Company: Tharrington Smith LLP
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Lynn P. Burleson, Lawyer at Tharrington Smith LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in family law.
Taking a logical step into his field after he came off the bench, Mr. Burleson has served as a partner at Tharrington Smith LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina, since 2001, previously serving the firm as an associate from 1999 to 2000. He began his career as an associate at Yokley & Teeter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1980, remaining in this position for one year before serving as assistant district attorney for the State of North Carolina from 1981 to 1984, district court judge for the State of North Carolina from 1984 to 1987 and partner at Kilpatrick, Stockton LLP from 1987 to 1999. In addition to this tenure, he was an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Law from 1982 to 1984 and High Point University from 1986 to 1999. In preparation for his career, Mr. Burleson pursued a formal education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1970 and Master of Public Administration in 1974. He then attended Wake Forest University, where he attained a JD in 1980 and was admitted to practice in the State of North Carolina later that same year.
A prolific speaker in his field, Mr. Burleson has presented at countless events throughout his career. Affiliated with numerous organizations related to his field, he maintains involvement with the 10th Judicial District Bar and the Wake County Bar Association since 1999, and the Uniform Laws Commission Family Law Arbitration Act drafting committee as an observer and member since 2013, among others. In light of his efforts, Mr. Burleson received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and was selected for inclusion in the fifth and eighth editions of Who’s Who in American Law. Moving forward, he is not interested in retiring. He might be a little more selective, but he will be taking more on more cases he enjoys. Hopefully, he might slow down one day.
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