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Renée Yvonne Gardner

My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner. I grew up in a small San José family owned and operated business that was anything but "small" to our family. 

Our family 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, assets that 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 went to school at night while working full-time in the legal field, during the hours that I was not in school or studying.

I graduated from Saint Mary's College of California and attended Santa Clara University School of Law, at night, while still working full-time during the day in a law office. 

Throughout my studies at Saint Mary's and Santa Clara, I worked full-time for attorney Paul A. Noboa at his San José law practice, as a paralegal on serious personal injury, wrongful death, death benefits, criminal defense and post-conviction relief cases. Most of his clients spoke Spanish - - I also speak Spanish.

I earned my law degree and a Certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law from Santa Clara University. 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 am also 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 fight for justice for my clients. I can be reached at (408) 214-5555 or you can message me

A lawyer for more than 15 years, I serve my clients in English and in Spanish during some of the most vulnerable times in their lives. My persistence and determination are clear when I fight for my clients - and here's what my colleagues say about me.

My clients are a range of people from our community:

Did you know that some attorneys give their assistants almost full control over a client's file? Especially more than a few personal injury attorneys. Rest assured that I'm not one of those attorneys.

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 might keep me up to date about what they're doing on your case.

I know what is going on with each case of each client. I do most of the legal work on my clients' files. I work one-on-one with my clients, because I believe working that way serves my clients better than other options.

I've been approached by the press on some of my cases. I have never made a comment to them. I'm not concerned with glory. My focus is on my clients; I want each of them to regain the peace of mind that has been lost because of their pending legal case.

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.

If you need help on your legal case, call me at (408) 214-5555 or reach out here: message me. Please include your email address. Thank you!

Call Renée Today

For personalized representation in serious personal injury, wrongful death or death benefits, call (408) 214-5555 or fill out my contact form.

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