Brian Oten

Adjunct Faculty
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Office Location:
Raleigh Campus
Mailing Address:
225 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603


Brian Oten is a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where he was the managing editor of the First Amendment Law Review. Oten also completed his undergraduate education at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he obtained a B.A. with academic distinction in Political Science. After law school, Oten served as law clerk to Associate Justice Edward T. Brady of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and then to Judge Lacy H. Thornburg of the Federal District Court, Western District of North Carolina. Since October 2007, Oten has litigated disciplinary hearings and managed complex grievance matters as Deputy Counsel for the North Carolina State Bar. He has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Research, Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy Program at UNC School of Law, and he is a guest lecturer in Forensic Entomology courses at North Carolina State University. Oten is admitted to practice in Illinois and North Carolina