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At Galente Law, APC, Renée N. Galente offers robust representation to clients throughout the San Diego region in both criminal and civil matters. While Ms. Galente focuses on plaintiffs' personal injury litigation, but she is also a formidable criminal defense attorney. She consistently receives numerous accolades in the legal community for her work.

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, where she is now on faculty, and working with experienced litigators at one of San Diego's leading plaintiffs' personal injury firms before starting her own firm. 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


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    8 years
  2. Military Law: 25%
    1 year
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    6 years



Hourly ($500/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

26 total 

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  • 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 and 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 Law, APC

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

Galente Law, APC (North County)

950 Vista Village Dr.
Vista, CA, 92084



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Adjunct Faculty of the YearThomas Jefferson School of Law2015
Finalist-- Woman of the YearSan Diego Magazine2015
President's AwardSan Diego La Raza Lawyers Association2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2015
Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal2014
Finalist-- Latinos Making a DifferenceSan Diego Magazine2014
Outstanding Service by A New LawyerSan Diego County Bar Association2013
Top 10 Under 40, CaliforniaNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2013
Top Young InfluentialsSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
A. Thomas Golden Alumnus of the Year AwardThomas Jefferson School of Law2013
Finalist-- Latinos Making a DifferenceSan Diego Magazine2013
Finalist-- Women Who Move the CitySan Diego Magazine2013
Top 40 Under 40SD Metro Magazine2012
Finalist-- Young AttorneysSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
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
Trial LawyerGalente Law, APC2016 - Present
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
Califoria Women LawyersTreasurer2014 - Present
California Women LawyersLegislative Committee Chair2013 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
San Diego North County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Tom Homann Law AssociationMember2013 - Present
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship FundBoard Member2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2008 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoVice President of Policy & Outreach2014 - 2015
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni AssociationPresident Emeritus2013 - 2014
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationE-Newsletter Editor2013 - 2014
Lawyers Club of San DiegoSocial Media Co-Chair2013 - 2014
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMembership Committee2013 - 2014
California Women LawyersAffiliate Governor2013 - 2015
Lawyers Club of San DiegoAwards Committee Co-Chair2013 - 2014
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
San Diego County Bar AssociationLaw Student Outreach Program Chair2013 - 2013
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationVice President2012 - 2013
San Diego La Raza Lawyers AssociationWebmaster2012 - 2014
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 AssociationSecretary2011 - 2012
San Diego Community Human Rights CampaignFederal Club Co-Chair2011 - 2012
Lawyers Club of San DiegoChampagne & Chocolates Affair Co-Chair2011 - 2012
San Diego County Bar Association, New Lawyer DivisionBoard Member and Mentoring Chair2011 - 2012
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship FundSecretary2010 - 2011
Thomas Jefferson School of LawAlumni Golf Chair2010 - 2011
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoAwards & Installation Dinner Committee2009 - 2009
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoTrial Stars Dinner Committee2008 - 2008
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/AN/A1997
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