I'm Renée Yvonne Gardner. I grew up in a small San José family owned and operated business that was anything but "small" to our family, who worked very hard, seven days a week.
This upbringing drove me to attain a higher education, and instilled a uniquely strong and unwavering work ethic and uncommon persistence. These assets serve my clients very well. Simply put, I work hard and do not give up.
For many years, I worked steadily to achieve every one of my educational goals. I graduated from Saint Mary's College of California and attended Santa Clara University School of Law, at night. All the while, I worked full-time during the day, in a law office, and studied hard in the hours in between.
Throughout my studies at Saint Mary's and Santa Clara, I worked full-time for attorney Paul A. Noboa as his San José law practice paralegal, on serious personal injury, wrongful death, death benefits, criminal defense and post-conviction relief cases. Most of his clients spoke Spanish - - as do I.
At Santa Clara University, I earned a law degree and a Certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law Public interest and social justice attorneys want to do more than just get ahead in their legal careers - they want to make the world a better place. My passion for the law, and how it can make a difference to people, is why this certificate accompanies my law degree.
Since 2006, I have been a member in good standing with The State Bar of California. I have also been a member of Consumer Attorneys of California, Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Alameda County Bar Association and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
Once I became an attorney, I continued to work for the same lawyer, on serious personal injury, wrongful death, death benefits, criminal defense and post-conviction relief cases, with many Spanish speaking clients. In 2019, I opened my law office, Gardner Law, where I continue to serve and fight for my clients. Call me at (408) 214-5555 or message me.
My clients are a range of people from our community:
- Some face the physical and emotional pain of a personal injury case.
- Others bear the indescribably crushing heartbreak from the loss of a loved one who was killed as the result of wrongful death accident.
- Some have a consumer law/consumer protection issue and need a demand letter or small claims assistance - just a phone call away, anywhere in California.
- Others feel the sting of their criminal record preventing them from reaching their goals.
Did you know that some attorneys practically give their assistants full control over a client's file? More than a few personal injury attorneys do this; rest assured that I'm not one of them.
When you hire me, I will not hand off your file to an assistant, giving them free reign over your file, and then cross my fingers hoping they'll keep me up to date on what they're doing on your case.
I know what is going on with each client's case. Doing most of the legal work on my clients' cases, I work one-on-one with them, as I believe working that way serves my clients better than other options.
I'm not ashamed to say that I love being an attorney! When I'm not serving my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and enjoying nature.