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Dylan W. Greenwood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Winston-Salem, NC

Greenwood Law
119 Brookstown Ave, Suite 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-794-6138
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (80%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%), Immigration: Consumer (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Dylan W. Greenwood is the owner and managing partner of Greenwood Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. An award-winning and highly versatile lawyer with more than six years of legal experience, Mr. Greenwood provides invaluable and effective representation to clients throughout the greater Piedmont Triad region of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Criminal defense, including federal and white collar crimes, sex crimes, drug crimes, DWI, traffic violations and other criminal offenses

· Expungements

· Family law and divorce

· Wills and trusts

· Immigration law

· Litigation and appeals

A Winston-Salem native, Mr. Greenwood has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the residents of his community. As such, he delivers personalized attention to all he serves in order to better address their needs and increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they seek. Recognized for his success, he has earned numerous awards and honors from his peers along with many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Greenwood has received a Top 10 Under 40 designation from the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys and a Top 40 Under 40 designation from the National Trial Lawyers. He has also received Superb client ratings on AVVO.

A Rhodes Scholar nominee, Mr. Greenwood graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2009, where he earned an Honors Baccalaureate in political science and was an Honors Scholar graduate in economics. He then attended Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was heavily involved with the Moot Court Team and won the Debbie Parker Moot Court Service Award. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 2013 and received a membership in the Order of the Barristers for his outstanding courtroom advocacy.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Greenwood is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Forsyth Criminal Defense Bar, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, among his other professional affiliations. He also serves as Barrister with the Chief Justice Joseph Branch of the American Inn of Court, and he supports his local community through his position as a board member of the Piedmont Opera and the American Heart Association.

Mr. Greenwood is admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts as well as before the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Immigration: Consumer
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Naturalization & Citizenship


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Dylan W. Greenwood

First Admitted: 2013, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Rhodes Scholar Nominee
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award, 2018 - National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Hillcrest Honors Graduate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • Eagle Scout Award
  • Top 40 Under 40 Award for National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Award for National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Debbie Parker Moot Court Service Award
  • Order of the Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Philologia Undergraduate Research Journal of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Founder & Editor-In-Chief
  • Teaching participants about contracts in North Carolina with an emphasis on construction contracts. During this course participants learned: • Contract specific terminology • Components of a construction contract • Understanding of contracts to better protect yourself in business dealings and conversations with legal representatives , Instructor, Contracts: Fundamentals and Drafting Provisions in the Building Industry, Building, General Contractors, 2020
  • Teaching how businesses can be organized in North Carolina. Participants expected to learn: • Details of organizational structures • Forms needed to initiate certain types of organizations • Advantages and disadvantages of different organizational structures • Protections provided by certain organizational structures • How to preserve those protections in the course of your business, Instructor, Business Organizations from a Legal Perspective, Building, General Contractors, 2020
  • Describing the types of pretrial release, how to get them, and Forsyth County's changes for pretrial release. , Pre-Trial Release, Criminal Defense, 2020
  • Describing the differences between refusing a breath or blood test pre-arrest versus post-arrest. Describes citizens rights and consequences for each. , What is the Difference in Refusing a Breath Test Before and After Arrest?, Criminal Defense, DWI, 2020
  • Wake Forest Law Journal: Journal of Law and Policy, Symposium Editor 

Educational Background

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Honors: magna cum laude, Major: B.S. in Economics , 2009
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Honors: magna cum laude, Major: B.A. in Political Science, 2009
  • Wake Forest University, School of Law, 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2020
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2021


Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors for the Piedmont Opera, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Co-President of the Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Host of "For the Record with Greenwood Law," a weekly radio show on WTOB discussing relevant legal issues to North Carolinians. , 2021
  • Host of "For the Record with Greenwood Law," a weekly radio show on WTOB discussing relevant legal issues to North Carolinians. , 2020
  • Instructor for Building Blocks 2 Build. Teaching continuing education, focusing on legal issues facing building contractors. , 2020
  • Valor, VA Benefits
  • Criminal Law Roundtable 
  • ABA, National Appellate Advocacy Team
  • Forsyth Criminal Bar
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • American Inn of Court, Chief Justice Branch
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina 
  • North Carolina, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
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Office Location for Dylan W. Greenwood

119 Brookstown Ave
Suite 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone: 336-794-6138

Last Updated: 9/27/2021

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