Elwood Becton

Elwood Becton

Location:Raleigh, North CarolinaPhone:919-301-0557
Fax:919-882-9960E-mail:E-mail Me

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.


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


  • 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


  • North Carolina
  • United States Supreme Court


  1. North Carolina State Bar
  2. North Carolina Association of Black Attorneys
  3. Wake County Bar Association
  4. Capital City Lawyers Association, its first President - 1991
  5. Board of Directors, East Central Community Legal Services, 1994-2000, Vice-Chairman 1998-99, Chairman 1999-2000
  6. BarCARES, Attorney Support Group, Board of Directors, 2004-present


  • 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


  • Born and raised in Havelock, NC
  • Married to college sweetheart, the former F. Diane Hill of Scotland Neck, NC; three children Dekhasta, Marcus and Taurus