Dawnielle Y. Grace, MBA
Winston-Salem, NC
office 336.631.1060
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Ms. Grace’s primary area of practice is general litigation with an emphasis on collections, bankruptcy and employment.


  • Purdue University, B.A., Political Science (International Relations), Japanese Language and Literature, with honors
  • Ochanimozu University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Benedictine University, M.B.A., International Relations, with honors
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.


  • Representing businesses in all manners of commercial litigation
  • Representing financial institutions in creditors’ rights litigation, including commercial and consumer collections and foreclosures
  • Providing counsel to business leadership on contractual and regulatory issues, business ventures, risk and feasibility
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Managing Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) litigation and litigious negotiations
  • Advising businesses on policies related to HIPAA and protected health information compliance
  • Advising on FMLA, ADA and employment law compliance
  • Conducting workplace investigations and trainings
  • Serving as Vice President, Corporate Secretary, General Counsel & Compliance Officer for a North Carolina medical collections agency
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Cheri L. Beasley, Associate Justice of North Carolina Supreme Court, 2014

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Labor & Employment Law Litigation


  • North Carolina State Bar


  • Forsyth County 21st District Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Former Member, Association of Corporate Council, Charlotte Chapter

Community Involvement

  • Strategic Planning Committee, Praise Assembly Church Ministries, Incorporated


  • Proficient in Japanese
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