150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Lynn P. Burleson

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Tharrington Smith, L.L.P.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 1151
Raleigh NC 27602
Work (919) 821-4711
Fax (919) 546-0489

Practice State

North Carolina


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.


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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B.A. Public Administration - UNC Chapel Hill, 1970; M.A. Public Administration - UNC Chapel Hill, 1974; J.D. - Wake Forest University School of Law,1980

Legal Organizations

Member: North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section; Wake County Bar Association; 10th Judicial District Bar; North Carolina State Bar Family Law Specialist; Certified Family Financial Mediator; Former Chair, Family Law Section and Board of Governors of North Carolina Bar Assn.; Past President, Forsyth County Bar Assn. & 21st Judicial District Bar; Former Adjunct Professor in Family Law, Wake Forest University School of Law.


North Carolina "Legal Elite" (Business magazine) and "Super Lawyers" (Charlotte and Law and Politics magazines); Best Lawyers in America and 2009 "Raleigh Best Lawyers Family Lawyer of the Year"; North Carolina Bar Assn. Citizen Lawyer Award, 2007; AV Martindale-Hubbell rating. Leaders in the Law Award by Elon University and NC Lawyers Weekly, 2016

CLE Presentations

Frequent Speaker for North Carolina Bar Foundation, Wake Forest University School of Law and North Carolina State Bar. Former North Carolina District Court Judge. Numerous others listed on personal website.


Numerous publications listed on personal website.

AAML National

Board of Governors; Certified Arbitrator; Former Chair, Arbitration Committee; Faculty, Arbitration Training Institute.

AAML Chapter

Former President, North Carolina Chapter, Parlimentarian.

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