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Gregory Zlotnick

Clinical Professor of Law | Staff Attorney


Contact Information


  • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2011
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 2008

License to Practice

  • Texas

Specialties and Courses

  • Public Interest Lawyering


Greg Zlotnick serves as at Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor and Supervising Attorney for the Housing Rights Project at the Center for Legal and Social Justice at St. Mary’s University School of Law.  There, he teaches in the Consumer Protection Clinic and oversees student and staff efforts to provide eviction defense and housing stability to San Antonio-area residents.  This includes the operations of the St. Mary’s Housing Hotline; representation in eviction hearings and appeals; and the delivery of public education presentations and materials.  In the classroom, Greg also teaches a course on public interest lawyering.

Prior to his appointment as a visiting clinical faculty member, Greg served as the director and supervisor of Pro Bono Programs at the St. Mary’s University School of Law’s Center for Legal and Social Justice from August 2014-September 2022.  

In that role, Greg facilitated the implementation of the community service graduation requirement for JD students at St. Mary’s Law. Through the development of multiple community-centered collaborations, the Pro Bono Program connected law student volunteers with opportunities to meet the law-related needs of the San Antonio community. In 2020, Greg received the Pro Bono Coordinator Award from the State Bar of Texas. Beyond St. Mary’s Law, Greg is a board member of the Andy Mireles Charitable Foundation, the San Antonio Legal Services Association, and the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless. As a pro bono attorney, Greg has served as clemency counsel with the ABA’s Death Penalty Representation Project and has volunteered with the State Bar of Texas’s Texas Legal Answers website. Prior to joining St. Mary’s, Greg worked in private practice in San Antonio. Prior to moving to San Antonio, Greg was a trial attorney and law clerk with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Fort Worth. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Coordinator Award, State Bar of Texas, 2020


Articles in a Periodical

  • Picking the Lock: A Proposal for a Standard Fee Waiver for Texas Identifying Documents, 22 The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues 345-381 (2020).
  • “Halt any proceedings in county that would lead to evictions,” San Antonio Express-News, July 6, 2020.
  • “Juan Castillo worthy of clemency by Texas board.” San Antonio Express-News, May 9, 2018.
  • “Marian Reflection,” Justice Jottings, January 2018 (remarks prepared for Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass, December 12, 2017).
  • “One Day, All Americans . . .”: Considering a TFA-Style Lawyer Corps, 23 GEO. J. LEGAL ETHICS 971 (2010).