Renée Gloria Pardo is a litigation attorney with over 25 years of legal experience. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a B.A. in Government & Politics with a minor in History. She continued her studies at South Texas College of Law, earning her Juris Doctor and admission to the Texas Bar in 1994.  Following her graduation from law school, Renée proudly served as an Assistant District Attorney from 1994 to 1996 with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, in Ft. Worth, Texas.   She prosecuted criminal cases and was lead trial attorney in thirty-one jury trials involving DWIs, reckless driving cases, larceny cases, assaults and domestic violence. 

In 1997, Renée moved to New York, passed the Bar in the State of New York and then served as Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, New York under James M. Catterson from 1997 to 2000. where she conducted many grand jury presentations and prosecuted criminal cases, including investigations and wiretaps involving narcotics trafficking and gangs. 

Renée transitioned to private practice in 2000 and for ten years handled cases in all criminal courts, as well as Family Court and Supreme Court.

In 2010 Renée accepted the position of Principal Assistant County Attorney in Suffolk County and primarily handled cases of child abuse and neglect as well as juvenile delinquency matters in Family Court.  Renée was a frequent lecturer at state wide County Attorney Association of New York programs and published a series of articles around the Raise the Age Legislation for the Suffolk County Bar Association and taught statewide programs on both the legislation and the phased implementation of the law and its impact on the system. 

Renée also handled civil litigation matters for the County Attorney’s Office including defending major lawsuits against several county offices.  In 2019 Renée tried the first “red flag law” case in the State of New York and went on to handle both the litigation and administration of these “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” in Suffolk County during the first year of their implementation. Because of her successful handling of these cases, Renée was asked in 2020 to act as Counsel to the Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart. Renée served in this capacity for the entirety of COVID and during police reform initiatives through 2022. Renée taught at the Suffolk County Police Academy as well as various police precincts in the County. 

Renée returned to the District Attorney’s Office in 2022 until 2024 under District Attorney Ray Tierney and handled major felony cases including child abuse and domestic violence cases.   Renée is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, Texas State Courts and New York State and federal courts in the Eastern District of New York.   

Currently Renée handles criminal cases, family court matters and all matters involving Extreme Risk Protection Orders including return of gun cases in Suffolk County New York.