Finalist

Renee Galente

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Young Attorneys 2010: 1-2 years

Renee Galente is a native San Diegan who was raised by her grandparents, Irene and Louis F. Galente, in North County San Diego. As a civilian worker on Camp Pendleton with the Marine Corps Community Services, Galente worked her way up from an office administration position to manager of one of the base's most visited facilities.

Galente enrolled in Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2005. During her first semester, Galente was published in the Student Lawyer magazine of the American Bar Association. She was on the Dean’s Distinguished Honor Roll and Honor Roll every semester of law school. She was awarded several CALI awards, Jefferson Medals and Witkin Awards, as well as making the National Dean’s List throughout her law school career, and was actively involved in several student organizations. Galente found her true calling during law school in the form of trial advocacy classes.

Galente was chosen by the faculty and staff of Thomas Jefferson School of Law as the winner of the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Student Award in 2008 right before she graduated magna cum laude.

As an alumna, Galente continues to be an active participant at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is involved in three alumni board committees, and is an alumni mentor to the school's Women’s Law Association.

After seeing Fred Gray (civil rights attorney for Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) speak in San Francisco, Galente was motivated to “be the change she wanted to see in the world.” She is a proud member and supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, which seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans. Galente is also a member of San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association.

Galente primarily handles business litigation, land use, contracts, condemnation, eminent domain and personal injury cases. She was named a semi-finalist in The Daily Transcript’s Top Attorneys of San Diego, Personal Injury Division, in 2010.

Today, Galente is honored to be a part of the team at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire. She is admitted to practice law in the state of California and the Southern District of the U.S. District Court of California.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, Young/New Lawyer Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association. 

The Daily Transcript congratulates Young Attorneys 2010

This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.

Young Attorneys 2010 Finalists

1-2 years

Erika Anderson

GCR LLP

Robert Bello

Berman & Riedel LLP

Theresa Bowen

Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley LLP

Shawn Cobb

Latham & Watkins

N. Ben Cramer

Mulligan & Banham

Ahmed Diab

Law Offices of Robert A. Stutman P.C.

Dawn Fonseca

Littler Mendelson

Renee Galente

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Eric Ganci

Galente Ganci APC

Andrew Haden

United States Attorney’s Office

Kimberly Kirkpatrick

The Law & Mediation Offices of Garrison Klueck

Araceli Martinez

Law Offices of Araceli Martinez

Kevan McLaughlin

McLaughlin Legal

Mhairi Ransom

Allen Matkins

Geoffrey Spreter

Law Offices of Alex Schack

3-5 years

Cecilia Brennan

GCR LLP

Marissa Dragoo

GCR LLP

Kriste Draper

Children’s Advocacy Institute, USD School of Law

Andrew Gregor

Foley & Lardner LLP

Ben Howard

Neil Dymott

Michael Kinslow

Zalkin Law Firm PC

Maureen Mueller

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Justine Phillips

Baker & McKenzie

Puja Sachdev

Law Offices of Julia M. Garwood

Jason Schingler

Worden Williams APC

Daphne Skogen

Herold & Sager

Devin Storey

The Zalkin Law Firm PC

Shawn Tafreshi

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office

Ben Wagner

Mintz Levin

Colleen Warren

Lewis & Warren APLC

6-7 years

Andrew Abrams

Fish & Richardson

Elizabeth Barros

Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.

Graham Buccigross

Sheppard Mullin

Courtney Bunt

Duane Morris LLP

Ted Fates

Allen Matkins

Bibianne Fell

Fleming & Fell PC

Lara Garner

Fish & Richardson

Jennifer Hansen

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC

Jeremiah Moffit

Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

Ronson Shamoun

RJS Law

Joshua Sonné

Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley LLP

Matt Steiner

Morrison & Foerster

Tamera Weisser

Jones Day

David Zachry

Procopio

Bryan Ziegler

County of San Diego

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Important Dates

Nominations Open: September 15
Nominations Close: October 20
Nominees Announced: November 3
Finalists Notified: November 5
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Publication Date: December 15

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