Raleigh, North Carolina 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. 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 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 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. Mr.
Burleson is a frequent speaker at law schools and at continuing.
Raleigh Divorce Lawyers
While Patrick’s jury trial experience ranges from personal injury defense to alienation of affections actions, he’s developed a passion for domestic violence, equitable distribution and spousal support cases. Patrick is a founding partner at Batch, Poore, & Williams. His practice areas are focused in family, divorce, domestic violence, criminal/traffic law, and civil litigation. He worked as a System Administrator/Programmer for several years prior to entering law school. His practical experience outside the practice of law provides clients with additional insight and a common sense approach to solving their legal problems.
While attending Campbell, Mr. Williams was a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association trial team for two years, and was a regional semifinalist. He also served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Campbell Law Review. Mr. Williams assisted in the revision of prominent North Carolina treatises, such as Wiggins Administration of Wills and Estates and Webster’s Real Estate Law in North Carolina.
Mr. Williams has litigated a wide variety of cases over his career including representing plaintiffs and insurance companies in personal injury claims, divorce, custody, and equitable distribution hearings, real estate disputes, alienation of affection actions, and appellate actions. When not working, Patrick spends time with his wife Sydney Batch and two sons and is an avid meat smoker. Because he’s a numbers guy Sydney has appointed him as the CEO of math homework in the Williams household.
NC needs a red-flag law to stem gun violence caused by mental distress
Gun rights advocates reject gun control proposals by saying the problem isn’t guns, it’s mental illness. Moore’s job is to oversee House debates, not quash them. Ten other states and the District of Columbia are considering red-flag laws and there is bipartisan support developing in Congress for a federal version. Red-flag laws enable family members or law enforcement to ask a judge to issue a temporary order for the removal of guns from a person who is a danger to himself or others. The measure is similar to restraining orders in domestic violence situations.
If anyone in the legislature knows about the need to allow judges to intervene in volatile situations, it’s Morey. During 18 years as a judge on the Durham district court bench, she presided over many hearings in which such a protective order might have helped prevent a shooting or a suicide. While prompted by recent school shootings, Morey’s bill would also help stem a far more common form of gun violence, suicide. Gun rights advocates are wary that red-flag laws could lead to even broader government power to confiscate guns. No right is absolute, especially when it presents a deadly threat to others.
Morey’s bill includes judicial procedures that protect an individual’s constitutional rights even as its prevents the mentally disturbed from harming others or themselves. The House Speaker wouldn’t be just rescuing a bill from knee-jerk rejection.
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