Raleigh, North Carolina



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Elwood Becton

Elwood Becton has over 30 years of legal experience. He has been in private practice since 1983, focusing on litigation on behalf of injured individuals and their families. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law and Duke University with a Master of Arts in Public Policy Sciences, he moved to Raleigh with his wife and three children where he became a Visiting Lecturer and Legal Advisor at NC State University. Elwood is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, and is committed to helping injured people in and out of the courtroom.

North Carolina
United States Supreme Court

North Carolina State University, 1973
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Duke University, 1979
Master of Arts in Public Policy Sciences
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
Juris Doctor

North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Association of Black Attorneys
Wake County Bar Association
Capital City Lawyers Association, its first President – 1991
Board of Directors, East Central Community Legal Services, 1994-2000, Vice-Chairman 1998-99, Chairman 1999-2000
BarCARES, Attorney Support Group, Board of Directors, 2004-present
Private Practice of Law, Elwood Becton, Attorney, P.A. 1983-2008
Mostly civil practice with emphasis on personal injury litigation Visiting Lecturer, North Carolina State University, Taught Business Law, 1984-1986
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1987 – Present
East Central Community Legal Services, Chairman, 1999 – 2000
East Central Community Legal Services, Vice-Chairman, 1998 – 1999
East Central Community Legal Services, Board of Directors, 1994 – 2000
Assistant Director of Student Development – NC State University 1979-1983
Gave legal advice and conducted legal programs for student body of over 20,000 college students, taught a course in Law in Higher Education; Legal Advisor for the Division of Student Affairs; Organizer, instrumental in organizing the Peer Mentor Program, the Academic Achievement Awards Program and the Black Alumni Group, serving as the latter’s first President

Member, St. Paul A.M.E. Church New Canaan Full Gospel Baptist Church; Superintendent of Sunday School, 1994-1996 Board of Directors, N.C. State University
Foundation, 1995 – 1999 N.C. State University African-American Community Advisory Council l998-2002 Board of Directors, N.C. State University General Alumni
Association, 1986 – 1989 Board of Directors, A.C.T.S. (PTA Council Affiliate) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity