Gretchen Scardino represents individuals and business entities from a diverse range of industries, including technology, health care, banking, and aviation, in civil and criminal appellate matters in state and federal courts. Gretchen also has significant trial court representation experience, including structuring jury charges, preparing and arguing strategic legal motions, and preparing post-judgment motions. Her practice includes the representation of clients in civil litigation involving parallel criminal proceedings. She has argued before the Fifth Circuit in a criminal fraud case involving jury charge error. Gretchen’s practice also includes the post-conviction representation of Texas death row inmates in federal habeas corpus proceedings. Gretchen has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, teaching Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy to first-year law students.
Education & Honors
Gretchen received her J.D. with honors from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2002, after having received her B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. While attending law school, she won the American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts and was selected to be the judicial clerk to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
- Associate, Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court, 2006 to 2012
- Texas Rising Stars, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Publications & Presentations
“Appeals Involving Impaired Insurers,” State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, September 12, 2003
“SLAPP-Happy: Media Defendants Beware, Anti-SLAPP Statutes Might Not Be Something To Smile About,” American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Fall 2004
“The Secret Double Life of the Reporter’s Privilege,” American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Spring 2005