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Shape Smith Debnam Raleigh The Landmark Center 4601 Six Forks Road Suite 400 Raleigh, NC 27609
Sincere, organized and engaging are three words that describe Lynn Wilson McNally on a professional and personal level. Having begun her career as a paralegal working closely with clients on a daily basis, Lynn came to Smith Debnam as a summer law clerk intent on establishing herself as an attorney. Through her excellent work ethic and unwavering attention to detail on behalf of her clients, Lynn has evolved into an experienced Partner in our firm. Lynn is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Certified Family Financial Settlement Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. She represents individuals in matters regarding separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, domestic violence, termination of parental rights, legitimation, and other family law issues.
It is her relational, common sense approach that fosters clients’ trust, putting them at ease even when potentially stressful situations arise. Lynn is focused and prepared for all aspects of divorce and separation, regularly appearing in trials and hearings on behalf of her clients. In addition to representation in the courtroom, Lynn works tirelessly toward resolving clients’ divorce and separation issues outside of court through the negotiation of separation agreements, child custody arrangements and property distribution contracts, as well as through mediation and private settlement conferences.
Lynn is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, an established benchmark of legal excellence. She is also named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars – a list that recognizes attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lynn was nominated by fellow lawyers, who have personally observed her in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel or through other firsthand courtroom observation.
“I tend to be overly organized, which has served me well. I find that the way that I have organized my desk, my files, my calendar and my practice, in general, has prevented a level of stress for me that I have seen in other lawyers.”
“I enjoy the practice of family law and think that it suits my personality and my strengths. I like working with individuals rather than with corporations, and I find it interesting to think through practical solutions for my clients’ legal questions. Family law touches so many different areas of the law that I am never bored and am always learning new things.”
“Outside of the office, I enjoy wine, travel and finding new restaurants. I have always enjoyed music and the arts and would have loved to have done something creative for a living. I’m a huge fan of the 1980s and 1990s rock music.”
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