Benjamin Hayes Brownlow

Of Counsel

Benjamin Brownlow has a broad background in civil legal and civil litigation matters, having spent the majority of his career serving as in-house counsel to an international investment bank and boutique intellectual property consulting firm. He has extensive experience counseling clients with a focus on maximizing the value of their assets in various financial and technology areas, including network security, digital imaging, database software, mobile device power management, location-based services, and medical devices. Through his efforts, clients have realized millions of dollars in gross licensing revenue.

Benjamin formerly worked at a boutique IP consulting firm, where he performed initial portfolio evaluation and infringement analysis on a variety of technical areas, as well as managed patent infringement litigation against a multitude of Fortune 500 defendants. Benjamin also has experience working in the legal department of an international investment bank, where he provided securities law guidance on a variety of legal issues impacting investment bank operations.

After spending years in the complex corporate world, Benjamin decided to enter the private law firm sector so that he can put his experience to work and offer his services to the citizens of the Triangle Communities and the State of North Carolina. At Burton Law Firm, Benjamin focuses on civil legal matters and he represents accident victims and their families on personal injury and wrongful death cases, and businesses and employees in a broad range of commercial matters.

A life-long Tarheel, Benjamin earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2012 as well as a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. He lives in Raleigh with his wife Whitney and son Winston and enjoys playing guitar and quality time outdoors with his family.


J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2012
North Carolina Banking Institute Journal, Institute Editor, Volume 16 (2011-2012)
UNC Center for Banking and Finance, Board Member (2011-2012)
Academic Dean’s List (2010-2011)
Dean’s Fellows (2010-2012)

B.A. Economics, B.A. Management and Society, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2008

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

North Carolina, 2012

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

North Carolina Bar Association
Member Since: 2012

Wake County Bar Association
Member Since: 2012

Intellectual Asset Management
Member Since: 2017

Representative Clients

We serve businesses and individual clients throughout North Carolina, including but not limited to those in the following localities: Wake County, including Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh, and Wake Forest; Alamance County, including Burlington; Cumberland County, including Fayetteville and Fort Bragg; Davidson County, including Thomasville; Durham County, including Durham; Forsyth County, including Kernersville and Winston-Salem; Guilford County, including Greensboro and High Point; Lee County, including Sanford; Nash County, including Rocky Mount; and Orange County, including Chapel Hill and Pittsboro.