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Renee Nichole Galente

Renee Nichole Galente

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Accident, DUI & DWI, Business

About Me

At Galente Ganci, APC, Renée N. Galente offers robust representation to clients throughout the San Diego region in both criminal and civil matters. While Ms. Galente primarily heads the firm's civil litigation practice, taking on an array of matters ranging from real estate litigation and business disputes to all manner of plaintiffs' personal injury litigation, she is also a formidable criminal defense attorney. In particular, she is well-equipped to defend those accused of DUI, having been qualified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police to administer field sobriety tests, detect impaired motorists and instruct police officers in these methods. Among her numerous accolades are inclusion in the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys' list of the top 10 personal injury practitioners in California.

Ms. Galente obtained her Bachelor of Science in marketing and business administration prior to pursuing her Juris Doctor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating with highest honors in 2008. Since then, she has deepened her legal knowledge through training in multiple areas at Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and working with experienced litigators at one of San Diego's leading plaintiffs' personal injury firms before joining her current firm in 2011. Ms. Galente also remains abreast of developments in her practice areas through her many memberships in professional organizations, including the Lawyers Club of San Diego, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and the San Diego County Bar Association, all of which have benefited from her service in multiple capacities.

A San Diego native, Ms. Galente dedicates significant time and resources outside her practice to community outreach efforts. As a zealous supporter of the Human Rights Campaign's mission to promote equality and legal protection for LGBT individuals and their families, she is a member of the organization's Federal Club.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    7 years
  4. Business: 10%
    7 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 10%
    4 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Alma Lourdes Sove

    Renee stands out as an advocate for many reasons: her passion, skill, empathy, insight, and amazing work ethic are some of the reasons why she excels at client representation. I'd be hard pressed to say I know many other professionals who work with the same caring and attention to detail as Renee does. I absolutely endorse Renee Galente.


    Alma Sove Wills & Living Wills Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Charles A. Donahue

    It is an honor to endorse Renee. She is one of the country's rising legal stars. Renee is compassionate, sincere and real. She is a very talented, creative and dedicated people-lawyer. If Renee is your lawyer, you could not be in better hands. Renee cares.


    Charles Donahue Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Galente Ganci, APC

110 W. C Street
Suite 712
San Diego, CA, 92101

Galente Ganci, APC (North County)

950 Vista Village Dr.
Vista, CA, 92084





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2015
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2014
Top 10 Under 40, CaliforniaNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2013
Outstanding Service by A New LawyerSan Diego County Bar Association2013
Top Young InfluentialsSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
A. Thomas Golden Alumnus of the Year AwardThomas Jefferson School of Law2013
Finalist-- Young AttorneysSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Top 40 Under 40SD Metro Magazine2012
Finalist--Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2010
Semi Finalist-- Top Attorneys of San DiegoSan Diego Daily Transcript2010
Outstanding Law StudentNational Association of Women Lawyers2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor- Mock Trial Competition TeamThomas Jefferson School of Law2015 - Present
MediatorThomas Jefferson School of Law Probate Court Mediation Program2013 - Present
OwnerGalente Ganci, APC2011 - Present
AssociateThorsnes Bartolotta McGuire2007 - 2011
ManagerMarine Corps Community Services1998 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Diego La Raza LawyersEndorsement Chair2015 - Present
San Diego La Raza LawyersImmediate Past President2014 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoVice President of Policy & Outreach2014 - 2015
Califoria Women LawyersTreasurer2014 - Present
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni AssociationPresident Emeritus2013 - 2014
Lawyers Club of San DiegoAwards Committee Co-Chair2013 - 2014
California Women LawyersAffiliate Governor2013 - 2015
California Women LawyersLegislative Committee Chair2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMembership Committee2013 - 2014
Lawyers Club of San DiegoSocial Media Co-Chair2013 - 2014
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
San Diego North County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationLaw Student Outreach Program Chair2013 - 2013
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationE-Newsletter Editor2013 - 2014
Tom Homann Law AssociationMember2013 - Present
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationVice President2012 - 2013
Lawyers Club of San DiegoAnnual Dinner Co-Chair2012 - 2013
Lawyers Club of San DiegoTreasurer2012 - 2014
Lawyers Club of San DiegoBoard of Director2012 - 2015
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyer DivisionGeneral Litigation Section Representatitve2012 - 2012
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationWebmaster2012 - 2014
San Diego Community Human Rights CampaignFederal Club Co-Chair2011 - 2012
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationSecretary2011 - 2012
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship FundBoard Member2011 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyer DivisionBoard Member and Mentoring Chair2011 - 2012
Lawyers Club of San DiegoChampagne & Chocolates Affair Co-Chair2011 - 2012
Thomas Jefferson School of LawAlumni Golf Chair2010 - 2011
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship FundSecretary2010 - 2011
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoAwards & Installation Dinner Committee2009 - 2009
American Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoTrial Stars Dinner Committee2008 - 2008
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2008 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
"The Pendleton 8"Plea Bargain
Construction Co. v. Heirs of Business PartnerSettlement - $244,0000
Individual v. Commercial Property OwnerSettlement- $400,000

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Publication NameTitleDate
Big News for Solo and Small FirmsEthics and Social Media 1012014
American Bar Association Trial Techniques NewsletterTrial Techniques: Saving Time and Creating Impact2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial SkillsN/A2012
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Park UniversityBusiness Administration and MarketingBS - Bachelor of Science2004
La Jolla Country Day SchoolN/AUnknown1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Women Lawyers PanelWomen Lawyers Panel2015
Ins and Outs of Solo PracticeSocial Media, Ethics , and Marketing Your Solo and Small Firm2015
Making the Right MovesNetworking2014
Interim SessionDeposition Panel2014
Interim SessionDeposition Objections2014
Interim SessionDeposition Notice & Subpoenas2014
California Women Lawyers Annual ConferenceWomen in the Spotlight: The Path to Achievement2014
TJSL Dedication CeremonyAlumni Association President's Address2013
SDLRLA Mayoral ForumWelcome Address2013
SDLRLA Annual Gala DinnerPresident's Address2013
Student OutreachYou Can Succeed: Transitioning from Student to Professional2012
SLDAFAnimal Law Panel2012
Networking 101Networking 1012012
May 2012 GraduationAlumni Welcome2012
December GraduationAlumni Welcome2012
Continuing Legal EducationUnderstanding and Attacking DUI Field Sobriety Tests2012
Balance Committee Brown Bag LunchesWork/Life Balance for Newer Lawyers2012
Practitioner Panel for StudentsCivil Procedure in Practice2011