Benjamin F. Clifton

Associate Attorney

5909 Fall of Neuse Road, Suite 200
Raleigh NC 27615

A skilled real estate lawyer, Ben has closed more than 16,000 residential and commercial transactions.  He advises clients on all areas of real property law including real property litigation, foreclosures, acquisitions, title curative work, contracts and more.  In addition, Ben is a skilled courtroom advocate, having litigated all types of criminal defense and civil matters including cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.  Ben is also a certified mediator.

For 35 plus years, Ben co-owned one of the largest residential real estate firms in the Triangle, Clifton & Singer, LLP.  Ben joined Gwynn & Edwards in 2016, combining the resources and experience of members of his staff with the successful residential real property team at Gwynn & Edwards.  G&E is now one of the largest and most well-respected residential real estate firms in the Triangle.


  • Estate Planning
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate


  • Ragsdale Liggett, Partner
  • Clifton & Singer, Partner
  • Crisp, Bolch, Smith & Clifton, Partner
  • Boyce Mitchell Burns & Smith
  • Law Clerk, Judge Naomi Morris, NC Court of Appeals


  • North Carolina Bar 1970
  • North Carolina State and Federal Courts

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Real Estate Lawyers Association of North Carolina (RELANC)
  • NC Superior Court Certified Mediator since 1998


  • UNC Education Foundation member since 1970
  • Pro Bono not channeled through associations Lifetime UNC Ram’s club member


  • UNC at Chapel Hill, B.A. 1966
  • UNC at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D. 1970


  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV
  • Preeminent Peer Rating