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.


Community Involvement

  • Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation


  • Johnston County Partnership for Children


  • Johnston Community College

    Board of Trustees

  • Boy Scouts of America

    Eagle Scout

North Carolina State University (B.A. in Political Science, 2009) University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D. 2013)

North Carolina

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

North Carolina Bar Association 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)

James Narron

Jason W. Wenzel

Matthew S. McGonagle

Kemp Mosley

O. Hampton Whittington, Jr.

Benton G. Sawrey

Rachel E. Mills

Wm. Joseph Austin, Jr.

Taylor Avioli

David F. Mills

Stephanie Norris