Meet Hampton Whittington

Hampton Whittington focuses his practice on personal injury, wrongful death and work-related accidents. He represents his clients with personal, professional service to ease their legal concerns while he fights vigorously for them.

Hampton has been a certified Superior Court Mediator since 1996, and has mediated over 1000 cases in various areas of the law.

Hampton is an active member of the community in his native Benson where he lives on the family farm. He has served as President of the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Benson Museum of Local History, and Commissioner of the Banner Fire District. He has also served as the Johnston County Bar Association President and as President of the Eleventh Judicial District Bar. He was named Benson Citizen of the Year in 1994.

Prior to joining the firm in 1981, Hampton practiced law in Durham from 1975-1979 and served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Eleventh District from 1979-1981.

Community Involvement


  • Johnston County Economic Development Commission

    Member (2006-Present)

  • Johnston County Planning Board

    Member (1984-2002); Chairman (1994-2001)

  • Johnston County Comprehensive Plan Work Group

    Chairman (1998)

  • Benson Area Chamber of Commerce

    Member (1981-Present); Board of Directors (1982-1984 & 2002-2003); President (1984 & 2003)

  • Benson Museum of Local History

    Board of Directors (1987-Present); Chairman (2006-Present)

  • Banner Fire District

    Commissioner (1986-Present)

  • Benson Rescue Squad Advisory Committee

    Member (1988-2012)

  • Benson Centennial Celebration

    Chairman (1987)

  • Benson Recreation Committee

    Member (1982-1985)

  • Benson Lions Club

    Member (1980-Present); Past President

  • Youth Baseball Coach

    Coach (1980-1997)

  • Youth Basketball Coach

    Coach (1983-1993)

  • Benson Citizen of the Year

    1994

Davidson College (B.A. in History, 1971)

University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., with Honors, 1975)

North Carolina; United States District Court, Eastern District of N.C.; U.S. District Court, Middle District of N.C.
Captain, United States Army Reserves, 1972-1980
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
American Association for Justice
North Carolina Bar Association
11th Judicial Bar Association, President (2000)
Johnston County Bar Association, President (1999)
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

James W. Narron

Jason W. Wenzel

Matthew S. McGonagle

Kemp Mosley

O. Hampton Whittington, Jr.

Benton G. Sawrey

Robert Bryson Pike II

Rachel E. Mills

Wm. Joseph Austin, Jr.

Taylor Avioli