Renee is a native San Diegan, who was raised by her grandparents, Irene and Louis F. Galente, in North County San Diego. She attended La Jolla Country Day School for Middle School, Jr. High and High School.
In 1997, after graduating from La Jolla Country Day, she took only minimal community college classes while working to support her family on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Renee joined Marine Corps Community Services as a civilian worker on Camp Pendleton, and worked her way up from an office administration position to the manager of one of the base's most visited facilities. As part of the Recreation Division (called Semper Fit) Renee was able to be a part of some monumental programs brought to Camp Pendleton, including “Rockin' the Corps”, a concert comprised of Kiss, Destiny's Child, and Godsmack, and the “World Famous Mud Run.” During her time at Camp Pendleton, she received recognition for her hard work with Division awards and a Commendation from Commanding General T.E. Donovan.
In 2001, Renee turned her attention full bore towards getting her undergraduate degree. She enrolled in Park University's online program and took a full load of course work while working about 50 hours, or more, a week. She graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Business Management and Marketing in 2004.
Ready to further challenge herself, Renee began law school at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2005. During her first semester of law school, Renee was published in the Student Lawyer magazine of the American Bar Association. She was on the Deans 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 Deans List throughout her law school career, and was actively
involved in several student organizations. Renee found her true calling in law school in the form of trial advocacy classes, which she not only enjoyed but excelled in.
Renee 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, Renee continues to be an active participant at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is the President of the Alumni Association Board and is an Alumni Mentor to the school's Women’s Law Association, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, OUTLAW and La Raza organizations.
After seeing Fred Gray (civil rights attorney for Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) speak in San Francisco, Renee 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. HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative
advocacy, education and outreach programs. Renee is the Secretary for San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and a Board Member of SDLRLA Scholarship Fund, whose mission is to advance the cause of equality, empowerment and justice for Latino attorneys and the Latino community in San Diego County through service and advocacy.
She is a Board Member, and the Treasurer, of Lawyers Club of San Diego. She is the past Co-chair of the Champagne & Chocolates Affair (2012) and the Co-chair for the 41st Annual Dinner (2013).
Renee primarily handles business litigation, land use, contracts, condemnation, eminent domain and personal injury cases.
She is a Co-Owner of Galente Ganci, APC and a trial lawyer. She is admitted to practice law in the State of California and the Southern District Court of California.
She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the New Lawyer Division of the SDCBA, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Consumer Attorneys of California and the American Association for Justice.
- Park University
- Thomas Jefferson School of Law
- Galente Ganci, APCTrial Lawyer, 2011 - present
- Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuireAssociate, 2008 - 2011
- Marine Corps Community Services, Camp Pendleton
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