Meet Benton Sawrey
Benton Sawrey concentrates his practice in civil litigation and business transactions. He enjoys helping small business owners plan to transfer a small business from one generation to the next in an orderly manner, or grow that business by buying and selling assets. Additionally, Benton has experience in fiduciary and corporate litigation, having brought and defended actions on behalf of several clients in contested estates.
Benton is a native of Smithfield and attended Smithfield-Selma High School. He is a third generation graduate of North Carolina State University, and obtained his Bachelors in Political Science. Upon graduation, he attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business.
Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation
Johnston County Partnership for Children
Johnston Community College
Board of Trustees
Boy Scouts of America
University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D. 2013)
United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Eleventh Judicial District Bar Association
Johnston County Bar Association
John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court (2012-2013)
Rated by Super Lawyers, on its North Carolina Rising Stars List (2020, 2021)