Rhian C. Mayhew

Rhian C. Mayhew

Associate Attorney

Rhian is originally from Toronto, Canada, but has spent most of her life in the South. She previously lived in Tennessee and Mississippi, but found her true home in North Carolina.

Rhian graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in French. She then earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law. During law school, she gained experience in civil litigation through her position as a Student Attorney in UNC’s Civil Legal Assistance Clinic and as a Legal Intern for a civil litigation firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was also a member of UNC Law’s Holderness Moot Court and served as an Articles Editor for the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology.

As an Associate, Rhian’s practice primarily focuses on residential and commercial landlord-tenant law and community association representation. Before joining Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC in February, 2018, Rhian worked as an Associate Attorney at a family law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina where she gained litigation experience from her work in family law matters, including divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, and equitable distribution cases.

When not practicing law, Rhian can be found spending time with her friends, family, and dog, as well as painting, hiking, traveling, playing tennis, and attending concerts.


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D.
  • North Carolina State University, B.A.

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Triangle Apartment Association
  • TAA Education Foundation Board – Board of Directors General Counsel
  • AANC Housing Affordability Subcommittee
  • TAA XCEL Committee
  • Piedmont Triad Apartment Association – Government & Industry Affairs Committee

Principles Areas of Practice

  • Residential and Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Community Association Representation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina


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