David A. Grenardo
David Grenardo practiced law in California and Texas for three major law firms (Jones Day, DLA Piper, and King & Spalding) for nearly a decade before joining the Ave Maria faculty. He represented clients, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses and individuals, in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract, tort, product liability, insurance law, franchise and copyright cases. He has extensive pretrial and trial experience, which includes discovery, depositions, motion practice and negotiating settlements. He has argued before state and federal trial courts, bankruptcy court and the court of appeals. He has tried cases before a jury, arbitrators and an administrate law judge. Professor Grenardo dedicated a significant part of his practice to pro bono work, which included protecting the rights of, among others, domestic violence victims, the developmentally disabled and First Amendment litigants. He has received numerous awards for his pro bono efforts, including the Frank J. Scurlock Award, which is one of the highest individual pro bono honors awarded by the State Bar of Texas, the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law Pro Bono Panel Volunteer of the Year, the Wiley W. Manuel Award bestowed by the State Bar of California, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program Distinguished Service Award, and Texas Civil Rights Project Pro Bono Champion.