Dana B. Lehnhardt

Dana B. Lehnhardt
Managing Partner


Dana Lehnhardt is a Union County native having been born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina and graduating from Parkwood High School. She later graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a double major in political science and psychology and a minor in criminal justice. Dana thereafter pursued her Juris Doctor degree and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1998. Dana has been licensed to practice in North Carolina since 1998 and is currently a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Union County Bar Association. Dana expanded her areas of service in the family law field by becoming a Board Certified Family Law Specialist in 2008, and also a Certified Family Financial Mediator. Dana is also a licensed parenting coordinator.

Dana not only brings a history of legal knowledge with her, but also brings a history of community involvement, volunteer hours and serving on various non-profit boards throughout Union County and the surrounding areas.

Dana remains committed to her clients by walking them through the difficult issues in family law and making sure that clients know all of their options to make an informed decision, even if that decision leads them to other avenues besides litigation. Dana also maintains a high level of integrity during her role as a mediator, acknowledging that parties involved in highly contested court cases need a reasonable sounding board, extensive trial experience, and someone that is dedicated to helping them resolve their issues outside the courtroom.

When not representing clients, Dana lives on family land in Union County that has been in her family for more than 6 generations. She lives with her husband Karl and her two sons who are both in college. She enjoys reading, traveling and playing pickleball.

  • 2017 50 Most Influential Women from Mecklenburg Times
  • 2016 Woman of the Year Candidate for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society
Pro-Bono Work
  • Union County Community Shelter
  • American Red Cross
  • Literacy Council
  • Union County’s Women in Business
  • Union County Community Arts Council
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
Bar Admissions
  • North Carolina, 1998
Professional Associations
  • Union County Bar Association, Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Union County Bar Association, Member
Current Employment
  • Managing Partner
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Juris Doctor – 1998
  • University of North Carolina – Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • B.A. – 1995
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science & Psychology
    • Minor: Criminal Justice