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Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

Bar Admissions

Education

Published Works

Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

Grant T. Shibao

Attorney

Location: Denver, Colorado
P: 303-395-4773

Grant T. Shibao is an associate attorney with Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. and a member of the Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, and Criminal Defense Teams.  Grant earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2017.  In 2020, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  

Grant’s interest in law started early, serving as an associate justice on the University of Colorado’s Appellate Court during his time at CU and a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law fraternity.  Grant’s interest in sports law began during his time at CU and he co-founded the Sports and Entertainment Student Association for students with an interest in the sports and entertainment industries. 

After his first year of law school, Grant started as a law clerk with Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.  During law school, Grant served as a student attorney in the Civil Litigation Clinic, where he assisted his clients with matters including protection orders and child custody disputes.  Grant also competed on the NFL Contract Negotiation Competition Team, where he placed 2nd during the 2020 National Competition in New Orleans. 

During law school Grant was the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the Editor-in-Chief of the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, and Vice-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.  Grant was awarded the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Student of the Year Award, Robert B. Yegge Memorial Scholarship, Blumenthal-Yarberry Endowed Scholarship, and is a proud Daniels Fund Scholar. 

Grant currently serves as the treasurer for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, a liaison for the Colorado Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, member of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, and member of the Minoru Yasui Inn of Court.  

Grant is a Colorado Native and enjoys spending time with his dogs, golfing, and watching his Colorado Buffaloes.  

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Labor/Employment Law
  • Athlete’s Rights/ Sports Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2020
  • Washington, 2021
  • S. District Court District of Colorado, 2021

 

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. – 2020
    • Honors: Asian Pacific American Bar Association Student of the Year Award
    • Honors: Robert B. Yegge Memorial Scholarship
    • Honors: Blumenthal-Yarberry Endowed Scholarship
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
    • B.A. – 2017
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta – Law Fraternity
    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha – Honors Fraternity
    • Honors: Associate Justice – CUSG Appellate Court
    • Honors: Daniels Fund Advisory Board

Published Works

  • 23 U. Denver Sports & Ent. L.J. 1, Presiding Editor in Chief, Spring 2020
  • U.S. v. Gatto: An Old Case Provides a New Look at College Basketball’s Latest Scandal, 22 U. Denver Sports & Ent.L.J.1, Andrew Janson & Grant Shibao, Spring 2019

Honors and Awards

  • 2nd Place National Competition, NFL Contract Negotiation Competition Team, 2020
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association Student of the Year Award, 2019
  • Robert B. Yegge Memorial Scholarship, 2017-2020
  • Blumenthal-Yarberry Endowed Scholarship, 2020
  • Daniels Fund Scholar, 2013-2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association,Treasurer/Board Member, 2020 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, 2020 – Present
  • Colorado Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, Liaison, 2020 – Present
    • Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, Member, 2018 – Present
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, Member, 2018 – Present
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • Sports and Entertainment Law Society, President
    • Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief
    • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Vice-President