Kathryn Lindley is the founder and manager of Lindley Law Firm, PLLC. Her primary practice areas are Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Trusts. She also accepts clients with other issues such as criminal, traffic, collections, and general civil matters. She has in the past represented parents in abuse, neglect, dependency actions filed by the Department of Health and Human Services. She has served as a Guardian ad Litem for minor children in child custody cases and has prosecuted termination of rights for our clients. She also acts as mediator or arbitrator in certain cases.
Born in High Point, North Carolina, Kathryn has always lived in North Carolina. Post high school, she completed the two year Emergency Medical Science Program through Guilford Technical Community College. She returned to school at UNC-G and completed a Bachelor's of Science Degree with a major in Accounting and a minor inc Mathematics. She returned to college to attend Wake Forest School of Law graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 1997. During her law school years Kathryn volunteered with VITA tax assistance program, was a summer intern with the Guilford County District Attorney's office, and was a mentor for a first year student through Women in Law. In her third year of law school she appeared in court for indigent people who had filed for protection in domestic violence court and represented elderly clients in various parts of court proceedings. After passing the Bar, she was sworn in to State and Federal Court on September 19, 1997. On October 1, 1997 she opened her law practice and in September, 1998 she received her C.P.A. certificate.
Kathryn has enjoyed three very different careers, four if you start with summers working on the farm in her early years. In the medical field she moved from Nursing Assistant with High Point Hospital, then working with Guilford County Emergency Medical Services and moving up through the ranks from EMT to EMT-IV, to Paramedic, to Captain, and then management. She was state and nationally licensed as a Paramedic. Next in the accounting field she prepared taxes, assisted with the preparation of financial reports for a regional bank, and then in management with EMS while also working with a tax practice during tax season. The first two careers have helped to prepare her for her career as a lawyer and in managing the law practice.
Kathryn believes that education of clients is key to assisting them understand the complexity of their issues and then to use this knowledge to resolve their case. Her goal is to provide quality legal services to all her clients. The education also may help guide them in future life decisions. In most circumstances the best decision for a client is to resolve the case without a trial and we strive to resolve issues expeditiously to reduce the cost to our clients. When these efforts aren't successful we prepare our clients for court hearings and walk with them through the court process.
Kathryn is married and has two adult children. She lives in the Greensboro vicinity with her husband, one child, and a rescue cat. She enjoys sports cars, reading for pleasure, travel and the beach. Giving back to the community is important to Kathryn. She has volunteered from her teenage years as a hospital volunteer, helping at schools and serving on boards of several non-profit entities.
Areas of Practice Include:
Arbitration (approved by Administrative Office of the Courts)
Wills, Estates, and Trusts
Honors & Awards:
Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV rating - 2021
Martindale-Hubbell BV rating for years 2003-2020
2000 National Top Ten Business Woman of American Business Women's Association
Professional Associations and Accreditations:
North Carolina Bar Association
Trusts and Estates Division Member
Eighteenth Judicial District Bar Member
Greensboro Bar Association
Member of Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers Division
Member of Family Law Division
North Carolina Association of C.P.A.'s
Guilford County Inn of Court
Guilford County Board of Elections Board Member and past Chair
Women's Resource Center Attorney Volunteer
Greensboro Bar Association Board Member
Children of Divorce Program Presenter
Family Law Section of Greensboro Bar Association. Treasurer
Guardian ad Litem Volunteer for the Court
Guilford Center Mental Health Board Member from 2000 to 2007.
Summit House Board Member from 2004 to 2007.
Family Life Council Board Member.
Sanctuary House Board Member and Advisor.
The Evergreens Board Member
Woman of the Year of Carolina Piedmont Chapter of ABWA - 1995
Treasurer of Carolina Piedmont Chapter of ABWA. 1997-98
Past President and Secretary of Carolina Piedmont Chapter of ABWA
Carolina Adoption Services Board Member and past Chair