Tharrington Smith, LLP
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC, 27601

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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Divorce Attorney
Being put in a precarious position left me scared and uncertain of the future for my two young children and me. If it weren't for Lynn, I am positive the outcome of my situation would not have been good. Lynn's proficiency in law and full support for the needs of my children and me were beyond compare. There were so many ins and outs of my case which lasted for years. Lynn handled every aspect with professionalism and expertise. In choosing an attorney who 100% has your back - Lynn Burleson is the best of the best.
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Posted by Trish | December 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
When seeking a Divorce Lawyer - Lynn Burleson is the Best
I had no idea what to do or who to talk to when life changed for my children and I. Thank God I was directed to Lynn.. from the beginning I knew he would be the one to keep my interests as the focus. Always responsive and attentive. His knowledge of the law is amazing...He had a lot to deal with in my case and his patience helped me through the very worst of times. When you need a lawyer and someone who will look out for you - call Lynn - he will be there for you.
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Response from Lynn Burleson December 11, 2019
Thank you for leaving this kind and thoughtful review. We are very pleased that our efforts made a daunting time less burdensome.
Posted by Amanda | November 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Lynn Burleson
Phenomenal, 5 star experience. Smooth process from beginning to end, very upfront and he kept open communication with me the entire way through. I would recommend Lynn to anyone needing someone very knowledgeable and easy to deal with during a very difficult time.
Response from Lynn Burleson December 11, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and recommendation. The entire team is pleased that you are satisfied with the service we provided and that you perceived the process to be easier because of it.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tharrington Smith
  • 1999 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
  • 1987 - 1999
  • Adjunct Professor
  • High Point University
  • 1986 - 1987
  • District Court Judge
  • 21st Judicial District Court in Winston Salem
  • 1984 - 1987
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Wake Forest University School Of Law
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • 21st Judicial District in Winston Salem
  • 1981 - 1984
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Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
  • MPA
  • 1974
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • Diplomate
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • 21st Judicial District Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Forsyth County Bar Associations
  • Past President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2017
  • Chair Emeritus
  • National Arbitration Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Leaders in the Law
  • Elon University and NC Lawyers Weekly
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite, Family Law Section
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2011
  • Legal Elite, Family Law Section
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2011
  • Legal Elite, Family Law Section
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Legal Elite, Family Law Section
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2009
  • Raleigh Family Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Top 100
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Top 100
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Top 100
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1998
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1997
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1996
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1995
  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A
  • Family Law Section Distinguished Service Award
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Diplomate
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Certified Arbitrator
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • The National Law Journal Vol. 28, No. 2
  • "Matrimonial Arbitration- A Welcome Development,"
  • 2005
  • North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section Legislative Committee
  • "North Carolina Bar Association Position Paper on HB 1047- Bill to Abolish Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation"
  • 2004
  • Desk Book, North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section,
  • "Arbitration"
  • 2003
  • The Newsletter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • "The North Carolina Family Law Arbitration Act"
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Intensive Seminar
  • “There’s Money on the Table: Issues in High-End Family Law Cases- High Alimony and Child Support Awards”
  • 2016
  • 119th Annual Meeting of the Indiana State Bar Association
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • 2015
  • Family Law Specialists Meeting
  • "Codifying Marital Torts"
  • 2006
  • Family Law Section of Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • "Arbitrating Under the North Carolina Family Law Arbitration Act"
  • 2006
  • Family Law in Our Changing World
  • "Arbitration - A New Concept in Family Law"
  • 2005
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Meeting
  • "Matrimonial Law Arbitration"
  • 2004
  • What About the Children? Child Custody and Support in 2002
  • "Ethics and Professionalism in Custody Cases"
  • 2002
  • Practical Family Law 2002
  • "Professional Responsibility"
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Lynn
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lynn is knowledgeable and a great lawyer. I would recommend him."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lynn. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Lynn Burleson for many years and highly endorse him. He has an excellent understanding of what it takes to be a family law specialist. He possesses the knowledge, training and experience to handle even the most complicated family law matters."

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Raleigh Family Lawyer Lynn P. Burleson
Lynn P. Burleson
Family Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 43 years