David A. Grenardo

David A. Grenardo

David A. Grenardo is a professor of law and associate director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions. He joined St. Thomas Law (Minneapolis) in 2022. Grenardo was previously a professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law (San Antonio). 

Grenardo earned the prestigious Warren E. Burger Prize awarded by the American Inns of Court for his article “Debunking the Major Myths Surrounding Mandatory Civility for Lawyers Plus Five Mandatory Civility Rules That Will Work.” He received the national award and made his acceptance speech at the Supreme Court of the United States on October 28, 2023. 

He has presented on professionalism and ethics locally, statewide, and nationally, including at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and the ABA’s Annual National Conference on Professional Responsibility. He practiced law in California and Texas for three large law firms before joining the legal academy in 2011. 

Grenardo represented clients in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract, tort, and product liability cases. He dedicated a significant part of his practice to pro bono work for which he has received numerous awards. His scholarship focuses on professional responsibility, sports law, legal pedagogy, and the practice of law.  

Grenardo has been quoted in multiple articles on sports law, including by the New York Times. His op-eds on sports (as they relate to business and society) have appeared in Fortune Magazine and other publications. He earned his B.A. from Rice University where he played football and was a four-year letterman. He earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law.

Guest Appearances
July 3, 2024

Keynote Speaker David Grenardo (State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2024)

Civility is one of the cornerstones of the practice of law, ensuring an efficient justice system and improving the lives of both legal professionals and clients. Rocky Dhir welcomes David Grenardo to...