D. Kenneth Tisdale, Jr.


D. Kenneth (Ken) Tisdale, Jr., joined Grace, Tisdale & Clifton in 2002 and has dedicated much of his practice to Driving While Impaired (DWI) defense and alcohol-related charges. From 1997 to 2002, Ken served as an Assistant District Attorney in Winston-Salem and focused on the prosecution of DWI cases, as well as felony trials in Superior Court, including capital murder. He has extensive expertise in the area of DWI law both as a defense attorney and prosecutor, including a large volume of trials at the District Court and Superior Court level.

Ken has been trained in the administration of DWI field tests, including the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. Every day he assists numerous individuals with his skills in the art of determining the best course of action for North Carolina DWI issues in order to dispense with cases in the most efficient and discreet manner possible.

In addition to his DWI representation, Ken has substantial trial experience in N.C. District and Superior Courts for a range of criminal cases including murder, drugs, sexual assault and financial crimes.

Ken received his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1997 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University in 1993. He has been admitted to practice in North Carolina since 1997 and has been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Middle District.

Ken is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar and the Forsyth County Bar Association.


200 West First Street
Winston-Salem , North Carolina , 27101
United States

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