Kyra Lynn is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, living there most of her childhood before moving to Stone Mountain, Georgia, where she graduated from Stephenson High School. She then attended the University of South Florida as a Journalism major and Modern Dance minor, ultimately receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism, Cum Laude, from Clark Atlanta University in 2005. Ms. Lynn went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Mercer Law School in 2015, and is an active member of the Georgia Bar.
Ms. Lynn recognized her passion for working directly with the community early in her legal career by participating in various programs including Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia where she pursued Immigration and Refugee Law. Subsequently, she worked as an intern at the Georgia Legal Services Program with the Community Development of Rural Georgia Project, and with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) at DeKalb County Juvenile Court handling child deprivation and delinquency cases. Here, Ms. Lynn assisted a team of attorneys, guardian ad litems, and case managers in determining the fitness of parents receiving custody back of their children in over 30 cases.
While attending Mercer Law School, Ms. Lynn was an active participant in moot court, placing top 4 out of 64 in Mercer Law’s Annual Lawson Moot Court Competition, and serving as moot court coach to the NBLSA Frederick Douglas Moot Court team leading them to the top 8 out of 32 national teams in 2015. She served as social action chair in the Black Law Student Association, was a member of the Association of Women Law Students, and the recipient of the 2014 Mercer Law Summer Fellowship Stipend.
Prior to joining Lister and Holt, Ms. Lynn worked as a Social Security Disability attorney where she was primarily responsible for litigating social security disability hearings, and drafting appellate letter briefs to the Social Security Administration Appeals Council. In her spare time, she enjoys performing liturgical dance, and seeks to continue her work with at-risk youth to improve their lives and conditions of their communities.