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Lynn P. Burleson - Raleigh, NC

150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900P.O. Box 1151 Raleigh, NC 27601

Updated: 09/13/2019

Raleigh Family Law Lawyer


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...

About Lynn P. Burleson

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1980

Specialties and Certifications

  • Family Law, North Carolina State Bar
  • Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Other Affiliations

  • National AAML Matrimonial Law Arbitration Institute (Member)
  • Uniform Laws Commission Family Law Arbitration Act Drafting Committee (Observer-Member)
  • Twenty-First Judicial District (Past President)
  • Forsyth County Bar Associations (Past President)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member)
  • Wake County Bar Association (Member)
  • 10th Judicial District Bar (Member)
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers (Diplomate)


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1980
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
  • University of North Carolina at Chapill Hill
    Major: Master of Public Administration

Past Positions

  • Kilpatrick Stockton, Partner
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • High Point University, Adjunct Professor
  • District Court Judge


Other Sources of Feedback About Lynn P. Burleson

Included on the 2024 North Carolina list

Past Lists

  • 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Lynn P. Burleson on Super Lawyers


  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2015
  • Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina magazine, 2009 - 2013
  • "Super Lawyers", Charlotte and Law and Politics magazines
  • Family Law Section of Best Lawyers in America®, 1995 - 2020
  • "Raleigh Best Lawyers Family Lawyer of the Year", - 2009
  • Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Chair Emeritus, National Arbitration Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2016 - Present
  • Leaders in the Law Award by Elon University and NC Lawyers Weekly, 2016 - 2017


Office Information


150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900P.O. Box 1151 Raleigh, NC 27601


  • 919-829-1583

Accepts Credit Cards




  • "Matrimonial Arbitration- A Welcome Development" , The National Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2005
  • "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, 2004
  • "Arbitration", Desk Book, North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2003
  • "Binding Arbitration: Another Arrow in the Family Law ADR Quiver", Family Forum, North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section, Volume 18, No. 5, 1998
  • President's Comments" , Bar News, Twenty-First Judicial District Bar, Vol. 15, Nos. 1-10, 1993

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