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What Makes Gardner Law Different?

I am attorney Renée Yvonne Gardner, the founder and attorney at Gardner Law. At my law practice, I put my clients first.

This is why I only accept a small number of new clients at any given time. Why? Because I want to give each client, and their case, the time and attention that it deserves. That just can't happen if I accept more than a small number of new clients at any given time.

These days, potential clients do a lot of research before they hire an attorney. I think that's a good thing. 

I created my website to help you understand your options and learn more about your case. 

I respect your intelligence and your time. I try not to use a lot of legal jargon. By telling you what you need to know in ways that I try to make easy to understand, I hope that respect comes through.

Clients like hiring attorneys like me because I try to explain things in plain English (and plain Spanish!). I give a lot of information because information is power.

The more information you have, the better decisions you can make for yourself and your loved ones when it comes to the legal problem you are facing.

But don't take my word for it.

See what my former clients and colleagues have to say. And please read more about me.

Legal problems be very stressful, especially when they take you by surprise. The unexpected burden of a legal case can suddenly turn your life upside down.

It can also steal your peace of mind. I hope that my website helps you choose the attorney who is right for your legal case.

Feel free to contact me at at (408) 214-5555 or message me.

For trustworthy and tenacious legal representation, on a major, life-impacting case:

You deserve an attorney who knows the law, will study your case, listen to you, fight for you, and work toward a resolution.

  • In English or in Spanish, you need a lawyer who speaks your language. 
  • I recognize that every person and their particular legal case are different.
  • I work one-on-one with my clients.
  • I've been an attorney for 15 years, representing clients.
  • I've also lived the client side of the attorney-client relationship. This deepened my understanding of the importance of hiring the right attorney, right away.

I am not a personal injury/wrongful death attorney who happens to practice criminal law.

I'm not a criminal defense attorney who happens to take on personal injury/wrongful death cases.

I have been both a personal injury/wrongful death and a criminal defense/post-conviction relief attorney for 15 years.

While personal injury cases currently make up the majority of my case load, I stand at the ready to serve you in both case types. I will get results and will fight for you.

I Handle Accidents That Cause Injury Or Death

Right now, for your accident case, you need a good attorney to listen to you and fight for you.

That attorney is me - personal injury attorney Renée Yvonne Gardner

Serious Personal Injury

Here are just a few examples of causes of serious personal injuries that I can handle for you.

You may also have a serious personal injury case that I can fight, even if it's not listed below.

Examples Of Personal Injuries I Can Handle

I accept many more injured not listed below.

Learn more about serious personal injury cases.

I handle serious personal injury cases in these these twelve counties and in other counties on a case by case basis:

Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Marin, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz.

Wrongful Death

If your loved one was killed because someone else was negligent or reckless, let's talk about how I can help. 

Learn more about wrongful death cases.

I handle wrongful death cases in these these twelve counties and in other California counties on a case by case basis:

AlamedaContra CostaFresnoMarinMercedMontereySan BenitoSan FranciscoSan JoaquinSan MateoSanta Clara and Santa Cruz.

Death Benefits

If your loved one passed away because of a work accident or work-related illness, please contact me.

These cases are handled through the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board as "death benefits".

Some people have both a wrongful death case, and a death benefits case, arising from the same death.

I have experience in these combination cases. 

I handle death benefits in all the counties where I handle wrongful death cases, and other California counties, on a case by case basis.

I Defend Criminal Charges

If you have a pending misdemeanor criminal defense case, you need a good attorney who will carry your burden and fight for you.

Criminal Defense

Your reputation and your future are at stake because of this criminal case.

I defend  misdemeanors in Santa Clara County, particularly DUIs and representation of those who may face immigration consequences if convicted of a crime. 

Learn more about criminal defense cases.

If your misdemeanor arose in one of these Santa Clara County cities, I can defend you:

Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale.

I Help With Criminal Records

Post-Conviction Relief - "Cleaning" Your Record

If your criminal record stands in the way of you and your goals, you need to try and do something about it. 

I handle post-conviction relief cases, felonies and misdemeanors.

I will work hand in hand with the immigration attorney of those clients with current or potential immigration consequences. 

I handle post-conviction relief cases in these nine counties:

Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. 


Legal cases are difficult and can be very stressful. Don't bear this burden alone.

Or worse yet, with the wrong attorney.

I am Gardner Law's attorney Renée Yvonne Gardner and I fight for my California clients.

Feel free to contact me at at (408) 214-5555 or message me.


The first consultation is free for serious personal injurywrongful death and death benefits cases.

A fee is charged for in-person phone consultations on defense and post-conviction relief cases.

During the pandemic, in-person meetings are not being held.

Consultation payments are processed through PayPal, but are refunded to your account if you retain me on the case about which we had a consultation.

Soy La Abogada Gardner - Hablo Español Para Brindar Servicios Legales En Su Idioma.

I Am Here For You.

I'm Renée Yvonne Gardner, and I handle personal injury, death, criminal defense and post-conviction relief cases.


I am committed to providing personalized legal representation in serious personal Injury, wrongful death, death benefits, criminal defense, and post-conviction relief cases. Please call (408) 214-5555 today or fill out our contact form.