Grant D. Penrod

Serving Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester and Nearby Areas of Virginia

Grant D. Penrod

Grant Penrod represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation and appeals, with primary experience including domestic relations, consumer and commercial transactions, landlord and tenant relations, personal injury, real estate litigation, and First Amendment and media law.


Harrisonburg High School (1991, honors); James Madison University (B.A., 1995, cum laude); University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2003, top 25%, Mortimer Caplin Public Service Award).

Law Practice Experience

Private practice with Hoover Penrod PLC since 2008. Supervising and Staff Attorney with Blue Ridge Legal Services from 2005 to 2008. Legal Fellow with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press from 2003 to 2005. Adjunct professor with American University in 2005. Law clerk with the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. Grant has been successful in several appellate cases before Virginia appellate courts and the U. S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Associations

​Member of the Virginia State Bar, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association (past President), and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Marriage and Family Counseling, Harrisonburg, Virginia. President of the Board of Directors of Northfield Court Homeowners Association. Named a Virginia “Super Lawyer”.

Personal Information

Grant was in restaurant management for five years before attending law school. He has recently remarried after having been a single father for many years. He is a musician and a skateboarder (and has the surgical scars to prove it).

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