Curriculum Vitae of Lynda L. Hinkle, Esq.


Curriculum Vitae of Lynda L. Hinkle, Esq.

Principal/Lead Attorney/CEO. Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle, 2009-Present.

Manages a firm with three office locations in Marlton, Woodbury and Gloucester Township. Employs one Legal Administrator, one legal assistant, and three law clerks.

Legal specialties include, but not limited to:

  • Family Law:  Divorce, Separation Agreements, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Spousal and Child Support Issues, Pre-Marital Agreements, Post-Marital Settlements, Domestic Violence Complaints
  • Elder Law: Guardianships, Social Security, Nursing Home Complaints, etc.
  • Small Business Law: Small Business Startup, Counsel on Retainer Agreements, Structural Changes, Contracts, Common Small Business Challenges, Closing a Business
  • Wills and Estates: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration, Challenges to Estate Administrations
  • Municipal Defense: DUI, Violation of Municipal Ordinances, Domestic Violence Complaints, Misdemeanors and Other Criminal Charges, Expungements



Rutgers University School of Law – Camden.  J.D., May 2009.

Coursework/Activities Included:

  •  Child and Family Advocacy Clinic
  •  Child Abuse and Neglect
  •  Domestic Violence Practice (Mini-Clinic)
  •  Family Law
  •  Social Welfare Law and Public Policy
  •  Federal Income Tax
  •  Externship with the Division of Law
  •  DYFS
  •  ADR
  •  Advanced Mediation
  •  Decedents, Wills, and Estates
  •  New Developments Editor, Journal of Law and Religion

Rutgers University – Camden.  M.A. in English, January 2008.

Coursework/activities included:

  • Presented papers at national and international academic conferences.
  • Published multiple academic articles
  • President of English Graduate Students Association
  • Organized an academic conference at Rutgers.

Thesis: “Reaping the Whirlwind:  Regaining the Irish Catholic Literary Voice of 19th Century America Through the Works of Christine Faber” based on  a book-length collection of an author’s short stories as published in Redpath’s Weekly from 1882-1884, with critical essays.

Advisor:  Dr. Holly Blackford.

Rowan University, M.S. in Teaching, Secondary Ed., August 2003.

Thesis:  “An Exploratory Study of the  Impact of Alternative Approaches to Treatment of Bullying Behaviors at the Middle/High School Level in  a Southern New Jersey School District.”

Advisor: Dr. Thomas Monahan.

Rowan University, B.A. in English, Honors Concentration, January 1993.

Activities included:

  • Student Government
  •  English Club
  • Avant Literary Magazine

 Senior Thesis:Decoding Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.”

Advisor:  Dr. Cindy Vitto


Community Service 

  • Board of Trustees, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden & Gloucester Counties 2014.
  • Rowan University Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2014.
  • Board Member. Volunteer Center of South Jersey.  Fall 2013- Present.
  • Burlington County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, 2013-Present.
  • Solicitor to the Bellmawr Borough Zoning Board of Adjustments, 2013
  • Fundraising Chair for Cooking for Kids Sake, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, 2009-2013.
  • Chair of the Administrative Council and Legal Advisor. Pitman United Methodist Church 2012-2014.
  • Cooper Hospital Foundation, 2011-2012
    • Member of fundraising committee for Pink Roses/Teal Magnolias brunch to raise funds for breast and gynecological cancer, 2011
  • Mock Trial Team Coach, Timber Creek High School, 2013
  • Mock Trial Judge, 2010 and 2012
    • Vincent J. Apruzzese High School
    • Gloucester County Family Courts
  • Rutgers University Alumni Association, Alumni Leaders Council, 2011-Present
    • Active participant in Alumni Association with the following service elements:
  • Rutgers University Recent Graduate Council Member and Fund Advisor on Executive Board, 2009-Present
  • Rutgers University Alumni Association Homecoming Committee, 2010-Present
  • Rutgers University Alumni Association, Awards Committee, 2011
  • Rutgers University School of Law Charter Group organizer for Small/Solo Firm, pending.
  • Rutgers University, Camden, Alumni Association Board, June 2013 – Present
  • Burlington County Advisory Council on Women, January 2012-Present
  • Director of Community Food Drive, Food Bank of South Jersey, 2011
  • Planning Committee, Cooking for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) fundraiser, 2011
  • Administrative Council, Pitman United Methodist Church
  • Ewomen Network Vision Committee, 2010-Present
  • Bellmawr Lions Club, 2009-Present
    •  Assisted in fundraising for charities assisting the physically and mentally challenged in the community.
  • MP Journal, 2007-Present.
    •  Editor in chief of an international, peer-reviewed feminist academic journal.


Special Honors 

  • Top Attorney in SJ Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2014
  • SNJ Business People’s Readers Choice: South Jersey’s Most Influential Law Firms 2014
  • Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement, Rutgers University-Camden, 2013
  • New Voice Award for Burlington County Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Philadelphia’s Finest 2013
  • Rising Star in Super Lawyers 2013
  • Awesome Attorney in South Jersey Magazine 2012
  • Super Woman, South Jersey Magazine 2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter Family Law Award, 2009
  • Deborah Michael Richards Scholarship for Family Law, 2009
  • Mary Philbrook Public Interest Student Award Honoree, 2008
  • Marshall Brennan Fellow, 2007-2008
  • Association for Public Interest Law Summer Grant Award, 2008



“Ten Explosive Tips for Developing a Winning, Inexpensive Marketing Plan You Can Grow With Your Practice.” GP Solo eReport Vol. 3, No. 11. (American Bar Association publication), June 2014 Edition. Available at:

Breaking Up: Finding and Working with a New Jersey Divorce Attorney. (Charleston: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013).

Practice Management Tips for Community Service.” GP Solo Magazine (American Bar Association publication), pp. 24-25, Jan/Feb 2012 Edition

“Where No Human Aid is Possible. Or is It?:  How the Temperance Movement and Suffrage Movement Changed the American Family.”  MP Journal, Winter 2009 Issue.

“Tithing to the Vortex: The Secrecy of Financial Records in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.” Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion. Vol.10, Fall 2008.  Available at:

“Harriet Martineau and the Separate Economy of ‘Domestic Service’.” Shawagunk Review. SUNY-New Paltz Graduate Annual.  April 2007 Issue.

“Women and Silence in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness ….or Patriarchal Fantasy 2.0.MP Journal, January 2007 Issue.

“The Superior Parent: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Abolitionist ‘Fostering’ of Slaves.”  MP Journal. June 2007 Issue.

“The Machinist Rolls Up His Sleeves:  Whitman and the Working Class.” Mickle Street Review: An

Electronic Journal of Whitman and American Studies. Issue 17/18, Fall 2005.

“Between the Idea and the Reality Falls the Shadow:  White Teachers, Minority Students.”  The New Jersey English Journal.  Ed. NJCTE.  2005.

“Dethroning Bullying.” Academic Exchange Extra, May 2005.


Some Presentations

“Considering Divorce? The Steps You Need to Take Now.” Webinar, July 2014.

“Finding a Divorce Attorney.” Haddonfield Public Library, Haddon Township Public Library, Moorestown Public Library 2014. 

“Domestic Violence and the Law.”,”Behold! The Power of Woman.” Women’s Conference, April 2013.

“Divorce Course.”  Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill, NJ, December 2011, January 2012 and February 2012.

“Financial and Legal Health.” The Law Office of Lynda Hinkle, Marlton, NJ, February 2010.

“Family First: The Policy Considerations of Privileging Adoption over Kinship Care in the United States and the United Kingdom.” Securing Economic and Social Human Rights Conference at Rutgers School of Law, Camden, April 17, 2009.

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Fostering of Slaves.”  Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association, Baltimore, October 2006.

“Bloodsucking Structures: American Female Vampires as Class Critique.” International Gothic Association Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 2005.

“The Machinist Rolls Up His Sleeves:  Walt Whitman and the Working Class.” Walt Whitman  and Place Conference, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, April 2005.

“Between the Idea and the Reality Falls the Shadow:  White Teachers, Minority Students.” Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference, New York City, February 2005.

“Bloodsucking Structures: American Female Vampires as Class Critique.” PCA/ACA Conference, San Diego CA, March 2005.  Schoeneke Travel Grant Award Winner.

“Bloodsucking Structures: American Female Vampires as Class Critique.” English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Texas A&M-Commerce, Commerce, TX, September 2004. Outstanding Paper Award.  Rutgers Travel Grant Award.


Invited Talks

“Miliatry Divorce.” Radio program: “In Our Voices.”  WPFW 89.3 Washington DC. July 2014 Archived here:

“Domestic Violence Lobbying”  Project SARAH, JCC Katz Center, Cherry Hill, NJ 2014

“Legal Health for Women Business Owners”  Interconnections for Women, Turnersville, NJ, 2012.

“Start Your Own Firm.” Rutgers School of Business, Camden, NJ, February 2012.

“Small Business Legal Issues.” Empowerment Hour Radio Show, WiFi 1460AM, January 2012.

Starting a Solo or Small Firm Practice: Advice from Alums”. CLE presenter at Rutgers School of Law, Camden, NJ, December 2011.

“Starting a Solo or Small Practice: Advice for Alums.” Featured Speaker for CLE, Rutgers School of Law, November 2011.

“Being the Rock: Business Health for Small Business Owners.”  Ewomen Network of South Jersey, Fall 2011.

“Legal Health for Her.” Women’s Opportunity Center of Burlington County, March 2010 and March 2011.

“Being the ROCK: Business Health for Small Business Owners.”  Ewomen Network of South Jersey, Fall 2011.

“Legal Health for Her.” Women’s Opportunity Center of Burlington County, December 2009, March 2010 and March 2011.

Careers in Small Law Firms.” Women’s Law Caucus of Rutgers Law Camden, March 2011.

Careers in Small Law Firms.” Rutgers University School of Law, Career Services, 2011.

“Living Wills and Estate Planning.” Vitas Hospice Care, Marlton, August 2010.

Domestic Violence Basics.”  Providence House of Burlington County, June 2010.

Domestic Violence Basics.” Providence House of Burlington County, June 2009 and June 2010.

“Between the Myth and the Reality Falls the Shadow:  White Teachers, Minority Students.” Breakout session for New Jersey Council of Teachers of English STARS 8 Annual Conference. Lakewood, NJ, February 2005.


“Errors and Expectations:  A Guide for the Teacher of Basic Writing by Mina Shaughnessey.”  Focus:  NJCTE Newsletter. Winter 2004-2005.

“Teaching to Transgress by Bell Hooks.”  Focus:  NJCTE Newsletter.  Fall 2004.



  • New Jersey State Bar Association 2006- Present
  • Gloucester County Bar Association, 2011-Present
  • Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, 2011-Present
  • Camden County Bar Association 2009-Present
  • Camden County Chamber of Commerce, 2009-Present
  • Burlington County Bar Association 2009-Presentpa
  • Burlington County Chamber of Commerce, 2009-Present
  • Camden County Democrat Committee 2009-Present
  • Bellmawr Democrat Club, 2010-Present


Past Employment

Student Attorney, Child and Family Advocacy Clinic

Financial Literacy Information Project Leader, Rutgers University School of Law

Summer Intern, Division of Law, Department of Youth and Family Services.

Research Assistant, Professor John C. Lore, Rutgers University School of Law, Children’s Justice Clinic

Adjunct Professor, Camden County College, Salem Community College, Fairton Federal Prison

through Cumberland County College

Contracted Long Term Substitute, Black Horse Pike Regional School District

Business Development, Microwarehouse

President and Owner, Dandelion Innovations, public relations and writing

President and Founder, Women Halting Online Abuse (Now Working to Halt Online Abuse)

District Representative, Congressman Robert E. Andrews


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